It is very hard to find in the world women as beautiful as Diane Kruger. She began, still young, career as a dancer in London, but was forced to abandon due an injury. She is taken in Paris modeling career and won fifteen entitled “Look of the Year” of the Elite. She was attracted to acting obtaining, initially, of the parts not so important. So she changed her name to an easier to pronounce in English (from Heidkrüger Kruger) and began her career in Hollywood.
She was born as Diane Heidkrüger on 15 July 1976 in Algermissen, Germany, in the west near Hildesheim, the daughter of computer specialist Hans-Heinrich Heidkrüger, and his wife, Maria-Theresa, a bank employee.
She debuted in 2002, along with Dennis Hopper and Christopher Lambert in The Piano Player. She had the part of Julie Wood in Blue Adrenaline (2003) and Lisa in Wicker Park (2004), starring with Josh Hartnett.
She is finally noticed by the general public in the role of Helen in Wolfgang Petersen’s film Troy, where she was super beautiful. In 2004 she was the star with Nicolas Cage in the movie National Treasure. Subsequently she appeared in other films like Joyeux Noël (2005) and Copying Beethoven (2006). In 2009 she starred Bridget Von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds by Quentin Tarantino and Anna in Mr. Nobody by Jaco Van Dormael. In 2010 she appeared in the 17th episode of the second season of Fringe, a cameo (uncredited) as Miranda Green. Also in 2010, she has become the face of the perfume Beauty, Calvin Klein. In spring 2011, plays the queen Marie Antoinette in the film Les Adieux à la Reine, Benoit Jacquot’s film adaptation of the eponymous historical novel by Chantal Thomas.
In 2012 she was a member of the jury, presided over by Nanni Moretti, at the Cannes Film Festival. She also plays Sonya Cross, a detective in the police department of El Paso in the television series The Bridge. She was after chosen as testimonial for Chanel Skincare line and by L’Oreal Paris as ambassador worldwide.
In 2015 takes the film Maryland in Cannes, Alice Winocour. The film tells the story of a French soldier who just returned from Afghanistan, suffering from a post-traumatic stress disorder, to ensure the safety of the wife of a wealthy Lebanese businessman. In September she is a member of the jury at the 72nd Venice International Film Festival, chaired by the director Alfonso Cuaron.