How You Know Her: With her old-world beauty and feminine grace, Diane Kruger is a director's dream, capable of nailing a range of roles from Helen (a.k.a. the face that launched a thousand ships) in Troy (2004), to Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds (2009) and Marie Antoinette in last year's Farewell, My Queen.
What You Don't Know: Diane's known Chanel's Karl Lagerfeld since she was a teenager. "Karl is like a dad, she said. "I would do a lot for [him]. I was once on his plane flying to China. He wouldn't stop talking. After a while, I said to him, 'I have to sleep now, Karl.' When I woke up 10 hours later he was still talking to some poor assistant!"
Where You'll See Her Next: Look for Kruger as Detective Sonya North in FX's new crime drama "The Bridge" (premieres Wednesday, July 10 at 10 p.m. EST), as she and detective Marco Ruiz (Demián Bichir) join forces to hunt a serial killer whose blood trail crosses both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
Though Kruger is new to the small screen, she told us that lately she's been drawn more to TV than movies. "The networks on cable television right now are in a golden era and I find myself watching shows like House of Cards, Mad Men, and Breaking Bad and feeling like they're better than most movies that I watch these days."
—Dayna Clark. Follow her at @DaynaMichele.