Rejoice, gentlemen! Diane Kruger is again single and (presumably) ready to mingle. After a 10-year partnership with Joshua Jackson, the German actress is back on the market, according to a recent story in People magazine. Get to know more about the blonde-haired stunner in the following slides...
Birth name: Diane Heidkrüger.
Born on July 15, 1976 (which makes her 40), Kruger was raised in Algermissen, Germany, the daughter of a computer specialist named Hans-Heinrich and a bank employee named Maria-Theresa.
As a child she attended Catholic school.
Kruger wanted to become a ballerina. However, an injury ended her ballet career, and she moved to Paris to learn French and begin modeling.
Despite her short stature for a model (5'6"), Kruger booked advertisements for Chanel, Salvatore Ferragamo, Giorgio Armani and Burberry, as well as runway shows for Marc Jacobs and D&G.
She appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, Marie Claire and Cosmopolitan.
She gradually stopped modeling and began pursuing a career in acting. She made her film debut in 2002 in a movie with Dennis Hopper called The Piano Player.
In 2001 Kruger married French actor and director Guillaume Canet (center). They divorced in 2006. Fun facts: Canet is now the partner of French actress Marion Cotillard. Canet and Cotillard have a baby together.
In 2004 she appeared alongside Josh Hartnett in Wicker Park. And alongside Nic Cage in National Treasure.
Kruger began dating Jackson in 2006. He is best known for playing Pacey Witter on Dawson's Creek.
Besides German, Kruger speaks English and French fluently.
In 2009 Kruger played a German actress turned Allied spy in Quentin Tarantino's Inglourious Basterds. She was nominated for a Screen Actors' Guild award for Best Supporting Actress.
According to People, Kruger and Jackson owned houses in Paris and Vancouver, and lived together in New York. You could often spot them taking walks around the city.
The two last appeared publicly together in February for the opening of Jackson's Broadway play.
Kruger once told Glamour magazine, "Without sounding pessimistic, I learned that I don't believe in marriage. I believe in a commitment that you make in your heart. There's no paper that will make you stay."
She continued: "A guy friend of mine said, and it made a lot of sense, that people should get married at the end of the road, not the beginning."
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