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Diane Kruger Biography

Birth Name:
Diane Heidkrueger
Birth Place:
Algermissen, West Germany

Fast Facts

  • 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


  • 2017Cannes Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 2017Bayerischer Filmpreis-Best Actress: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role: nominated