Born In: Algermissen, Germany
Diane Kruger is a German-American actress and former fashion model. She is famous in Hollywood for her critically acclaimed roles like ‘Helen of Sparta’ in ‘Troy,’ ‘Bridget von Hammersmark’ in ‘Inglourious Basterds,’ ‘Dr. Abigail Chase’ in ‘National Treasure,’ etc. After her dream of becoming a ballerina got crushed because of an injury, Kruger was trained in modeling in France after which she started her career in the entertainment business as a model. She modeled for many years for brands like ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ ‘Chanel,’ ‘Christian Dior,’ etc. and featured in the cover pages of ‘Vogue Paris,’ ‘Cosmopolitan,’ etc. In pursuit of acting, she decided to quit modeling at the age of twenty-two, when her career was at peak. Her interest in acting turned into passion when she took lessons at the ‘Cours Florent.’ After making brief appearances in French movies, she got her first big break in 2003, with ‘Michel Vaillant.’ Apart from acting in movies, she is also associated with the fashion world as she is the global spokesperson of ‘L’Oreal’ and the face of Calvin Klein’s fragrance ‘Beauty.’
Also Known As: Diane Heidkrüger
Spouse/Ex-: Guillaume Canet (m. 2001–2006)
father: Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger
mother: Maria-Theresa Heidkrüger
siblings: Stefan, Stefan Heidkrüger
Born Country: Germany
Notable Alumni: Royal Ballet School
Ancestry: Polish German, Polish French, German French, Polish American, German American
education: Royal Ballet School, Cours Florent
awards: 2009 - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
2009 - Golden Camera for Best International Actress
2009 - Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2009 - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
2009 - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2003 - Cannes Film Festival for Chopard Trophy for Female Revelation
2004 - Bambi Award for Career
2010 - SAG Award for Best Cast
2010 - Goldene Kamera for Best International Actress
Diane Kruger was born on July 15, 1976, in Algermissen, West Germany, to Hans-Heinrich Heidkruger and Maria-Theresa. Her father was a computer specialist, while her mother worked in a bank.
Kruger moved to Paris and pursued modeling. She represented her country in the ‘Elite Model Look’ in 1992, and managed to land advertisement assignments for brands like ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ ‘Chanel,’ ‘Giorgio Armani,’ ‘Christian Dior,’ etc.
She started taking acting lessons at the ‘Cours Florent.’ This helped her land cameo roles in some French movies. It was not until 2002, that she managed to land a prominent role in a movie—‘The Piano Player.’
The most important role of her career came in 2004, when she played ‘Helen of Sparta’ in Wolfgang Petersen's epic film ‘Troy.’ The movie, which was based on Homer’s ‘Iliad,’ starred Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom among other prominent actors.
During the late-2000s, and early-2010s, Kruger made appearances in films like ‘Mr. Nobody’ (2009), ‘Unknown’ (2011) and French-language film ‘Les Adieux à la Reine’ (Farewell, My Queen) (2012). She also made cameo appearances in Fox’s show ‘Fringe’ (2010) and Mark Ronson’s music video ‘Somebody to Love Me’ (2010).
She met actor Norman Reedus while filming the movie ‘Sky’ in 2015. She started a relationship with Reedus in 2016, and their daughter, Nova was born in November 2018.
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