Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a daughter Polly Richardson in April 2011. Child's father is her boyfriend (now husband), Derek Richardson.
Disliked the strict fitness regimen and diet that were required for The Bourne Identity (2002).
She is of Sicilian descent.
Tom Tykwer wrote Run Lola Run (1998) specifically for her, with the intention of casting her as Lola.
Graduated from high-school (German Gymnasium) in 1994.