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Natasha Henstridge

Full / Real Name: Natasha T. Henstridge
Born: 15 August 1974 (46 years old)
Gender: Female

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Natasha Henstridge is a Canadian fashion model turned actress best known for her role as Eve in the supernatural film trilogy Species.

She also starred as Dawn Chamberlain in the supernatural fantasy drama television series The Secret Circle, from 2011-2012.

Henstridge was born in Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada and raised in Fort McMurray, Alberta. She was barely a teen when she entered and earned the first runner-up prize in the Casablanca Modeling Agency's worldwide Look of the Year contest.

At age 14, with the reluctant blessing of her parents, Henstridge left home to pursue a modeling career in New York and Paris. She landed her first cover on French Cosmopolitan when she was only 15, and has since graced the covers of many international fashion magazines.

She has also appeared in commercials for such products as Lady Stetson, Oil of Olay and Old Spice.

Like many models-turned-actress before her, Henstridge grew tired of being just another pretty face and craved a more intellectually stimulating career. She left the runways of Paris for the lights of Hollywood and never looked back.

At 21 she beat out hundreds of other doe-eyed hopefuls when she was cast in Species for MGM. She returned as an extraterrestrial in 1998 in Species II.

More roles soon followed. She was cast in Maximum Risk with Jean-Claude Van Damme, Adrenaline: Fear the Rush, and appeared in an episode of Homeboys in Outer Space in 1996.

Then came the comedy hit The Whole Nine Yards, in which she played mob moll Cynthia Tudeski, the estranged wife of a hit man (Bruce Willis) who manages to charm her way out of dangerous situations. Matthew Perry plays her love interest in the film, which garnered Henstridge critical praise.

In 2000 Henstridge appeared in the Ben Affleck romantic film, Bounce. In 2001 she accepted the role of Cassie in the television series She Spies, which lasted two seasons and is currently finding success in syndication.

She also starred in ABC's Commander & Chief, opposite Geena Davis, in 2005, and in 2007 played a guest role in an episode of the legal drama Shark.

In 2008 she appeared in two mini-series: Impact and Would be Kings. She also began playing the starring role of Taylor Wethersby, the fiance of the title character (played by Jonny Lee Miller), in the dramedy series Eli Stone.

Natasha revealed in an interview with movie magazine Empire in 1998 that she is not very good at judging the scripts that are offered to her. She turned down both Independence Day and Men in Black, thinking "What is this shit?" while reading the screenplays.

Henstridge is happily settled in the Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles with her sons, Tristan and Asher.


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