Kiwi Beautiesby Die-Guy | created - 25 Sep 2012 | updated - 3 months ago | Public
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
Actress | Spartacus: Blood and Sand
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...
2. Rose McIver
Actress | The Lovely Bones
Rose McIver is an actress from New Zealand. She is the daughter of John George Whitfield "Mac" McIver and Ann "Annie" Coney. Her father is a professional photographer, while her mother is an artist. Rose has an older brother, musician Paul McIver.
When only 2-years-old, McIver started appearing in ...
4. Tania Nolan
Actress | Home and Away
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 ...
Director | Everybody Else Is Taken
Jessica Grace graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School with a Bachelor of Performing Arts majoring in Acting. Jessica 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. She is fluent in...
7. Emma Lahana
Actress | Power Rangers DinoThunder
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 ...
8. Anna Paquin
Actress | The Piano
Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.
She 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. Anna moved to her ...
11. Gina Varela
Actress | The Devil's Rock
Gina was born in Wellington, New Zealand to a Greek father and a Kiwi mother. At age ten her parents started a small production company producing historical/political documentaries about Greece. Throughout her teens Gina was actively involved in each stage of production from research, to the shoot ...
13. Lucy Lawless
Actress | Xena: Warrior Princess
New Zealand icon Lucy Lawless is most 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 ...
14. Alice Englert
Actress | Beautiful Creatures
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 ...
15. Morgan Bradley
Actress | The Aerialist
Born in Hokitika, New Zealand actress and singer Morgan Jean Bradley is the daughter of dairy farming parents, Robert and Sharon Bradley. Morgan's childhood was spent helping on the farm milking cows, riding motorbikes and driving tractors. At the age of 15 Morgan was discovered and signed to ...
20. Michelle Ang
Actress | Fear the Walking Dead
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 ...
25. Delaney Tabron
Actress | Deathgasm
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,...
26. Teresa Moore
Actress | Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
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 ...
Actress | Deathgasm
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...
Actress | Painkillers
South African export Lesley-Ann Brandt stars as the Vertigo/DC comic book character Mazikeen, on Fox's hit series "Lucifer."
Born and raised in Cape Town South Africa, Brandt immigrated with her family to Auckland, New Zealand in her late teens. Discovered by local casting directors, Brandt took on ...
Actress | The Brokenwood Mysteries
Amber-Rose Henshall was born in Auckland, New Zealand where she started working as a young girl on the locally filmed Xena Warrior Princess. She studied dance and acting from the age of 5 competing nationally and performing in stage shows. She completed her Performing Arts Certificate in 2004 and ...
33. Kerry Bishé
Actress | Argo
Kerry Lynne Bishé is a New Zealand-born American actress, known for her lead role as Donna Clark in the AMC television series Halt and Catch Fire (2014). Bishé played the lead/narrator role on the final season of ABC's medical sitcom Scrubs (2001) and starred in the critically acclaimed drama film ...
34. Amelia Reid
Actress | Darkest Light
Amelia Reid-Meredith is best known for her work on South Pacific Pictures' Shortland Street where she played core cast member, Bella Cooper. Amelia played the role of Bella for six years, boasting over 380 episodes throughout which her character underwent various life stages and challenges.
35. Laura Surrich
Actress | The Cure
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...
37. 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 (2013), Rake (2010) and Underbelly (2008): Razor...
38. Hayley Westenra
Soundtrack | The Merchant of Venice
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 ...
39. Elizabeth Felker
Actress | Eric Hanged Himself
Elizabeth Dowden was born in Auckland, New Zealand. She grew up on Waiheke Island until she was 6 years old, when her parents moved back to the city she began taking dance lessons which led her to becoming a competitive ballet dancer by the age of 9. She booked her first commercial at age 10 for an...
40. Beth Allen
Actress | The Tribe
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 ...
42. Melanie Lynskey
Actress | Togetherness
At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by TIME magazine ...
44. 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 ...
47. Claire Chitham
Actress | Outrageous Fortune
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 ...
Actress | Phoenix Forgotten
Florence Hartigan is an American-born, New Zealand-raised, LA-based actress and musician. Her latest film project is the leading role in Phoenix Forgotten, produced by Ridley Scott (Alien), Wes Ball (Maze Runner) and Mark Canton (The Martian). The film is based on the shocking, true events of March...
50. Celine Wallace
Writer | Mum
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 ...
51. 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 ...
