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Eva Green

Her magnetic allure is the key to her inscrutable sensuality. She’s gorgeous, fragile, and utterly irresistible

 

You needed a really special woman to irremediably break James Bond’s heart: an inscrutable woman able to convey contrasting sentiments such as fragility, determination, fear, sensuality, desperation and mystery with just a glance. That would be Eva Green, the actress who played Vesper Lynd, the great love of Daniel Craig’s 007. Hers is not a stage name, but she followed in the footsteps of her mother, the French actress Marlène  Jobert. “In the beginning, my mother kept telling me not to choose this career because it is a cruel world and I’m very fragile. Perhaps I was also afraid of being compared to her, not only in terms of a mother-daughter relationship, but also on a professional level.” When you meet Eva for the first time, you are struck by her beauty and by her magnetic allure, those slightly guarded smoky eyes, dusky voice, and disarming shyness. “I know I’m vulnerable, extremely shy and insecure. I feel I can only truly express myself when I’m acting.”

Discovered by Bernardo Bertolucci, who launched her in the film The Dreamers in 2003, Eva became internationally famous with Casino Royale. It was, in a certain sense, an opportunity that turned out to be a mixed blessing. It made her one of the most famous and unforgettable Bond girls, but it also transformed her, despite herself, into the femme fatale archetype that every director wants. That is why she is twice as happy today to be the heroine of the action fantasy flick 300 – Rise of an Empire. In it, she is Artemisia, the warrior queen thirsting for revenge. It is a very virile and physical role. “I like having to handle a sword and fight like a man. What girl wouldn’t be happy to be a man for at least one day?” But that was just an interlude because Eva has gone back to being the dark, sensual, and enigmatic actress that we were accustomed to seeing on the screen. Whether it is on TV, with the series Penny Dreadful where she is Vanessa Ives, an unsettling girl from a good family possessed by evil spirits in Victorian London, or in the movies as Ava Lord, “the dame to kill for” in the next Sin City, Eva is quite the irresistible femme fatale.

 

Source: Vogue Italia

By Maria Grazia Meda, excerpt from Vogue Italia, September 2014, n. 769, p.348  Published: 09/15/2014 – 07:00

 

 

3 Responses to “Vogue Italia on Eva Green”
  1. Jackie Says:

    That is the best description of Eva. Words don’t do justice unless you simply say, “Ethereal”.

    “Her magnetic allure is the key to her inscrutable sensuality. She’s gorgeous, fragile, and utterly irresistible”

    Alluring, other worldly, goddess, most fearless actor, warm, down to earth, funny, unbelievably beautiful aura…..this kids description seems almost perfect when you talk to anyone who comes in contact with her. This article is another group of words to add to the already impressive list.

    Eva, I’m like 99.9% you could rule the world. Just saying.
    Great article

  2. alanfeierstein Says:

    In addition to everything said above which I agree 100% Eva was terrific in the mean killer..ruler portrayal of Artemisia…

  3. SurjeetT Says:

    The great seductress…. oh… eva you’re just fab….