Eva Green returns to the big screen in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. We take a look at five of our crush's most peculiar roles
1. Isabelle in The Dreamers (2003) Set against the backdrop of the 1968 Paris student riots, Eva Green starred in this erotic drama by Italian filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci. Starring with Louis Garrel and Michael Pitt, the story's adapted from The Holy Innocents, a novel by Gilbert Adair about a pair of brother and sister who become friends with an American student. A memorable scene was when the trio of film geeks recreated a scene in Bande à Part. Fun fact: Because of the film's explicit scenes, Green's agent and her parents initially begged her not to take the role.
2. Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale (2006) Not only were Bond fans introduced to Daniel Craig in his first James Bond role, they also got to watch him fall in love with the double agent Vesper Lynd. Considered to be her big breakout role, it earned her a BAFTA Rising Star Award, and an Empire Award for Best Female Newcomer.
3. Rebecca in Womb (2012) In Hungarian filmmaker Benedek Fliegauf's disturbing film, Green plays a woman who gave birth to the clone of her dead lover. The film questions the "what ifs" of death — what if you were given another chance with your dearly departed? The boy that Rebecca raises soon begins to look like her former lover...and things get really complicated.
4. Vanessa Ives in Penny Dreadful (2014 - 2016) The smaller screen proved to be Green's calling, shining exceptionally in her role as the medium Vanessa. A television series that involves some of the most devious and misunderstood characters of the 19th century (Dracula, Van Helsing, Dorian Gray, Dr. Jekyll, Frankenstein's monster), Green's the heroine of the underworld.
5. Miss Peregrine in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) Probably the icing on top of her eccentric characters, Green's taking on a Tim Burton film in her latest role. Inspired by the novel of the same name by Random Riggs, the actress plays the Professor X version of the film, Miss Peregrine — a matron of the house who's not afraid to kill (and transform into a flying creature) to protect the children.
Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children opens in cinemas on 29 September. For last week's #WomanCrushWednesday, click here.
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