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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 3 February 1976Muscat, Oman
Birth NameIsla Lang Fisher
Height 5' 3" (1.6 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat in the Middle Eastern country of Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who was a banker for the U.N. Her family moved to Australia in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla showed an interest in both acting and writing. At nine years old, she was appearing in Australian TV commercials. She landed some small parts in the Australian television series Bay Cove (1993) (aka "Bay City"). This led to a bigger part in the television series Paradise Beach (1993). When that show ended, she landed a role in the long-running Australian soap opera Home and Away (1988). While working on that show, she indulged in another of her passions, writing, and published two best-selling novels, "Seduced By Fame" and "Bewitched". In 1997, she was picked by the readers of FHM magazine as #35 on the list of the "100 Sexiest Women in the World", and in 2003, she placed 26th.

Isla has since appeared in the films Wedding Crashers (2005), The Lookout (2007), Hot Rod (2007) and Definitely, Maybe (2008), Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009), and Now You See Me (2013).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: frankfob2@yahoo.com

Spouse (1)

Sacha Baron Cohen (15 March 2010 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (2)

Curvaceous, buxom figure
Red hair and brown eyes

Trivia (19)

Stepsister of Conor Reid.
Born in Oman of Scottish parents.
Her first job was as a lottery ad extra. She was so excited that she hyperventilated for four hours and nearly fainted.
Her mother is a romance novelist.
Grew up in Perth, Western Australia.
Her first name is pronounced Eye-Lah.
Ranked #91 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.
Gave birth to her daughter Olive Cohen, with boyfriend (now husband) Sacha Baron Cohen, in Los Angeles (17 October 2007).
Friend of Naomi Watts.
Ranked #61 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2008 list.
Converted to Sacha Baron Cohen's religion, Judaism, and took the name Ayala, meaning "doe" in Hebrew.
At the age of 18, with the help of her mother, Isla wrote two teen novels, "Bewitched" and "Seduced by Fame". Both novels became bestsellers.
Gave birth to her daughter Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen, with husband Sacha Baron Cohen, in Los Angeles (August 2010).
Returned to work four months after giving birth to her daughter Olive in order to begin filming Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009).
Sister-in-law of Erran Baron Cohen.
Returned to work 12 months after giving birth to her daughter Elula to begin filming Bachelorette (2012).
Was once engaged to Darren Day.
She almost drowned during shooting a scene for Now You See Me (2013), in which she performed in a piranha tank. The top of the tank remained opened so that Fisher would be able to swim to the top to get some air, and there was also an emergency lever inside the tank that, if pulled, would alert the crew that she needed help. During one take, Fisher was running out of air and tried to swim to the top, but the chains on the handcuffs she was wearing got stuck on the bottom of the tank, so she was unable to swim to the top or pull the lever. She then attempted to alert the crew by hitting the glass of the tank, but since her character is supposed to be panicked and scared in the scene, the crew thought she was acting. The stunt coordinator finally realized that something was wrong after he noticed that her handcuffs were stuck.
Baz Luhrmann is her favorite director and she agreed to star in his film The Great Gatsby (2013), without reading the script.

Personal Quotes (7)

Am I a romantic at heart? Who knows.
All I know is that I've ruled out wearing fairy wings. When I was nine I wanted to get married in fairy wings, and now I realize that's not cool anymore.
I've never had a good-looking boyfriend, well, in the stereotypical way. A lot of people find someone attractive that others don't. Otherwise, all our men would be taken by Claudia Schiffer!
I love the power women have. I think women rule the world because they rule men. Manipulating men -- that's our job. That's what we're on the planet for.
I always liked Elvis Presley when I was younger - I told anyone who would listen that I was going to marry that man. I didn't realize then that he had died.
[After she gives birth] There is no way I am going to worry about missing out on work or the pressure to lose weight. At the moment I am not even planning any work.
I love acting, love it. It's the greatest fun in the world. I've always had no trouble feeling extremely grateful. So even though, comparatively, I wasn't doing so well, I thought I was on top of the world.

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