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Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Birth NameStefanie Christina Baroness von Pfetten
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Stefanie von Pfetten, aka Stefanie Baroness Christina von Pfetten, is a Canadian film and television actress of German descent.

von Pfetten was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. After high school, she went to Vienna, Austria. Later, she studied Art history in Munich, Bavaria. For a small time, she worked for Sotheby's in Vienna. Back in Vancouver, Stefanie decided to became an actress. She is perhaps best known for her roles as "Lilly" in the sci fi-horror film, Decoys (2004), and Captain Marcia "Showboat" Case in the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica (2004) series and a series lead as "Dr. Daniella Ridley" in CBC's Cracked (2013).

She coaches privately and studies with famed Hollywood acting coach Ivana Chubbuck.

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Trivia (8)

Her German name translates to "Stefanie of Purlins" in English. A purlin is a horizontal beam running the length of a roof and supporting the top rafters of the roof.
Upon graduating from high school, she moved to Vienna, then to Munich, where she studied art history and interned at Sotheby's.
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Her parents are originally from Munich.
Her father is a German Baron, Hermann Freiherr von Pfetten (b. Ramspau 8 Mar 1933), who grew up in a castle in Germany, Schloss Ramspau. Her mother is his third wife Heidrun Reel (b. Weimar, 8 Feb 1942).
Has an older sister, Gabriela Marie-Elisabeth Baroness von Pfetten (b. Vancouver, 1 Feb 1970), and a younger sister, Verena Alexandra Doraya Baroness von Pfetten (b. Vancouver, 28 May 1983).
Is a descendant of Painter Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez, Ferdinand V the Catholic, King Consort of Castile - and twice of a cousin of his -, in turn the father of Catherine of Aragon, and Peter Biron, Duke of Kurland and Semgallen and Duke of Sagan, and perhaps of Ernest Augustus, Elector of Brunswick-Lüneburg, in turn a descendant of a paternal aunt of Anne of Cleves, all these ancestries except the first one through illegitimate lines.
Her great-great-great-grandmother was of Italian descent.

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