How much is Diane Kruger worth?
|Net Worth:||$25 Million
|Date of Birth:||July 15, 1976|
She burst onto the scene as the beautiful Helen in Troy before flexing her acting chops as the double-crossing Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds.
Who Is Diane Kruger
German beauty Diane Kruger was widely introduced to American audiences as the face that launched a thousand ships when she took on the role of Helen of Sparta in Troy. Since then, this blonde bombshell has taken Tinseltown by storm as an actress, spokes-model and red carpet fashionista.
We calculate Diane Kruger has a net worth of $25 million dollars, as of 2020.
Diane Kruger was born in Algermissen, Germany to working class parents. Her father was an alcoholic and his struggles with the disease led to an eventual divorce when Diane was 13. His addiction left a permanent mark on the teenager, who decided to avoid drugs and alcohol altogether. Instead she found an outlet in ballet and was able to study at the Royal Ballet in London before a knee injury forced her to put down the pointe shoes and pick up another career.
German Ballerina To American Movie Star
Her ballerina dreams were prematurely dashed, but Kruger was able to rely on her shockingly good looks for her next career move. She moved to Paris to pursue modeling full-time and eventually ended up posing for the cover of French Elle. Despite her success, the superficiality of her new profession was unattractive to Diane and she decided to abandon the runway in favor of acting. After landing bit parts in a few French films, Kruger made stardom look easy by winning the role of the infamously beautiful Helen opposite Brad Pitt and Orlando Bloom in 2004’s Troy. She immediately followed up her big break performance with leading roles in Wicker Park and Nicolas Cage’s popcorn flick National Treasure.
Her beauty and her meteoric rise earned Diane more than a little buzz, coming in at number 50 on Maxim’s Hot 100 list in 2005. In 2009, she won rave reviews for her performance in Quentin Tarantino‘s Nazi film Inglourious Basterds, earning SAG and Saturn Award nominations for her portrayal of sexy German actress Bridget von Hammersmark. Still, Kruger has her heart set on an international career and is planning a return to French cinema.
Kruger can thank her looks and her talent for the majority of her success, but she also owes some gratitude to her ex-husband, French actor-director Guillaume Canet. The couple wed in 2001, and he gave her a starring role in his directorial debut, Mon Idole. Kruger earned a Best Actress Cesar nomination for her part in the film, but the marriage didn’t fare so well, and they divorced in 2006.
Since then, Kruger had been snuggling with Dawson’s Creek alum Joshua Jackson. The couple divided their time between Los Angeles, Vancouver and Paris when they were not backpacking everywhere from China to Australia. They soon after separated.
In 2016, Diane Kruger married Norman Reedus.
Kruger may have left the modeling world behind, but she still makes a splash whenever she hits the red carpet—frequently wearing frocks made by her close friend, Karl Lagerfeld. In December of 2009, she returned to her roots when she became the global spokesmodel for L’Oreal, endorsing hair products and cosmetics for the brand. She has since become the brand ambassador for watchmaker Jaeger-LeCoultre, as well as the face of Calvin Klein fragrance Beauty. Diane has also graced the covers of magazines like Glamour, Marie Claire, Elle and the iconic Vogue, proving that you don’t have to be a model to be the perfect cover girl.
Defining Quote “I get offered a World War II movie at least once a week just because I speak German and was born there. I have stayed away from it because I didn’t want to be put into that box.”