Ewan McGregor is an established actor rightly praised for his role in various film genres, including science-fiction, independent dramas, and musicals, but recent news about the Scottish actor includes his separation from his wife Eve Mavrakis, who has been married for over two decades.
McGregor and his wife have always been a role model for most young couples until they proved that even a long-standing marriage can suddenly break down, especially when trust becomes an issue. Here’s what you should know about Ewan’s estranged wife.
Who is Eve Mavrakis and How Old is She?
Eve Mavrakis, known as the wife (now ex-wife) of Scottish film star Ewan McGregor, is a French-Greek-Jewish production designer born on June 22, 1966, in the Dordogne, France. Her parents, who are Greek immigrants, raised her in the Jewish faith, and she spent most of her formative years traveling to various countries such as China and France. Although there is no precise information about her educational background, her current efforts in the entertainment industry prove that she received the education and qualifications necessary for her career choice before she became famous through her encounter with the Scottish actor, singer, and director.
Eve Mavrakis’ Children
Eve and Ewan’s marriage, which lasted for about two decades, is blessed with four beautiful children, namely Clara Mathilde, Jamiyan, Esther Rose and Anouk. While three of the girls are their biological children, the estranged couple adopted Jamiyan from Mongolia in April 2006. Clara, born in February 1996, has a background in photography and studied photography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Although both parents are very popular personalities, they try to keep their daughters out of the spotlight.
Facts About Ewan McGregor’s Ex
She started off as a Chinese interpreter
Records of her career date back to the mid-1980s, when she appeared as a Chinese interpreter in an epic war film Empire of the Sun, directed by Steven Spielberg and released in 1987. She was given the role in the acclaimed film because of her knowledge of the Chinese language, and her performance in the film helped her earn more roles in the industry. In 1988 she worked as an assistant director for Stephen Frears’ Oscar-winning film Dangerous Liaisons. These two roles helped her build a solid foundation for a flourishing career in the entertainment industry.
As a production designer, Eve Mavrakis has played a role in the successful production of films and television series such as Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels, Kavanagh QC, Bandit Queen, The Innocent Sleep, Tube Tales and Imagine Me & You.
Many people know Eve Mavrakis either as a production designer or the ex-wife of star actor Ewan McGregor, but not many people know her as an art director. She has been working in this field for quite some time and has directed several films, including the British-American comedy Life Less Ordinary, which was produced in 1997. She also directed the television series The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles and The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Journey of Radiance, which was produced in 2002.
As an actress, the Jewish lady appeared in a miniseries Long Way Down, which also features Ewan McGregor. The series, which was the first broadcast in October 2007 and ended in December of the same year, tells of her long motorcycle journey from London to New York.
How she met McGregor
Eve tied the wedding knot with the Scottish actor and director in 1995 after their first meeting on the set of the British television series Kavanagh QC. It was the actor who first fell in love with the production manager, and the love blossomed afterward.
Why Eve and Ewan McGregor separated
The news of Eva’s separation from Ewan came as a shock to the public. They announced their separation in October 2017. Although some sources claim that they had not been together since May of that year, this became clearer after a media frenzy about Ewan’s affair with his “Fargo” colleague Mary Elizabeth Winstead. Ewan was seen kissing Winstead in a London café. Although Ewan filed for divorce on the grounds of “irreconcilable differences,” it was the news of his public affair that supposedly infuriated Eva in order to push the separation forward. According to reports, Eve Mavrakis was the one who welcomed Mary Elizabeth Winstead into the family months earlier.