Kiwi Beauties

Beauties from the land of the long white cloud, Aotearoa. AKA New Zealand :)

A few of these ladies were born overseas but grew up in NZ
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Gwendoline Taylor
Originally a post production major, Gwendoline was told by tutors a month into her studies at South Seas Film & Television School that she belonged in front of the camera. She is best known for her breakthrough role as 'Sibyl' in 'Spartacus: War Of The Damned'. Recently, Gwendoline filmed a starring role in the independent feature 'Someone To Carry Me'...
 
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Tania Nolan
Tania Nolan is a 2005 graduate of Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. Born in the small town Rakaia in the south island of New Zealand, Tania now lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Tania's portrayal of Isobel Jones in her debut television series 'The Hothouse' earned her a Best Actress nomination in the 2007 NZ Qantas Television Awards...
 
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Jessica Grace Smith
Jessica Grace graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Acting. She is known for her work on the award-winning Australian drama series Home & Away, as well as her captivating performance in Spartacus: Gods of the Arena. Jessica Grace has just directed her first film which she also wrote, Everybody Else Is Taken.
 
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Emma Lahana
Emma Kate Lahana was born in Auckland, New Zealand on 27 June 1984. She became involved in the arts at a very young age doing ballet and broadened her dancing to jazz, tap and modern styles. She also learnt to play the violin but once in high school became involved in drama as well as singing. It was here that she auditioned for a long-running New Zealand TV soap...
 
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Anna Paquin
Actress, The Piano
Anna Paquin was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher of part French-Canadian descent. Anna moved to her mother's native country when she was four years old. Her first acting job ever was at age nine in the film The Piano...
 
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Gina Varela
Gina was born in Wellington, New Zealand to a Greek father and a Kiwi mother. These two very different landscapes and cultures were the backdrop of Gina's life. At age ten her parents started a small production company in New Zealand, producing Greek themed historical/political documentaries for the international market...
 
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Lucy Lawless
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless, is most famously known for her role as "Xena the Warrior Princess". Lucy is married to producer Rob Tapert (Robert Gerard Tapert) and resides in New Zealand. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert and Judah Miro Tapert, who were both born in New Zealand. Lucy also has a daughter, Daisy Lawless, from her first marriage to Garth Lawless...
 
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Alice Englert
Alice Allegra Englert (born 15 June 1994) is an Australian actress best known for her roles as Rosa in the film Ginger & Rosa, and as Lena Duchannes in the 2013 film Beautiful Creatures. In 2013, she starred in the low-budget horror film In Fear, and in the supernatural romance film Beautiful Creatures, which was based upon the novel of the same name by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl.
 
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Michelle Ang
Michelle is already well known around the world from her work as a regular cast member on the Australian show "Neighbours", "Outrageous Fortune" and the hit teen show "The Tribe". She won "Best Actress in A Feature Film" at the New Zealand Film and Television Awards 2011 for "My Wedding and Other Secrets", and was nominated for a Logie for her role in "Neighbours"...
 
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Delaney Tabron
New Zealand-born actress Delaney Tabron is known for her seamless performances in a variety of art house and mainstream films. Despite being undeniably lovely in real life, on stage and screen the versatile performer has taken on a full rogue's gallery of dark characters: prostitutes, drug addicts, a serial killer and the hapless girlfriend of a psychopath...
 
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Teresa Moore
Actress, Limbo Lounge
Teresa Moore is a model and actress, originally from Tonga and New Zealand, managed by Elite Models New York. She has shot campaigns for international fashion and beauty brands such as Ralph Lauren, H&M, Diesel, Neutrogena and L'Oreal to name a few. Teresa Moore was voted the sexiest woman in New Zealand and the 23rd sexiest woman in the world in 2010 by E...
 
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Kimberley Crossman
Kimberley Crossman was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Crossman started dancing at the age of 3 and started auditioning while she was in high school. She quickly landed a series regular role on a New Zealand soap opera, Shortland Street. Kimberley Crossman now lives and works in Los Angeles focusing predominately on comedy and studies at The Groundlings.
 
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Lesley-Ann Brandt
Actress, Lucifer
Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Lesley-Ann Brandt has become one of the biggest South African exports via New Zealand after immigrating to Auckland with her parents and brother in 1999. With her mixed ethnic background, Lesley-Ann is Hollywood's exciting new discovery. As a child, she participated in almost every kindergarten and school play and was a natural singer...
 
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Laura Surrich
Laura Surrich was born on January 17, 1988 in Auckland, New Zealand. She is an actress, known for The Cure, Diagnosis: Death, Separation City and King Kong. Laura graduated from the New Zealand College of Performing Arts in 2007 and went on to obtain another degree in Film & Television Production in 2013.
 
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Danielle Cormack
Actress, Wentworth
Danielle Cormack is an award-winning actress who has an extensive career in film, theatre and television. After a vast career in New Zealand, she quickly came to prominence in Australia with her powerhouse performances in television series: Wentworth, Rake and Underbelly: Razor...
 
