Eve Mavrakis Biography

Eve Mavrakis is a renowned French production designer and art director, recognized for her exceptional work in the film industry. While she may be best known as the estranged wife of Scottish actor Ewan McGregor, her talent and expertise extend far beyond her personal life. With an impressive portfolio that includes films like ‘Bandit Queen’, ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, and ‘Imagine Me & You’, as well as television series and made-for-television movies, Eve has left an indelible mark on the world of production design. She has also collaborated with her former husband on various projects, establishing successful companies together. Eve Mavrakis is a true force to be reckoned with in the art department, and her contributions to the industry are nothing short of remarkable.

Quick Facts

  • French Celebrities Born In June Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Females
  • Family: Spouse/Ex-: Ewan McGregor, children: Anouk McGregor, Clara Mathilde McGregor, Esther Rose McGregor, Jamyan McGregor
  • Art Directors
  • Height: 1.65 m

Rise to Stardom

Eve Mavrakis began her career in the film industry in the late 1980s. She started as the production interpreter for the China unit of Steven Spielberg’s 1987 film ‘Empire of the Sun’. In 1988, she worked as an assistant art director for Steven Friars in his Oscar-winning film ‘Dangerous Liasions’. She then went on to work as the art director for one episode of the TV series ‘The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles’ in 1993. In 1994, she moved into production design for the film ‘Bandit Queen’. Throughout the 1990s and the early 2000s, she continued to work as a production designer for various films and television movies. She also made appearances as herself in the miniseries ‘Long Way Round’ and ‘Long Way Down’, and often accompanied her husband to events and award shows. In 2017, her 22-year marriage to Ewan McGregor ended in separation.

Relationship with Ewan McGregor

Eve Mavrakis first met Ewan McGregor in 1995 while they were both working on the television series ‘Kavanagh QC’. McGregor, who had been in relationships with other women in the past, was immediately drawn to Eve and knew she was the one for him. They got married on July 22, 1995, and have four daughters together, one of whom is adopted from Mongolia. Their first daughter, Clara Mathilde McGregor, was born in February 1996. They welcomed their second daughter, Esther Rose McGregor, on November 7, 2001. In April 2006, they adopted their third daughter, Jamiyan McGregor, who was born in June 2001. Their fourth daughter, Anouk McGregor, was born in January 2011.

Controversies & Scandals

Eve Mavrakis’ husband, Ewan McGregor, admitted in a 2012 interview on ‘The Graham Norton Show’ that he had been with many women before meeting Eve in 1995. However, he claimed that after meeting her on the set of ‘Kavanagh QC’, he wanted to be with her in a different way. Despite this, he has been linked to several of his co-stars over the years. There were rumors of a relationship with Nicole Kidman while filming ‘Moulin Rouge’ in 2001. In 2010, tabloids speculated about a romance between McGregor and French actress Melanie Laurent during the filming of ‘Beginners’. McGregor has denied any infidelity and stated that he and Eve were comfortable together and had been together for a long time. However, in 2017, a picture of McGregor and his ‘Fargo’ co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead kissing went viral. This led to controversy, with McGregor’s daughter Clara calling Mary “a piece of trash” on Instagram. In January 2018, it was reported that Eve had separated from McGregor and divorce proceedings had begun. The divorce battle turned ugly over spousal support in October 2018.

Personal Life

Eve Mavrakis was born on June 22, 1966, in Dordogne, France, to Greek immigrant parents. She spent part of her youth in China. She comes from a Jewish family and has raised her children in the Jewish faith.

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