Gemma Christina Arterton is an English actress. Arterton made her film debut in the comedy film St Trinians . Her breakthrough role was in the James Bond film Quantum of Solace , playing Bond Girl Strawberry Fields, which won her an Empire Award for Best Newcomer. She is known for her roles in the fantasy films Clash of the Titans , Prince of Persia The Sands of Time , Byzantium and as the character Gretel in Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters .
Arterton was born at North Kent Hospital in Gravesend, Kent, to SallyAnne , a cleaner, and Barry Arterton, a welder. Her mothers cousin is singersongwriter Wreckless Eric. Her ancestry is English, German, Scottish with her matrilineal greatgrandmother was a German Jewish concert violinist.