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Hayley Westenra
She is the daughter of New Zealanders Jill and Gerald Westenra. At age 6, she starred as the lead role in her school's Christmas show called "The Littlest Star." By age eleven, she had appeared in over 40 stage productions, sung on TV shows and performed in major concerts. She has performed for Her Majesty...
 
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Beth Allen
Beth Allen has been acting since 1993. She was a member of the PAS Children's Theatre and appeared in Pinnochio and Hairy Maclary at Auckland's Aotea Centre. She has been in several television commercials, had a guest role as Eva in the television drama 'Riding High' and played Young Julie in the feature film The Ugly...
 
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Melanie Lynskey
Actress, Togetherness
At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her explosive debut in Peter Jackson's Academy Award-nominated Heavenly Creatures, achieving worldwide acclaim and a Best Actress prize for her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control...
 
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Caren Pistorius
Actress, Slow West
Caren was born and raised in Rustenberg, South Africa with her three older siblings. Her family immigrated to New Zealand when she was 12 where she began acting in high school theatre productions. She went on to study Art and Design at University, majoring in animation and illustration. After graduating she returned to theatre briefly and then began working in television and film...
 
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Alison Titulaer
Location Management, Power Rangers S.P.D.
 
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Claire Chitham
Claire Margaret Chitham is a New Zealand television actress. Claire rose to fame as Waverley Harrison (née Wilson) in the New Zealand TV show Shortland Street, from 1994-5 and 1997-2005 and Aurora Bay in Outrageous Fortune from 2006-2007. Her first television role was a guest appearance in The New Adventures of Black Beauty (1990)...
 
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Celine Wallace
Initially an actor by trade, Celine trained and performed at some of the worlds most prestigious performing arts institutions, such as the Neighborhood Playhouse, before making a conscious move behind the camera in her early-twenties. Celine discovered her fascination lay not just with acting, but in storytelling with dysfunctional...
 
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Antonia Prebble
Actress, The Tribe
Antonia last appeared for Cloud 9 as Jem in A Crack in Time in the series William Shatner's A Twist in the Tale. Prior to this Antonia played the lead role in the television drama series Mirror Mirror. She has theatre experience having appeared in Starchild in 1994 and The Magical Kingdom of Thingymijig in 1993.
 
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Eve Gordon
Eve's diverse skills and talents have led her to a career that spans the stage, television and film industry. Her previous film credits include roles in Peter Jackson's epic King Kong, Anguish and The Forgotten Mistake, and in the short film industry she has played the lead in several internationally successful experimental productions...
 
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Chelsie Preston Crayford
Chelsie Preston Crayford graduated from Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School in 2008. Her feature film work includes Home By Christmas, directed by Gaylene Preston, Killing Time, Eagle Vs Shark, which was Official Selection, Sundance Film Festival and Anthony McCarten's Show Of Hands. Her television credits include Underbelly: Razor as notorious Kings Cross madam...
 
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Michelle Blundell
Michelle Blundell is a stage, film and television actress from Auckland, New Zealand. Since graduating from Unitec's School of Performing and Screen Arts, Michelle has been involved in numerous stage and screen productions. Michelle is well known to New Zealand audiences after being cast as Louise Nicholas in Consent - The Louise Nicholas Story...
 
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Rebecca Gibney
Actress, Wanted
Rebecca Gibney was born in New Zealand on December 14, 1964. At 19 she crossed the Tasman-sea and she is now one of Australia's most appreciated actresses. Before she decided to go into acting she worked as a model and had small jobs in New Zealand. Her break-through came in Australia with her role...
 
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Claire Van Beek
Actress, Bliss
Claire was born in New Zealand. Her mother is a nurse and her father (from The Netherlands) made trampolines. She began acting at a young age, starting out as a Munchkin in The Wizard of Oz. Claire has worked in film, TV drama and theatre since graduating from Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. She has performed at The Globe Theatre...
 
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Ayse Tezel
Actress, Gene-X
Ayse was born in London and has worked as an actress in Australia, New Zealand, France and London. Half Turkish and half New Zealander, Ayse has traveled widely and has become a sought after voice over artist in addition to her extensive screen work. Ayse made her television debut on Shortland Street immediately after graduating from South Seas Film and Television School in New Zealand in 2002...
 
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Olivia Tennet
Born and raised in New Zealand, Olivia has been a performer from a young age. Following in her sister's footsteps, she began learning tap dancing at four years old and eventually stumbled into acting three years later. Over the years, she appeared in both guest and supporting roles in various local and international screen productions in New Zealand...
 
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Lisa Chappell
Grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. After playing the spoilt brat, "Chelsea", on the New Zealand TV series, Gloss, she moved to Sydney to complete the Journey. She then won the role of "Claire McLeod" on McLeod's Daughters. After three years, she decided it was time for a change and was written out when her character's jeep plummeted off a cliff...
 
