By MI6 Staff
Actress: Olga Kurylenko
Character: Camille Montes Rivera
Movie: 'Quantum of Solace'
Date of Birth: 14th November 1979
Place of Birth: Berdyansk, Ukraine
Trivia: Won a certificate of excellence at the Brooklyn Film Festival, 2006
PLEASED TO MEET YOU
007 comes across the feisty Camille after a case of mistaken identity in Port au Prince, Haiti. She is hell-bent on avenging her family and the interaction between the pair starts off frosty. After she concludes that Bond is not out to kill her, their relationship forms as an alliance of convenience - both with a common goal.
"Who doesn't want to be a Bond girl? I'm not worried about being stereotyped"
CAUGHT IN THE ACT
A rare breed of Bond girl indeed, Camille is one who does not cave in the expected way to 007's charm and advances. While she does not bed Bond on-screen, she does help the grieving 007 take his mind of Vesper Lynd.
The smart and independent Camille became an orphan after the vicious murder of her family by the rogue General Medrano. Distraught, after having witnessing the horrific spectacle, Camille lived a life of bitter exile. While her mother was a Russian, her homeland is the South American nation of Bolivia - where Medrano and Greene are plotting a regime change.
Not unused to fending for herself, Camille is feisty and quick handed with a weapon. She drives a slinky new metallic-gold Ford Ka. With a "masculine spirit", Camille remains cautious and skeptical of all men however, she eventually warms to her new ally: James Bond.
Bond in Berdyansk, Ukraine in 1979, Olga grew up in a time when the Ukraine was under the regime of the Soviet Union. Olga Kurylenko was first discovered at age 13 in the busy Moscow subway by a talent agent, who signed up the young beauty for when she turned 17. Olga's mother was initially surprised and suspicious of the approach but eventually came to an agreement with the agent.
When the time came for Olga to enter the workforce her agent arranged her for her to move to Paris and receive training as a model. She was fortunate to have her career prosper and receive a variety of impressive jobs, including on the pages of French "Vogue" fashion magazine.
Kurylenko won her first on-screen role in 2005, where she played Iris in the French drama "L'Annulaire" (The Ring Finger). The aspiring actress went on to make a number of other French films including "Le Serpent" and "Paris, je t'aime" in 2006 before making her Hollywood break in 2007's action-thriller "Hitman". Kurylenko was thrust into international stardom when she signed on to play Camille in Daniel Craig's second James Bond adventure, 'Quantum of Solace'.
"She's careful and she doesn't trust that easily. So basically with men, she either uses them, or if they're no use, and she sees that they can't serve her, then she throws them away. First she is trying to figure this guy out. But Bond and Camille do warm up to each other."
"Camille is a strong independent woman who is charming and sensual. Bond women are strong at the same time as being feminine. I've never worked so hard training for any other movie, I'm using weapons, driving cars and involved in fight scenes."
On her personal life: "I don't want a boyfriend. I don't have time for it. I am going abroad for six months, filming in Europe and Panama. Who can cope with that? "I think it is easier this way. I want to be totally involved in the movie. I get up, go to the set, work, go back and go to bed. But that is how I want it. I love it."