Diane Kruger (née Heidkrüger; German: [diˈaːnə ˈkʁuːɡɐ]; born 15 July 1976) is a German and American actress. Early in her career, Kruger gained worldwide recognition and received the Trophée Chopard from the Cannes Film Festival.
Kruger became known for her roles in film as Helen in the epic war film Troy (2004), Dr. Abigail Chase in the heist film National Treasure (2004) and its 2007 sequel, Bridget von Hammersmark in Quentin Tarantino’s war film Inglourious Basterds (2009), and Gina in the psychological thriller film Unknown (2011). She also starred as Detective Sonya Cross in the FX crime drama series The Bridge (2013–14). In 2017, she made her German-language debut in Fatih Akin’s In the Fade, for which she won the Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress. In 2014, she was made an Officer of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.