The New Bond Girl – Olga Kurylenko

olga40 246x300Coming on Friday, November 14th, is the 22nd James Bond installment, Quantum of Solace. One of many Bond traditions is selecting the part of the leading lady or ‘Bond girl’ of the next film. This time the producers granted that honor to Olga Kurylenko, a model turned actress. Let’s take a little time to get to know her.

The green-eyed star was born in the former Soviet Union in Berdyansk, Ukraine on November 14, 1979. She’ll be celebrating her 29th birthday when the movie premieres here in the United States. Happy Birthday Olga! At age sixteen she moved to Paris to further her career as a model, and would quickly appear on the cover of magazines like Vogue and Elle.  In 2005, she made the move into films. Before her Bond role, she was most recognized for her roles in the action thrillers Hitman and Max Payne.

Here are some photos to help you get better acquainted with Ms. Kurylenko: