Diane Kruger opens up about how her early dreams of becoming a ballerina, landing a top modeling gig, and her struggle to win the role of Bridget von Hammersmark in Inglourious Basterds in the new issue of Modern Luxury Manhattan Magazine.

"By 11, I realized I didn't have the talent to be a prima ballerina; I was getting curvier, and it was getting harder for me to keep up with the other girls, no matter how hard I worked," the 36-year-old German star says. "That's a pretty sucky thing to find out."

Shortly after her realization she began modeling, winning the Elite Look of the Year in Germany and landing in Paris at age 15 on the advice of a scout in the US.