- Studied with the Royal Ballet in London until an injury halted her dream of becoming a ballerina.
- Was a finalist in a modeling competition at the age of 15.
- Decided to pursue an acting career full time at the urging of French director Luc Besson.
- Was an unknown actress when she beat out more than 2000 other women for the role of Helen in the 2004 film Troy.
- Hostess for the opening and closing ceremonies of the Cannes Film Festival in 2007.
- Named a global spokesperson for L'Oréal in 2009.
- Was awarded the French Order of Arts and Letters in 2014.
- 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: Nominee
- 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
- Maria-Theresa Heidkrueger — Mother
- Joshua Jackson — Ex-significant Other
- Guillaume Canet — Ex-husband
- Stefan Heidgrueger — Brother
- Hans Heidkrueger — Father
- Birth Name: Diane Heidkrueger
- Birth Place: Algermissen, West Germany
- Profession: Actor
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