Somehow recently we started watching Fortitude on Prime a story about mysterious happenings in the far north, and saw
. Good enough for a Rule 5 Post
Sienna Tiggy Guillory (born 16 March 1975) is an English actress and former
model. She is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jill Valentine in
several entries of the
action-horror film series. Other prominent roles include elf princess Arya
Dröttningu in the fantasy-adventure film
Eragon, and the
title role in the TV miniseries
Helen of Troy. She has also taken on starring roles in popular TV shows including
Stan Lee's Lucky Man, and Luther.
Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, Guillory is the daughter of the
American folk guitarist Isaac Guillory and his first wife, English model Tina
Thompson, whom he married in 1973. Her father was the son of American and
Turkish-Jewish parents and born at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba.
As Natalie Yelburton in Fortitude
parents moved to Fulham, London when Guillory was two, then later to Norfolk
when she was 11. At the age of ten, she went to stay with cousins in Mexico to
Guillory explained that she "became an actor because I wanted to know what it
was like to be other people. Because possibly I don't like myself", and later
said "I hate acting, really hate it. I kind of fell into it sideways ... I
started acting because I got offered a job when I was 16, and they wanted to
pay me £8,000, and we'd always lived on Family Support". She went on to say
that her frustration with later film roles left her bitter, but after seeing
Helen Mirren on stage
she was inspired again.
As Jill Valentine in Resident Evil
. . .
Before becoming a model to support her
acting career, Guillory waited tables at a club. In an interview in 2000, she
said about the experience "Supporting my acting habit with waitressing was
probably the most useful thing I've done."
Some minor NSFW.
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