Sexy Famous Russian Women
Olga Kurylenko Native Ukrainian beauty Olga Kurylenko has secured the role as the newest bond girl in the latest James bond Movie“Quantum of Solace”, the 22nd installment in the very successful James Bond 007 movie series.
“Quantum of Solace” stars Daniel Craig, returning to fill the James Bond role and picks up exactly where "Casino Royale" left off.
Tracing a hatian bank account of an MI6 double agent leads Bond to the saultry sexy and dangerous Camille, played by Kurylenko. Camille is a woman with her own agenda and score to settle. It is through Camille that Bond learns more about the mysterious organisation that is "Quantum" and is led to possible organization leader Dominic Greene .
“Quantum of Solace” once again sees the return of dame Judi Dench in te role of Millitary Intelligence leader M, as well as acclaimed actor Jeffry Wright returning as Felix Leiter of the american based CIA. It also sees the additions of new bond girls Olga Kurylenko as Camille and Gemma Arterton as the sexy Agent Field.
In "Quantum" Daniel Craig's Bond must resit the urge to make his latest mission one of personal vengence as he gets closer and closer to finding the person responsible for the betrayal of his former love, Vesper Lind.
Billed as being the sexiest and toughest bond girl to date, Olga Kostyantynivna Kurylenko was born on November 14th, 1979 in the seaside town of Berdyansk, Ukraine.
Olga had a rough childhood growing up in Ukraine. A child of a broken home, her mother divorced her father when she was only 2 years old. Olga was raised in a cramped Soviet communal flat / sleeping block, with four small rooms shared by six adults from her extended family and several children.
Kurylenko's luck changed with a chance encounter on a train in the underground metro system fo Moscow on a trip with her family. At the age of thirteen Olga was discovered by a female modling scout. Too young for major campaigns Olga went back to her home in Ukraine but stayed in touch with the woman and at age 17 she was sent to Mosco where she attended modeling school. In a matter of months Kurylenko was on her way to Paris and picking up major modeling jobs, gracing the covers of both such Elle and Vogue magazines, as well as becoming the face of Lejaby Lingerie
Olga married her best friend, French fashion photographer Cedric Van Mol at the age of 20. The couple was divorced just 4 years later. As her mother described it, "They had been friends before but it was a marriage without love."
She married again to mobile phone accessory entrepreneur Damian Gabrielle but couple split in late 2007. In an interview she says of the relationship, "I am single now, thank God (laughs). I am really enjoying my freedom. I don’t like relationships where people are jealous and want to possess you. I will never belong to anyone and I would rather be alone than with a bad partner, so I am very happy
Kseniya Anatolyevna Sobchak was born on november 5, 1981 in St. Petersburg , Russian Federation she is the daughter of the former capital city's first democratically elected Mayor, Anatoly Sobchak. As a child she attended the Mariinsky Theatre ballet school and Hermitage Museum's art school. In 1998, Kseniya left Herzen University to pursue her socio-political education attending Saint Petersburg State University's Department of International Relations. In 2001 Sobchak left St. Petersburg and moved to Moscow where she enrolled in the International Relations program at Moscow State Institute of International Relations. In 2002 she followed her education up by enrolling into a masters program in the department of politics at the same State Institute of International Relations.
Ksenia is currently a host of several TV shows in Russia such as "Dom-2" (House-2), similar to Big Brother in Europe and the States and the most successful reality show on Russian television, and "The Blonde in Chocolate", a E! Television style reality show based on Ksenia's life. She is also a close family friend of Russian Federation President Vladimir Putin and has been called both Russia's "IT" girl as well as the face of modern Russia all the while drawing frequent comparissons to American socialite Paris Hilton.
Sobchak seems to make no effort to seperate herself from the comparissons to the american star, even going as far as to provide her voice in the Russian dubbed version of Hilton's film "National Lampoon's Pledge This!". While both Ksenia and Hilton portray the attitude of vacuous airheads in the public eye, Sobchak's background isn't quite as posh as her american counterpart.
Ksenia was just ten years old in 1991, when her father, Anatoly Sobchak, a lawyer and early advocate of free-market reform in the former Soviet Union, was elected as mayor of St Petersburg . Anatoly appointed Vladimir Putin his deputy. For the five years preceeding his election Anatoly Sobchak was one of the most powerful men in his country.
