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The Diane Kruger birthday falls on July 15 and she has another big reason to be happy. Her latest movie The Infiltrator was released this week and has already received outstanding reviews. It tells the real life story of how U.S. Customs special agent Robert Mazur infiltrated a major drug syndicate and busted it. Infiltration is an apt name for the way Kruger entered and made a place for herself in Hollywood. Kruger is from Germany and has Polish blood as well. Don’t believe it? Then check out the Diane Kruger wiki page and see it for yourself. Her movies have made a killing at the box office and Kruger herself hasn’t done too badly either. The Diane Kruger net worth is $24.0 million and is sure to increase.

She’s Got the Look

Kruger didn’t think of becoming an actress when she was growing up in Germany. She wanted to be a ballet dancer and she even got into the prestigious Royal Ballet School in London. Unfortunately, an injury ended her hopes of becoming a ballerina. Ballet’s loss turned out to be Hollywood’s gain. Kruger moved to Paris, learned French and started modeling. If you’re searching “Diane Kruger hot,” you’ll find photos of her early modelling days. In her short tenure as a model, Kruger appeared on the runway for big names like Louis Vuitton, Christian Dior, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Giorgio Armani. Her good looks got her on the cover of Cosmopolitan, Vogue and Marie Claire magazines and it wasn’t long before Hollywood came knocking.

Taking Hollywood by Storm

Kruger initially appeared in small but decent films where she got noticed, including The Piano Player, Wicker Park and Michel Valliant. Then came the movie that put Kruger on the Hollywood A-list; Wolfgang Petersen’s historical epic, Troy. Kruger played Helen of Sparta, the beauty that started a thousand wars. Soon after, she stole hearts for her role in heist comedy National Treasure and its equally successful sequel. Diane Kruger movies come at a slow pace as the actress gives her best to every film she acts in. She won universal acclaim in the war drama Inglourious Basterds and made her mark in movies like Copying Beethoven and Mr. Nobody.

All quiet on the Personal Front

Kruger’s personal life has been surprisingly spice free. She dated French actor Guillaume Canet for some time and finally married him in 2001. Work kept them busy and physically apart, which took its toll on their marriage. They had an amicable divorce in 2006 and went their separate ways. Since then, Diane Kruger’s boyfriend has been the actor Joshua Jackson. They have been together for a decade now and have no plans of getting married. One reason is that neither of them is religious. That’s all the more reason for Kruger to want the support of her family. Searching for “Diane Kruger family” will prove just how close Kruger is to her parents and her younger brother Stephan.

Good Girls Do Win

However, that’s not why Hollywood loves her. Many think that what makes Diane Kruger hot is her blonde hair, good looks and a body to kill for. But it’s not all about her physical appearance, even though Diane Kruger hot pics are a sensation on the Internet. Her fans desperately search the Internet for photos and information on the blonde goddess, and there’s no shortage there! The lady herself is busy with her movies and brand endorsements. Kruger is the face for international brands like Calvin Klein, watch manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre and L’Oreal. Kruger is a permanent resident of the U.S but spends time in Vancouver, Paris and Los Angeles. Kruger has proved that talent, hard work and steely determination can win the day. Starting out in a small town in Germany, Kruger sure has come a long way.