Kruger, Diane 1976–

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KRUGER, Diane 1976–


Original name, Diane Heidkrueger; born July 15, 1976, in Algermissen, near Hildesheim, West Germany (now Germany); daughter of Hans-Heinrich (a computer specialist) and Maria-Theresa (a bank employee) Heidkrueger; married Guillaume Canet (an actor, director, and writer), September 1, 2001. Education: Trained with Royal Ballet, London.

Addresses: Agent—Michael Nilon, Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Chris Prapha, Artists Independent Management, 825 Noweita Pl., Venice, CA 90291.

Career: Actress. Worked as a fashion model in Germany; appeared in print advertisements for such clients as L'Oreal and Lancome beauty products, Christian Dior and Louis Vuitton fashion designs, and Giorgio Armani fragrance.

Awards, Honors: Chophard Trophy, best newcomer, Cannes International Film Festival, 2003; Bambi Award, 2004; Saturn Award nomination, best supporting actress, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films, 2005, for National Treasure.


Film Appearances:

Title role, Frankie, Le Sabre, 2001.

Clara Broustal, Mon idole (also known as My Idol and Whatever You Say), Mars Distribution, 2002.

The call girl, Ni pour, ni contre (bien au contraire) (also known as Not For or Against and Personne n'est comme tout le monde), Bac Films, 2003.

Julie Wood (some sources cite role of Francoise), Michel Vaillant, EuropaCorp. Distribution, 2003.

Helen, Troy, Warner Bros., 2004.

Lisa, Wicker Park, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2004.

Girl at night club, Narco, Mars Distribution, 2004.

Dr. Abigail Chase, National Treasure (also known as Sonomo), Buena Vista, 2004.

Anna Soerensen, Joyeux Noel (also known as Merry Christmas), Sony Pictures Classics, 2005.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

Schmidteinander, 1992.

Tout le monde en parle, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2004.

Punkt 12, 2004.

Comme au cinema, 2004.

Television Appearances; Other:

Erika, The Piano Player (also known as The Target), 2002.

Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (special), NBC, 2005.



Troy: From Ruins to Reality, Warner Bros. Entertainment, 2005.

National Treasure on Location, Buena Vista Home Video, 2005.



Premiere, May, 2004, pp. 50-51.