In 1996 Anatoly was voted out of office and the following year criminal investigations began into allegations of bribery and abuse of power. During this stressful time Sobchak suffered a heart attack and was flown to France for medical treatment. He returned home in 1999. When his old ally Putin came to power he cleared all charges leveraged against Sobchak; and soon after having his name cleared Sobchak died
Because of her father's rise and fall and the scandal that surrounded him Ksenia has developed a thick skin. Right now in Russian media it is nearly impossible to escape her image, on television or in print media magazines. Having all this attention and fame breeds lots of admiration as well as public resentment. When asked if this bothers her, Ksenia replies, "No. What I really dislike is when anyone is indifferent. As long as I'm getting a reaction, it's OK. When people are nasty I don't feel anything."
Famous Russian model, actress, designer, Milla Jovovich was born Milica Nataša Jovović on December 17, 1975 in Kiev, Ukraine ( at the time Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union). She is the daughter of Bogdan Bogdanovich Jovović, a Montenegrin Serb, and Galina Loginova, a Soviet stage actress of ethnic Russian descent.
In 1981, when Jovovich just was five years old, her family left the Soviet Union for political reasons and moved to London. Shortly there after they moved again to Sacramento, California before finally settling in Los Angeles, California seven months later. Due to the strain of frequent relocation placed on the family Jovovich's parents divorced soon after..
At the age of nine Jovovich began going to modeling auditions, and was quickly signed by Prima modeling agency. At only eleven years old Jovovich was noticed by the photographer Richard Avedon, head of marketing at Revlon. Avedon chose Jovovich to appear with models Alexa Singer and Sandra Zatezalo in Revlon's "Most Unforgettable Women in the World" campaign. More contracts soon followed. To date Milla has been the face of Banana Republic, Christian Dior, Damiani, Donna Karan, Gap, Versace, Calvin Klein, DKNY, Coach, Giorgio Armani, H&M, and Revlon.
As a theatre actress Milla's mother raised her to be a movie star. In 1985, though now a single mother struggling to scrape by, she enrolled Jovovich in the Professional Actors school in California, where Milla finished as "Best Pupil".
She began landing minor acting rolls in television and movies and by 1990 got her first starring role in Return to the Blue Lagoon. The role gained her much praise as well as controversy. For her portrayal of Lili, Jovovich was nominated for both 'Best Young Actress Starring in a Motion Picture' in the 1991 Young Artist Awards, and 'Worst New Star' in the 1991 Golden Raspberry Awards. She also was dubbed "the Slavic Brooke Sheilds"
Since then her career has continued on an upward track, she has starred in many films including Chaplin, The Fith Element, The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, Zoolander and the ever popular Resident Evil series.
Milla currently spends her time between her homes in Los Angeles and New York. She is currently engaged to American film writer and director Paul W. S. Anderson. The two met while working on Resident Evil, which Anderson wrote and directed. On November 3, 2007, Jovovich gave birth to her and Anderson's first child together, a daughter, Ever Gabo J. Anderson. Ever, a male Scottish name, was given to reflect Anderson's Scottish heritage, and the child's middle name, Gabo, was a combination of Jovovich's parent's names - the first two letters of mother's name, Galina, and the first two letters of father's name, Bogdan.
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova
Maria Yuryevna Sharapova, nicknamed "Masha", was born Nyagan, Russia in 1987 (then Soviet Union). Sharapova's father, Yuri Sharapov, brought her to the United States when she was just seven years old to attend the Nick Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Her mother, Yelena, who was not able to go with them at the time because of visa restrictions, followed a few years later. Maria retains her Russian citizenship even though she and her family have maintained her residence in Florida since traveling to the state for training.
Maria gained great fame when in 2004 she beat favorite Serena Williams to take the Wimbledon title at the tender age of 17. Two years later, she defeated Justine Henin in the final of the 2006 U.S. Open. She also reached the final at the 2007 Australian Open. At 6 feet 2 inches tall Maria is one of the tallest women currently in tennis. Only Lindsay Davenport has been a taller Grand Slam champion in the 21st Century.
Aside from being one of the tallest female athletes she is also one of the highest paid. In June 2005, Forbes magazine listed her as the highest-paid female athlete in the world, with annual earnings of over $18 million USD. A year later, in 2006, CBS reported in that the figure is over $20 million USD. The majority of Sharapova's earnings come from endorsements and sponsorships. In a later interview she said, "You know, one of the greatest things about being an athlete and, you know, making money is realizing that you can help, you know, help the world, and especially children, who I absolutely love working with."
Maria is currently single, her favorite male companion is her pampered pomeranian, "Dolce".