Olga Kurylenko Credits Her Poverty-Stricken Childhood For 'Bond Girl' Success

LONDON, England -- Her childhood might have gone in struggling for survival, but now, the new Bond girl Olga Kurylenko has the whole world under her feet.

Ukrainian bombshell Olga Kurylenko, who plays the beautiful but feisty Camille, during a scene in the new James Bond film Quantum of Solace being shot in Panama City, Panama.

The 28-year-old stunning Bond babe, who was raised in the poverty and oppression of the Soviet Union, credits her fight and struggle in Ukraine for making her what she is today.

"Maybe the fact I had to fight and struggle in the Ukraine is how I succeeded. You can't sit around. I still have that survival instinct. It's great now to support my family, my mum, and to help out," The Sun quoted her, as saying.

Olga revealed that initially she was afraid that she would not bag the Bond girl role, for director Marc Forster appeared unimpressed with her at the audition.

"When Marc looked at me he was so blank. I told my agent, 'Forget about it'. I was so sad," she said.

However, she was eventually chosen for the role, to which she described as the best Christmas gift she ever received.

"It was Christmas Eve I found out I got the part. I was sitting with my friends, it couldn't have been a better present," she said.

Source: New Kerala