Olga Kurylenko - Olga Kurylenko Plagued By Fear Of Hunger

Actress Olga Kurylenko always makes sure she carries snacks in her purse for fear of going hungry after facing starvation for much of her childhood.

The former Bond girl grew up in poverty in Soviet Russia, sharing a tiny apartment with her single mother and several members of her extended family, and she admits times were sometimes so tough, they would not have money to buy food to eat.

She recalls, "Suddenly we were poor and we couldn't eat. My mother's salary would run out and the (wage) envelope would be empty. And it was always an envelope, never a bank. There was no point in a bank."

Kurylenko landed her big break as a 13 year old when she was spotted by a talent scout for a modelling agency, but even now she reveals she is plagued by the "psychological fear" of losing her fame and fortune and ending up cold and hungry once more - so she packs extra treats in her bag just in case.

She tells Blackbook magazine, "I loved birthday parties (as a child) because they had food in abundance. I would just eat up... But I was still hungry. The very first years when I immigrated to France I had to learn not to do that. I had to learn how to live with money."


Tags: Olga Kurylenko


More Olga Kurylenko

The November Man Trailer

During his CIA days, Peter Devereaux was an exceptional tutor in his field. He taught his pupil David Mason well - teaching him the dangers...

The November Man Trailer

Peter Devereaux is a former CIA agent and a brilliant tutor, who taught his ex pupil the responsibility of taking a man's life and warned...

'The Water Diviner': Russell Crowe Invites Us On An Inside Look Into His Powerful Gallipoli Drama

Russell Crowe has invited his fans to join him for a first look at his new movie, The Water Diviner. In a new featurette, Crowe's...

The Water Diviner Trailer

Russell Crowe talks in depth about his brand new war drama 'The Water Diviner' in a featurette which also features interviews with other cast members...


Vampire Academy Trailer

Rose Hathaway is formidable half human half vampire with only one purpose in life; to defend the royal moroi clan - in particular Princess Vasilisa...

'Vampire Academy' Sinks Its Teeth Into A New Vampire Sub-Genre [Trailer + Stills]

Vampire Academy might be the next big thing to dominate the tween movie market when it arrives in cinemas next year. With its release fast...

Vampire Academy Trailer

Rose Hathaway is a dhampir which means that she is half human and half vampire. She is in training to be a guardian for her...

A Week In Movies: Who will play Wonder Woman? Last Vegas premieres in New York. New trailers for Bale, LaBeouf and Vaughn

The big rumour this week is that Wonder Woman will be featured in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill,...



Olga Kurylenko Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Olga Kurylenko

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All