Astrid Berges-Frisbey is a Franco-Spanish model and actress probably best known for playing the mermaid in “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides.” Most recently, she landed the role of Guinevere in “Knights of the Roundtable: King Arthur.”
Astrid Berges-Frisbeyis known for her eyes, which they are a combination of grey-brown-blue-and-green. “I don’t think my eyes are stunning as some people’s are. I should be thankful to my genes and my parents.” She grew up in Catalan, Spain, as well as the countryside of France. “I grew up in the countryside riding horses, and I also ride every holiday in Spain, which is where I was born. It’s a big part of my life.”
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Acting was never in her sights; science was. As a teen, she moved to Paris with the intent of becoming an osteopath. “I didn’t think there was any possibility of becoming a professional actor…I didn’t even have a TV at home.” However, after her father passed away, she realized “life is too short” and she later to turned to drama school. “There is actually a point in common: osteopaths have extremely good knowledge of the human body and so do actors. When I’m working on my characters, that’s something I pay a lot of attention to: how their body works, how they move, how they articulate,” (wmagazine.com).
As for her role in “Pirates of the Caribbean,” Astrid Berges-Frisbey said, “To be honest, it was very bizarre. I couldn’t believe that I was a part of [it] until I arrived in Kauai, Hawaii for the first fitting. That’s when everything sunk in and I finally realized I was going to be part of this amazing franchise.”
Aside from acting, she models, and has been a Chanel ambassador.
As to her career, she said, “I’m very conscious of the luck I’ve had. It’s important to have this in your mind and remember it. You have to work hard and prove that you deserve this place.” As for her filmography, she said, “For several years now, I haven’t done consecutive movies in the same language.” She can speak five languages, including Italian, Catalan, Spanish, French and English.
Astrid Berges-Frisbey is currently single and resides in Paris, France.