Eva Green, who has been hailed as one of the best Bond girls ever following her role as Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, has revealed the warnings her mother gave her regarding acting.
The 32-year-old French actress made her controversial screen debut three years before then in The Dreamers in which she spent much of the film naked.
My mother Marlene Jobert was scared for me to become an actress like her. She knew I was too sensitive and fragile, the Sun quoted her as saying.
So I have learned from her how to appear to be tougher than I really am. She said: You want to be an actress? Then act as if you are not scared of anything.
Her advice made me feel alive. I was constantly encouraged to express myself and truly live my life.
After doing three years at a drama school in Paris, I moved to England to do more training and try to perfect my English.
My father, Walter, is Swedish, so I am a real mix of nations. My mother was worried for me taking my first big film, The Dreamers.