Studied with the Royal Ballet in London until an injury ended ballet career
Returned to Germany and became a top fashion model
Relocated to Paris to pursue acting at suggestion of filmmaker Luc Besson
Made acting debut opposite Christopher Lambert and Dennis Hopper in indie feature "The Piano Player"
Featured in "Mon Idole," directed by then-husband Guillaume Canet
Starred in Luc Besson's "Michel Vaillant"
Starred as Helen the Queen of Sparta in Wolfgang Petersen's "Troy," an adaptation of Homer's great epic
Cast opposite Josh Hartnett and Rose Byrne in "Wicker Park"
Co-starred with Nicolas Cage in "National Treasure," produced by Jerry Bruckheimer
Co-starred with Ed Harris in "Copying Beethoven"
Co-starred in "The Hunting Party" with Richard Gere and Terrence Howard
Portrayed the wife of Nelson Mandela's prison guard in "Goodbye Bafana," a drama based on James Gregory's book <i>Goodbye Bafana: Nelson Mandela, My Prisoner, My Friend</i>
Re-teamed with Nicolas Cage for sequel "National Treasure: Book of Secrets"
Played a German double agent in Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds"
Portrayed Marie Antoinette in French drama "Farewell, My Queen"
Cast opposite Saoirse Ronan in sci-fi romance "The Host," adapted from novel by Stephenie Meyer