New Bond girl Olga Kurylenko almost missed out on her big break - because her mother feared she would end up as a prostitute.
The brunette beauty was approached by a modelling agent on a train in Moscow, Russia when she was just 15 years old.
But her mum almost pulled the plug on the offer - because she was convinced the agent was a sex trafficker looking to turn her daughter into a hooker.
Kurylenko, who plays Soviet spy Camille in forthcoming Bond flick Quantum of Solace, says, "I went on vacation to Moscow with my mum, and a woman stopped us on a subway.
"She spoke to my mum and said she thought I could be a model. But my mum and I went back to the Ukraine because we thought we would have to talk about it.
"Then she (the agent) called and asked us to come to do some tests. Mum came with me to see everything was fine and that it was a real agency and not some trafficking of girls to become sex slaves.
"When she knew it was all real, she let me go alone. So I started travelling around the Ukraine and then Europe."
Quantum of Solace is due for release in October (08).