AKA Diane Heidekrueger
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Executive summary: Helen of Troy
Diane Kruger is an actress, model, and former dancer whose ballet career was cut short by an injury. So instead of dancing, she became a top supermodel in Paris, where, in her spare time, she trained at the elite private French theater school Ecole Florent.
Her first name, though it's spelled "Diane," is pronounced "Dion," like Celine Dion.
She made her movie debut in the Christopher Lambert action movie The Piano Player, and has worked in several French-language films. She married the director of her second film, Mon Idole (My Idol), Guillaume Canet.
She starred in Troy, an adaptation of Homer's epic poem The Iliad. The poem is 3,000 years old, hated by high school and college kids everywhere required to read it, but the surviving cliché about Helen of Troy is that she's supposed to be the most beautiful woman in the world. She's the face that launched a thousand ships, remember?
Troy was supposed to make Kruger a star, but that remains to be seen. She has since appeared in Wicker Park with Josh Hartnett and National Treasure with Nicolas Cage.
Father: Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger
Brother: Stefan (younger)
Husband: Guillaume Canet (French actor, m. 1-Sep-2001, div. 2006)
Boyfriend: Joshua Jackson (actor, together since 2006)
Laser Eye Surgery
Entertainment Weekly's 2003 "It" List Thousand-Ship Launcher
FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
The Host (22-Mar-2013)
Farewell, My Queen (9-Feb-2012)
Special Forces (2-Nov-2011)
Unknown (18-Feb-2011) · Gina
Inhale (27-Aug-2010) · Diane Stanton
Mr. Nobody (12-Sep-2009)
Inglourious Basterds (20-May-2009)
Anything for Her (30-Oct-2008)
National Treasure: Book of Secrets (13-Dec-2007)
The Hunting Party (3-Sep-2007)
The Age of Ignorance (27-May-2007)
Goodbye Bafana (11-Feb-2007) · Gloria Gregory
Copying Beethoven (30-Jul-2006) · Anna Holtz
Joyeux Noël (16-May-2005) · Anna Sörensen
National Treasure (8-Nov-2004)
Wicker Park (4-Jul-2004)
Troy (9-May-2004) · Helen
Michel Vaillant (8-Nov-2003)
Not For or Against (5-Mar-2003)
My Idol (17-Dec-2002)
The Piano Player (6-Oct-2002) · Erika Nile
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