Eva Green

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Eva Gaëlle Green was born two minutes earlier than her fraternal twin sister, Joy, on 6 July 1980. She is the daughter of Marlène Jobert, an actress and singer, and Walter Green, a dentist and occasional actor. Her father is of Breton and Swedish descent; through him, she is the great-granddaughter of composer Paul Le Flem. Her mother, a native of French Algeria, later moved to Metropolitan France. Green is Jewish, as is her mother, who has Sephardic Jewish ancestry. Green has described herself as "a secular Jew who never attended synagogue as a girl" and feels "like a citizen of the world". She has described her family as "bourgeois" and has said that her sister is very different from her. Green is naturally dark blonde; she has dyed her hair black since she was 15 years old. She is the niece of actress Marika Green and the maternal first cousin of singer Elsa Lunghini and actress Joséphine Jobert. The surname "Green" is Swedish and pronounced "grain". It does not originate from the English word "green", which is "grön" in Swedish. "Green" is derived from the Swedish word "gren", which means "tree branch".

“I don’t want to be the woman in the script where it goes, ‘There’s a beautiful, mysterious woman …’ Just, OK, forget it. I think I would feel unhappy … Some people play it very well but I want to be as equal as a man, you know what I mean?”

Eva Gaëlle Green ( French:  [ɡʁin] ; Swedish:  [ˈɡɾeːn] ; [1] born 6 July 1980 [2] [3] ) is a French actress and model. She started her career in theatre before making her film debut in 2003 in Bernardo Bertolucci 's film The Dreamers . She achieved international recognition when she appeared as Sibylla, Queen of Jerusalem in Ridley Scott 's historical epic Kingdom of Heaven (2005), and portrayed Bond girl Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). In 2006, Green was awarded the BAFTA Rising Star Award .

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Vesper Lynd is a fictional HM Treasury liaison who is sent to aid James Bond in the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale . She is portrayed by Eva Green .