She was awarded Legion d'Honneur, France's highest civilian award, in January 2005 honors list.
Kristin's paternal grandfather, Commander William Scott Thomas, DSC, RN, was Welsh, born in St Asaph, Flintshire, Wales. Kristin is also of English, and 1/16th Dutch, ancestry.
Made her feature film debut in the 1986 film Under the Cherry Moon (1986), which was directed by and starred Prince.
Was approached to play Emily Tallis in Atonement (2007).
Has the rare distinction of being in two movies that opened on the same day in the U.S - The Golden Compass (2007) and The Walker (2007).