Diane Kruger Biography
Diane Kruger born in 15 July 1976 is an actress from Germany. German model, actress and model. in North America, she is famous for her roles as Helen in Troy as well as the character of Dr. Abigail Chase in National Treasure and National Treasure: Book of Secrets, and Bridget von Hammersmark from Inglourious Basterds.
Childhood and early life
Kruger was born Diane Heidkruger in Algermissen, Germany close to Hildesheim. Her parents are bank worker Maria-Theresa and computer expert Hans-Heinrich Heidkruger. Her family was Roman Catholic and attended a Catholic school. Diane did not consume alcohol until she reached the age of 20 due to the negative effects from alcohol in her family. Her mother took her to exchange programs for students as a teenager to help improve her English. Kruger was raised in Germany together with her older brother Stefan. As a youngster Kruger was determined to become ballerina. She was able to audition at The Royal Ballet School in London. But, when an accident caused her to quit ballet prematurely and she relocated to Paris and shifted her focus towards modeling.
Kruger emigrated to Paris and began modeling. She represented the country in the “Elite Model Style in 1992. She also was able to secure advertising assignments for brands such as ‘Yves Saint Laurent,’ Chanel,”Giorgio Armani and ‘Christian Dior etc.
She hosted runway shows in collaboration with Marc Jacobs, ‘D&G, as well as Sonia Rykiel. She also appeared on the front cover of fashion magazines such as “Vogue Paris,” “Cosmopolitan, and others. After many years of modeling her career, she decided to quit modeling to pursue acting.
She began taking acting classes at the “Cours Florent. It helped her get cameos in several French films. It wasn’t until 2002 that she managed to get the role of a film called ‘The Piano player..’
As of 2003, the actor portrayed the leading role in “Julie Wood” in the French film called “Michel Vaillant which starred Sagamore Stevenin. The film was directed by Louis-Pascal Couvelaire and written by Jean Graton.
She was the character ‘Lisa “Wicker Park,” an American psychological mystery film that debuted in 2004. She starred alongside Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne. It was a remake the French film “L’Appartement.’
Diane Kruger Filmography
Kruger gained notoriety for her film roles her role as Helen on the epic film Troy (2004) as well as the character Dr. Abigail Chase in the film heist National Treasure (2004) and its sequel in 2007 Bridget von H. Mark in Quentin Tarantino’s war documentary Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). Kruger also played The Detective Sonya cross in her role in the FX the crime-drama series The Bridge (2013-14). In 2017 she made her debut as a German-language actress as Fatih in the film In the Fade, for which she received the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress.
Diane Kruger Awards
2017 Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: Winner
2017 Bayerischer Filmpreis-Best Actress: Winner
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominated.
What is Diane Kruger’s Net Worth?
Diane Kruger is a German model and actress from Germany with a net worth of around $20 million. She has starred in important characters in some Hollywood’s most acclaimed blockbusters as well as in several television shows. Even though she is German however, the majority of her roles were in French or English speaking. In her professional career, she has been awarded several prizes. Kruger has also been nominated by many other awards.
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Diane Kruger Facts
The ballet school she attended was Ballet Royal Ballet in London until an injury stopped her dream of becoming ballerina
Awarded a finalist spot in a modeling contest at when she was 15 years old.
The decision was made to go after an acting profession full-time upon the advice from French Director Luc Besson
was an unknown actress, when she beat over 2000 other actresses to play Helen on the movie Troy (2004). Troy
Hostess for both the opening and final ceremonies at the Cannes Film Festival in 2007
As a worldwide spokesperson of L’Oreal in 2009
He was awarded with the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2014.