Quotes by: Olga Kurylenko
Kurylenko at the 65th Berlin International Film Festival, February 2015
||Olga Kostiantinovna Kurylenko
14 November 1979
Berdiansk, Ukrainian SSR, Soviet Union
||Cedric van Mol (2000–2004)
Damian Gabrielle (2006–2007)
||176 cm (5 ft 9 in)
On a Terrence Malick set, your thoughts are his voice. You think you're thinking, but actually he's thinking for you. He speaks to you, and he's the voice in your mind.
I love Parisian hotels. I usually stay in either Le Bristol, which is gorgeous, or Hotel Paris Rivoli, which is very French and feels like a step back in time. I also love the luxury of Waldorf Astoria hotels.
I don't like the mentality that comes with rich Russian men. Because they have money, they think they can buy a woman - and they do.
We were born and we die. In between, I think we try to live as best we can.
If a man can make me laugh and stimulate me intellectually, then I wouldn't mind if he was 4 ft. 8 in. with a huge belly. The only thing that would put me off is bad breath - but even that can be fixed. A bad personality isn't so easy to fix.
In Paris, everybody is in black! But you know, in Ukraine everyone wears bright colours.
I'd love to work with David Lynch. I'm such a big fan. He's a genius.
I don't see divorce as a failure. I see it as the end to a story. In a story, everything has an end and a beginning.
My life is not that glamorous. I actually live a pretty simple life, really. I just work. I don't have time to do all these glamorous things. I just do my thing, just work.
It is true that women in Paris never put on make-up. It shocked me when I first got there - then I realised how much I liked it.
I think I'll be single my whole life. It's entirely possible I'm going to end up alone. Because I don't want to make any sacrifices for my own development and achieving what I want to achieve, and I don't want a family to get in the way of that.
I've seen guys sit the whole day doing nothing, and I hate it when people are unproductive. I don't like a guy who sits on the couch all day.
With modelling, you provide an image that is fake; with acting you have to provide an image that's real.
What I love about sci-fi is that every generation's films are based on what we know at that point in time. We make movies about the future but it's always based on what we have. Then as science grows and we discover new things, so do our ideas. You know?
Balconies scare me, and I would never do a shoot on one. I am afraid of heights.
Every actor has to move in a Terrence Malick film - that's the requirement. If you stop, he'll tell you, 'No, no, keep moving.' You can't be static. It's a choreography.
I believe in miracles. At the age of 13, I was on holiday in Moscow with my mother. It was the only trip I took in my whole childhood. We stepped off a metro train and were approached by a talent scout who told me that she wanted to sign me to her modeling agency.
My mom Marina and I were poor and hungry. We could sometimes not afford to eat - seriously. We lived together in a small town, called Berdyansk, in Ukraine. I was an only child. I don't think we would have survived if there had been more kids.
You know it's harder to be a girl in this world because we're the weaker sex.
Being single is only sad if you have a problem with your own company. I'm content with mine.