52. Jessica Rose
Actress | I Know Who Killed Me
Jessica Rose was born on April 26, 1987 in Salisbury, Maryland, USA as Jessica Lee Rose. She is known for her work on I Know Who Killed Me (2007), King Kong (2005) and Sorority Forever (2008). She has been married to Tim Phillipps since March 31, 2017.
53. Eve Gordon
Actress | Power Rangers Dino Charge
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 ...
Actress | Underbelly
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.
Actress | The Almighty Johnsons
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 ...
Actress | Whale Rider
Keisha Castle-Hughes was born on March 24, 1990 in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Whale Rider (2002), The Nativity Story (2006) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She was previously married to Jonathan Morrison.
60. 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...
Actress | Jack of All Trades
Angela was born in Auckland, New Zealand but her father's early success in business meant she traveled extensively when she young. By the age of 11, she had lived in Ft. Lauderdale, Los Angeles, London and Sydney and had spent six months in India with her mother and older sister. Her family ...
62. Claire Van Beek
Claire van Beek is a filmmaker who lives in Auckland, New Zealand. She studied at Toi Whakaari - New Zealand's most prestigious drama school and graduated with a Bachelor in Performing Arts. Her debut short film DANIEL - edited by Oscar winner John Gilbert - premieres at MIFF 2019. Claire's focus ...
63. Ayse Tezel
Actress | Go Girls
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 ...
65. Olivia Tennet
Actress | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
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...
68. Lisa Chappell
Actress | McLeod's Daughters
Grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. After playing the spoilt brat, "Chelsea", on the New Zealand TV series, Gloss (1987), she moved to Sydney to complete the Journey. She then won the role of "Claire McLeod" on McLeod's Daughters (2001). After three years, she decided it was time for a change and was...
71. Toni Rossall
Actress | EVE After Queendom
is a New Zealand-born Australian professional wrestler, best known by her ring name as Toni Storm. She is currently signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) performing on its NXT UK brand. Prior to joining the WWE, Storm wrestled nearly ten years on the independent circuit, beginning in her ...
72. Catherine Waller
Actress | Love
Catherine Waller is theatre maker, television writer, stage and screen actress and a passionate story teller. She was born in New Zealander born to American parents and moved to the States in 2011 after graduating with a BFA in Acting at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand National Drama School. She has won ...
73. Luciane Buchanan
Actress | The New Legends of Monkey
Luciane is of Tongan descent but she was born in Aotearoa (New Zealand). Her early acting training was with Fiona Edgar as a student of TAPAC's Acting for Screen course. Luciane has recently completed studying towards a Bachelor of Arts in Drama and Psychology at The University of Auckland.
76. Kristy Brooks
Actress | Still Waters
Kristy was born in Auckland, New Zealand. Her Mother is of Maori descent, her iwi is Ngati Haua and her Father of French descent. She began acting in commercials as a child and in high school theatre productions. She went on to study acting at WPAC.
Her first on screen appearances were on the ...
78. Zoë Bell
Stunts | Grindhouse
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...
Rachael Marie Wotherspoon is a New Zealand born Actress with Scottish ancestry. Rachael began Acting in her native Auckland as a child, beginning her education studying Drama and Theatre at school. Rachael worked full-time to support herself whilst pouring herself into Acting classes with every ...
Actor | Isobel & the Pâtissier
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 ...
89. 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...
90. Shannon Ryan
Actress | Page Me to Hell
Shannon Ryan is an actress, presenter and creative.
A recognized name in New Zealand, Shannon largely gained an audience with her personalized approach to live television.
Becoming a house hold name by her early twenties Shannon explores her passion of story telling through film and TV.
Along with ...
93. Robyn Malcolm
Actress | Outrageous Fortune
Robyn Malcolm is a New Zealander actress known for her work in New Zealand, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom. She has worked in film, television and theatre, in a wide range of roles in both comedies and dramas.
Malcolm became widely known and loved as the tough matriarch Cheryl ...
96. Dayna Grant
Stunts | Mad Max: Fury Road
Dayna 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 ...
97. Shara Connolly
Actress | Made Vicious
Shara Connolly is an New Zealand born film, television and theatre actress.
Shara's screen career began at the age of 13 when she was cast in a small role in Disney's Eddies Million Dollar Cook Off (2003). Since then, she has acted extensively in New Zealand and international productions such as The...
98. Frankie Adams
Actress | Mortal Engines
Frankie Adams (born 3 January 1994) is a New Zealand-Samoan actress, best known for her roles as Bobbie Draper in the science fiction television series The Expanse and as Ula Levi in the prime-time soap opera Shortland Street.
Adams was born on the island of Savai in Samoa and is the oldest of three...