Olga Kurylenko is a popular Ukrainian model and actress who played the character of Camille Montes Rivero in the James Bond movie Quantum of Solace (2008). Kurylenko was born in Ukraine on November 14th 1979 in the small city of Berdyansk on the Sea of Azov.
Olga Kurylenko endured a tough upbringing in Ukraine where she lived in poverty. However, her life would change for the better when her mother took her for a holiday to Moscow, Russia at the age of 14. Here, she was spotted by a talent scout at a train station and asked to work at a modelling agency.
|“When I was a small child the opposition sent General Medrano to our house. He shot my father. He did things to my mother and my sister and then strangled them ...”|
Kurylenko took up the offer and began training as a model which included many long journeys between Berdyansk and Moscow. At the age of 16 she moved into an apartment in Paris, France, after being given a contract at a French modelling agency.
Here, Olga Kurylenko learned French and English and eventually began an acting career. She has worked for many top modelling agencies including: Madison Models, Next Model Management, and Time Model Agency.
In 2005, Olga Kurylenko made her film debut in the French drama The Ring Finger. Her next movie was the romantic drama, Paris, I Love You (2006). This film, which featured an ensemble of cast and directors, saw her act opposite Elijah Wood in a scene in the 8th arrondissement of Paris.
Kurylenko’s next major role was in the 2007 action blockbuster Hitman where she played the character of Nika Boronina. In the same year she appeared as Eva Pirès in seven episodes of the French television series Secrets.
In 2008, Olga Kurylenko starred with Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond movie Quantum of Solace, a sequel to Casino Royale (2006). Kurylenko played the leading lady Camille Montes, a tough and sophisticated woman determined to avenge the death of her family.
In the 2009 Israeli action film Kirot, Kurylenko played the lead role of Galia, an assassin fighting for her freedom and survival in order to see her daughter again.
In 2010, Kurylenko appeared in five episodes of the psychological thriller series Tyranny, and starred as the tribal warrior Etain in the British historical thriller Centurion.
Here is a list of Olga Kurylenko movies:
One of Kurylenko's recent films is the drama Land Of Oblivion which tells the story of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear disaster in the Ukraine.
Olga Kurylenko has appeared in various magazines including Complex, DT, Elle, ES, Esquire, FHM, Glamour, Madame Figaro, Marie Claire, Maxim, and Vanity Fair. She has been a face for many popular brands including Bebe, Campari, Clarions, and Lejaby.
Here is a list of Kurylenko's television performances:
Olga Kurylenko has previously been married to French photographer Cedric Van Mol, and mobile phone entrepreneur Damien Gabrielle.
Kurylenko lives in Paris, France, and regularly travels for work to many countries including England and the United States. She also makes annual visits to her home town of Berdyansk, Ukraine.
Camille Montes is determined on killing General Medrano (Joaquin Cosío), a former chief of the Bolivian army, who brutally murdered her family when she was young. She becomes close to the devious Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), the CEO of utility firm Greene Planet, in order to determine the whereabouts of Medrano.
In Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Camille collects James Bond (Daniel Craig) from outside the Hôtel Dessalines. At the time she believes 007 is the geologist Edmund Slate, a man working for Greene who is to sell her secret paperwork. She tells Bond he doesn’t look anything like she had expected and subsequently tries to kill him, but 007 escapes.
Camille Montes drives back to Greene at his Kings Quay warehouse on the Port-au-Prince docks. She still hopes she will be introduced to Medrano, despite knowing that Greene had tried to have her killed.
Greene deceives Camille who is whisked away in a speed boat with Medrano and his men. James Bond then crashes a fishing boat into their vessel, knocking them all down.
In dramatic fashion, 007 grabs hold of Camille and the pair take off in another boat. Medrano’s men give chase and in a spectacular action sequence, Bond and Camille take care of them in style.
Camille Montes travels to La Paz, Bolivia, and attends Greene Planet’s lavish Eco Park Charity Fundraiser. After Greene outlines the Tierra Project, which will rejuvenate degraded environmental land, Camille sets out to spoil his reputation among the elite guests.
When Greene tries to shove Camille off a balcony, Bond steps in at the opportune moment. Camille and 007 leave the party together and the following day take an aerial surveillance over the Bolivian desert to find out more about the Tierra Project.
Their Douglas DC-3 aircraft is shot down, but they make a miraculous escape and land in a desert sinkhole. Camille then tells Bond she wants to kill General Medrano as he shot her father, strangled both her mother and sister, and then set fire to the family home.
Agent 007 then apologises to Camille for denying her the chance to kill Medrano after he pulled her from Medrano’s speedboat in Haiti. The pair make their way out of the sinkhole and soon discover a large dam. They now realise Greene’s cunning plan - to control the water supplies of Bolivia.
After an arduous walk through the desert, Camille Montes and Agent 007 catch a local bus back to La Paz. Later, Camille aids 007 by picking him up from the Andean Grand Hotel.
Together they travel to the Perla de las Dunas Hotel in the desert of Bolivia in pursuit of Greene and Medrano. 007 goes after Greene whilst Camille has a vicious struggle with Medrano before killing him.
With the hotel on fire Camille shields herself from the flames before Bond arrives and holds her closely. He then shoots a hydrogen canister which explodes and leaves a massive hole in the wall allowing them to escape.
Camille Montes gives her gratitude to James Bond and tells him she wishes she could set him free, before leaving to take a train home.
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