A production designer and a mother of four daughters, Eve Mavrakis is the former wife of Ewan McGregor. Read on to find out more.
The wife of Ewan McGregor – Eve Mavrakis
Eve Mavrakis is a famous celebrity from France and a creation designer. She is the wife of actor Ewan McGregor. Mavrakis is better known for her work in ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Imagine Me & You’ and ‘Bandit Queen’. Mavrakis was born in Dorgogne, France but was raised in China. She has a Greek-Sephardi Jewish ancestry. Mavrakis met her husband Ewan McGregor on the sets of ‘Kavanagh QC’ in 1995. She fell deeply in love with him at that time. Mavrakis is known as the evergreen traditional actress. Her wealthy and Scottish professional husband Ewan McGregor has a net worth of $35 million dollars. Her net worth is not known. She married McGregor in 1995 and they have four daughters together. Ewan Mc Gregor was four times nominee in Golden Globe Awards. He once got nominated for Best Actor in mini-series for Fargo in Golden Globe Awards. He also got nominated for ‘Moulin Rouge’, ‘Come What May’ and ‘Salmon Fishing in the Yemen’.
1. Mavrakis and McGregor have four daughters together
Mavrakis is 51 currently and McGregor is 46. They have four daughters together, Jayman who is 16, Clara who is 21, Esther who is 15 and Anouk who is 6. Their daughter Jayman was adopted from Mongolia. Their daughter Clara is a student of the NYU’s Tisch School of Arts. She studies photography there and recently launched her own photography website in 2014. In an interview with the Daily Record in 2014, Clara said, “Ever since I was little, I had a camera which I would walk around with. I really enjoyed taking photographs and, as I got older, I felt I could potentially be good at it – and decided to follow through with it.” Although being the daughter of a famous actor, Clara always maintained a low profile and her parents too kept their daughters out of the spotlight. She never wanted to become an actress. In an interview with the Daily Record she said, “I’ve never been tempted to try acting. It’s not for me. As a little girl, I tried it but it was never anything I pursued as I grew up.”
2. They met on the sets of Kavanagh QC
McGregor and Marvakis met on the sets of “Kavanagh QC” and fell in love. They got married in 1995 and moved to Los Angeles to raise a family. Ewan McGregor once got candid on the Graham Norton show and opened up about his marriage. He said, “I knew right then that I really wanted to be with her and I knew I wanted to be with her in a different way to all the other many, many, many women I had been with up until that point. And I wasn’t wrong. I made the right choice.”
3. They have been separated since May
But as disappointing as is sounds, this couple of 22 years also decided to split and go different ways. They ended their marriage and divorced each other in May this year. The divorce had not been exactly a mutual and happy one. There was a buzz in town that McGregor had been having an affair with his ‘Fargo’ co-star. On Sunday, The Sun published photos of McGregor kissing his ‘Fargo’ co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead. According to the customers who saw them kissing at the London Cafe said that they two were very comfortable with each other. One source told The Sun, “Ewan and Mary Elizabeth were there together and seemed relaxed in each other’s company.” Another is reported as saying, “They were deep in conversation and were there together for more than an hour. As they left she got on to the back of Ewan’s motorbike and they sped off together.” Elizabeth Winstead was initially married to writer-director Riley Stearns for seven years but the couple had split in May. Marvakis broke her silence on the entire issue by commenting on Instagram saying ‘What can I do?’ when a dear friend posted on Instagram about her shock and anger on seeing McGregor with Elizabeth.
4. Mavrakis goaded him to direct ‘American Pastoral’
McGregor once admitted to the cameras at the 2016 Mill Valley Film Festival that his wife was the one who persuaded him to direct the 2016 film ‘American Pastoral’. McGregor says, “I was attached to play the role for three or four years before I became the director. The project almost happened and then didn’t, almost happened then didn’t… Through discussion with my wife she was the one who brought my attention to it saying, ‘You should do it. You should think about directing ‘American Pastoral’. She was the one who sort of spiked my interest to it.” After a bit of soul searching and extensive research on the project, McGregor decided that it was something that he wanted to do. He wanted to first make sure whether he could act and well as direct it.
5. Eve Mavrakis has worked as a production designer
Eve Mavrakis is a production designer and has worked on ‘Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels’, ‘Imagine Me & You’ and ‘Bandit Queen’. ‘Imagine Me & You’ was her last project in 2005.