Kurylenko was discovered by a female model scout while on vacation in Moscow at the age of 13. When she was 17, she signed a contract with the Paris-based Madison modeling agency. By the age of 18, she had already appeared on the covers of Vogue and Elle. While working as a model in Paris, Kurylenko supported her mother back home in Ukraine.
She also appeared on the covers of Madame Figaro and Marie Claire.
Also, she became the face of Lejaby lingerie, Bebe, Clarins, and Helena Rubinstein. Furthermore, she modelled for Roberto Cavalli and Kenzo, and appeared in the Victoria’s Secret catalog.
Kurylenko’s first acting appearance was in Seal’s music video, ’Love’s Divine’ in 2003, but her film career began in earnest in France during 2005. She received the certificate of excellence award at the 2006 Brooklyn International Film Festival for her performance in L’Annulaire, and also starred in the Paris, je t’aime segment Quartier de la Madeleine opposite Elijah Wood… read more