Eva Gaëlle Green was born two minutes earlier than her fraternal twin sister, Joy, on 6 July 1980. She is the daughter of Marlène Jobert, an actress and singer, and Walter Green, a dentist and occasional actor. Her father is of Breton and Swedish descent; through him, she is the great-granddaughter of composer Paul Le Flem.
She was cast at the last minute for the role of Vesper Lynd in the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006). Green was approached in mid-2005 but turned it down. Principal photography was already underway, and director Martin Campbell said casting the role was difficult because “we didn’t have the final script and a Bond girl always had the connotation of tits ‘n’ ass.” Campbell saw Green’s performance in the director’s cut of Kingdom of Heaven, and approached Green again. She read the script, and found the character of Vesper far deeper than most Bond girls.
Daniel Craig was a very cool Bond, very raw. He’s very paternal actually. He really looked after me, and he was wanting to do something different with Bond, which I think he did. I was a bit scared at the beginning – but it was a good Bond and it made me bankable – money, money!
Born to French-Algerian actress Marlène Jobert and Swedish dentist Walter Green. Eva’s mother was born in Algeria, of Sephardi Jewish heritage. Eva’s father is of Swedish, French, and Breton descent. Her paternal great-grandfather was French Breton composer and music critic Paul Le Flem.