Born July 5 1980 and the daughter of renowned French actress Marlène Jobert, Eva Green is mostly known among tropers for being James Bond's beloved Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006), but also for her roles as Isabella in The Dreamers, Queen Sybilla in Kingdom of Heaven, Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass, Ava Lord in Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, Morgaine in Camelot, Artemisia in 300: Rise of an Empire and Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. She also played alongside Doctor Who star Matt Smith in Womb. She does have a slight reputation for being interested in small, arthouse productions, dark roles, and does tend to take her kit off in those as well.Recently chew the scenery as the very troubled and mysterious Vanessa Ives on Showtime's Penny Dreadful.
Tropes related to this actress:
- Action Girl: In 300: Rise of an Empire she portrays Artemisia, an asskicking queen allied with Persian Emperor Xerxes. Borderline in Camelot as she's more of a Lady of Black Magic.
- Adaptation Dye-Job: Serafina Pekkala is blonde in the books but Eva plays her as a brunette in The Golden Compass. Ironic because Eva is a natural blonde.
- Author Appeal: Is quite fond of witches and the occult, hence her roles in The Golden Compass, Camelot, Dark Shadows and Penny Dreadful.
- Chronically Killed Actor: Even lampshaded by her in this interview.I die a lot in movies and I don't know why. It's a big rehearsal for me, yeah.
- Defrosting Ice Queen: With films like Casino Royale (2006) and Kingdom of Heaven, this is one of her familiar character roles.
- Dye Hard: Eva is a natural blonde but has been dyeing her hair brunette since she was a teenager.
- Femme Fatale: This started off as her character type, which she was not too pleased about.
- Hello, Nurse!: She was chosen to play a Bond Girl. She gets a scene where she's supposed to walk up to the poker table, distracting the rest of the players. Of course she screws with Bond, entering from the other side (in front of his line of sight), so he's Distracted by the Sexy too.
- Hot Witch: First was Serafina Pekkala in The Golden Compass where her character was previously involved with a human. The character's beauty is mentioned more than once in the books. Later examples include Morgan Pendragon in Camelot, where she has at least two love interests and her beauty is frequently commented on; and Angelique Bouchard in Dark Shadows.
- It's Pronounced Tro-PAY: Being of Swedish origin on her paternal side, her last name is not pronounced like the color "green" but with a slightly more open vowel. While she doesn't seem to mind being called like the color in the Anglosphere, she gets annoyed when it's done in France.
- Ms. Fanservice: Since her film debut The Dreamers, where her body was shown in all its glory, she has made a career of portraying sexy female characters and showing a lot of skin, whether nude or not.
- Playing Against Type: Playing Queen Sibylla in Kingdom of Heaven helped break her out of playing femme fatale types as a calm and sensible princess without showing any skin.
- Rapunzel Hair: Many of her roles do have a great hair length like Queen Sibylla, Serafina Pekkala, Morgan Pendragon, Artemisia or Vanessa Ives.
- Raven Hair, Ivory Skin: Numerous roles, such as Vesper Lynd, Artemisia, and Vanessa Ives.
- Sherlock Scan: Seems to be a recurring staple in many of the characters she plays, notable examples in which this is performed include as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006), as Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, and as Vanessa Ives on Penny Dreadful.
- The Vamp: Very often. One example is in Dark Shadows opposite Johnny Depp, who plays an actual vampire. Another is in Sin City: A Dame to Kill for, where she plays Ava Lord, one of the purest examples of this trope.
- Vocal Evolution: As noted in this interview from 2003, she began with a very thick French accent. Then compare this from when she was promoting The Golden Compass where her accent has faded and sounds more British. In Kingdom of Heaven she's very in-between - where her voice just sounds ambiguously exotic.