Bond girl Eva Green insists she’s ‘not confident’ about her body – but you might beg to differ, given her latest sultry photoshoot.
The 29-year-old seemed to show no inhibitions when she posed naked for the latest edition of style bible Tatler, recreating a classic Seventies portrait of British actress Charlotte Rampling.
Sitting on a polished antique table in front of an ornately gilded mirror, the Casino Royale star has only a glass of wine for company as she mimics erotic photographer Helmut Newton’s 1973 memorable image.
One thing has changed through the decades, though – the pack of cigarettes behind Ms Rampling’s derriere has vanished, a nod to the fact smoking is no longer promoted as sexy.
Despite her protestations, this is not the first time Paris-born Ms Green has been naked in the line of duty.
Before starring as Vesper Lynd opposite Daniel Craig’s 007, she took a lead role in The Dreamers, a film by Last Tango In Paris director Bernardo Bertolucci that featured several explicit bedroom scenes.
Even though the role was her big-screen debut, Ms Green’s father and twin sister Joy refused to watch it.
The actress said: ‘They’re not in the business. They get confused.’
And she admitted: ‘I felt a bit ill when I saw it. I’m not confident with my body.’
But she seems to have conquered her coyness for Tatler. Another image shows her wearing only a mink coat – again echoing a familiar theme from the work of German-born Newton, who died in 2004.
His 1973 photograph of Ms Rampling for Vogue magazine – taken at the Hotel Nord Pinus II in Arles, near Marseilles, and titled The Sexiest Woman In The World – firmly sealed her reputation as a sex symbol.
Ms Green thinks she is unlikely to earn the same plaudits.
‘I opened a magazine the other day and they called me the worst-dressed person in the world,’ she said.
‘And I was like, “I like that dress.”’
Well, at least no one can criticise what she’s wearing in this latest picture …
* The full interview is in December’s issue of Tatler, out on Thursday.
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French actress Eva Green has said that her role in the James Bond franchise has helped make her more “bankable”.
“It was a blessing definitely,” Green told the BBC after the screening of her latest film Cracks at the London Film Festival.
“It brought me luck and it was commercial, but people liked it and now I’m a bit more bankable – which is good.”
Green starred as Vesper Lynd alongside Daniel Craig in 2006’s Casino Royale.
She said that even three years on she was asked about her Bond role all the time.
In Cracks, she plays a charismatic teacher at a girls’ boarding school in 1930s England.
The big screen drama is directed by Jordan Scott – the daughter of director Sir Ridley Scott, who directed Alien, Bladerunner and Gladiator.
Based on Sheila Kohler’s novel set in South Africa, Cracks is due on general release in the UK in December.
Jordan Scott, daughter of Ridley (Blade runner, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator), has presented her confident debut movie Cracks during the course of the 53rd London Film Festival, accompanied by her father and her cast, including the stunning Eva Green. The story is set in 1930s England in an isolated all-girls boarding school. In the austere institution (the church hymns, the dark uniforms, the severe bare landscape) an unconventional teacher, Miss G (a superb Eva Green), brings a touch of glamour and emancipation. Her team of girls is faithful and adoring, until the arrival on a new student, the aristocratic Spaniard Fiamma (Maria Valverde), and the balance is irremediably flawed.
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Eva Green was another star gleaming on the red carpet thanks to her eye-catching evening gown. She arrived at the London Film Festival for the premiere of Cracks wearing this sequinned number by Donna Karan. Although the claret colour isn’t complimented by Eva’s tomato red lip, it’s got glamour written all over it.
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Eva Green attended the London Film Festival screening of Jordan Scott’s film “Cracks” this Sunday.
The period drama, set in a 1930s girls’ boarding school in England, stars French actress Eva Green as the charismatic school swimming coach Miss G and Juno Temple and Imogene Poots as two of the girls in her team. The film, based on Sheila Kohler’s novel, is a dark tale of a girls’ clique that is thrown into disarray by the arrival of a mysterious Spanish pupil played by María Valverde.
Marlène Jobert, at 68, was voted the “ideal grandmother” according to the French.
Quirky, gothic, witty and undeniably beautiful, Eva is bound to appear in lists like this for years to come, if only for playing the woman who broke James Bond. The fact that she’s French only adds to her appeal, but to be honest, just look at her – as director Bernando Bertolucci put it, she’s “so beautiful, it’s indecent”.
Most alluring as… Vesper Lynd. Do you remember that purple dress? Of course you do.
Interests include… Collecting art, visiting museums and playing the flute.