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Catherine Waller
Catherine Waller was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand with her American parents John and Wendy Waller, and two older sisters, Sarah and Amy. She began dancing at a young age and at the age of ten was cast as the lead in a commercial after not having any experience auditioning before. She began to work more in National and International commercials...
 
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Kristy Brooks
Miscellaneous Crew, Grey's Anatomy
Kristy is a New Zealand born, Sydney based Actress. She started acting in TVC's as a child and fell in love with theatre at high school. She moved out of home at 17 years old to study acting full time at the WPAC drama school. Her first TV appearance was as Lanie Willis on the hit New Zealand TV Drama 'Shortland Street'...
 
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Zoë Bell
As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus. Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial arts...
 
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Edana Isobel Jamora
Edana Isobel Jamora is an Australian trained Actor. Born in Auckland, New Zealand to parents David Jamora and Susan Jamora, Edana Isobel spent 6 years of her childhood in Auckland with her family in the suburb of Epsom and Mt Eden. Her family later relocated to Sydney Australia in 1997 where she spent the rest of her childhood and teenage years in Wahroonga...
 
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Bec Asha
Best known for her roles in Charlie & Boots, Kick and The Cheerleader Diaries. Australian actress, ethnicity is Norwegian, English and Fijian. Studied science. Has a love of animals, and animal welfare, volunteering over 500 hours since the age of 17 to Victorian shelters aiding neglected pets and wildlife during fire and flood disasters.
 
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Celeste Cotton
Celeste Jade Cotton was born in Nelson, New Zealand to parents Kristen and Lindsay Cotton. In 2003 the family moved out to the Gold Coast in Australia. After graduating from Merrimac High School, Celeste went on to study dance full-time at Ikin Dance before becoming more serious about acting. Since finishing at Ikin...
 
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Robyn Malcolm
Robyn Malcolm Is a multi award winning actress and producer known for her work in New Zealand and Australia. She was born on March 15, 1965 in Christchurch, New Zealand. She is best known for the NZ TV Series" Outrageous Fortune", Jane Campion's "Top of the Lake" and Australian TV Series "Rake".
 
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Dayna Porter
Danya Grant is a lead double, performer & stunt coordinator. From her dancing & fitness background starting a stunt career as Xena: Warrior Princess horse riding double (Lucy Lawless Dbl), to gaining multiple lead stunt double roles over the last 20 years for Charlize Theron, Tilda Swinton, Lynda Carter...
 
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Stella Maxwell
Stella Maxwell is best known for her work as a Victoria's Secrets lingerie model. She appeared in the Victoria's Secret Fashion shows in 2014 and 2015 and became a Victoria's Secret Angel in April 2015. She was born on May 15, 1990 in Belgium to Northern Irish parents. Maxwell's father was a diplomat...
 
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Megan Franich
Actress, artist, and musician Megan Franich was born and raised in New Zealand. Megan learned her first guitar chords from a friend while sitting on her porch steps in Faraday Street in Napier, New Zealand. The first song Franich learned was "My Girl" by Kristin Hersh. Megan studied at the Victoria University of Wellington...
 
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Sophie McIntosh
Sophie Leuthart McIntosh was born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand. She began dancing at age three and trained in classical ballet, contemporary dance and jazz throughout her childhood as well as learning both violin and piano. Sophie has also always fostered a passion for the dramatic arts and in her last year of high-school landed the role of Honour Aleni on the New Zealand soap opera...
 
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Emma Harrison
Actress, Neighbours
Born in New Zealand, Emma Harrison was raised in Australia. She attended St. Hilda's School for Girls in Southport, Queensland. There, she was a House Captain and a Senior School Prefect. Emma started modeling at the age of 15, when she was spotted in the audience of a beauty contest and immediately signed by a local agency...
 
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Alexia Fairbrother
As an Actor, Director, Singer, Model, Television Presenter, former Miss New Zealand and Businesswoman - Alexia Fairbrother is proof that beauty, heart and brains can co-exist. Commonly known as Lexi; with a double Degree and Honours in the Performing Arts and Business Management, Alexia extends her talents far and wide...
 
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Anna-Louise Plowman
Anna-Louise Plowman is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art and the Lecoq School in Paris. Originally from New Zealand, she has worked in theatre, film & television in London, Tokyo, Hong-Kong, Dublin, Sydney & Paris.
 
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Yvette Reid
Casting Department, Avatar
 
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Sara Wiseman
Sara Wiseman is a multiple award winning actress for her critically acclaimed work in both film and television. Her extensive career in screen and theatre has given her the opportunity to work in New Zealand and Australian territories. Sara's latest award was for portraying Kate Sheppard, the suffragette who gained New Zealand women the right to vote. The first nation in the world to do so.