Had to gain 15 lbs for Troy (2004) because director Wolfgang Petersen wanted her to appear rounder. She has since lost the weight.
She has a younger brother, Stefan.
Modeled under her birth name, Diane Heidkrüger, in the mid to late-1990s.
Originally a ballet dancer, but quit dancing due to an injury at the age of 18.
Was listed as a potential nominee on the 2005 Razzie Award nominating ballot. She was suggested in the Worst Supporting Actress category for her performance in the film Troy (2004), however, she failed to receive a nomination.
Is an active supporter of UNICEF.
She is fluent in English, French and German.
Lived three weeks in a mental hospital to shoot Frankie (2005). She is the only actress in that film, all patients are real.
Longtime companion is Joshua Jackson.
Member of the jury at the 58th Berlin Film Festival in 2008.
Daughter of Maria-Theresia, a bank employee, and Hans-Heinrich, a printer. They're divorced.
First German to become host (maitresse de cérèmonie) at the Cannes Film Festival (2007).
She always dubs herself in three languages.
Learned Russian for Brigades du Tigre, Les (2006).
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