Estella Warren

Estella Dawn Warren (born December 23, 1978)[1] is a Canadian actress, fashion model, and former synchronized swimmer. During her swimming career she was a member of the Canadian national team and won three national titles. Since 1994 she has been modeling through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret.

She later began a career as an actress, starring in such films as Tim Burton's 2001 re-adapted film Planet of the Apes as well as television roles in Law & Order, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Beauty and the Beast.

Estella Warren
Estella Warren 2008
Warren shooting the film Blue Seduction in November 2008.
Estella Dawn Warren

December 23, 1978 (age 40)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
EducationSilverthorn Collegiate Institute
  • Actress
  • model
  • swimmer
Years active2001–present
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)

Early life

Estella Warren was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to Esther, an elementary school headmistress, and Don Warren, a used-car dealer. She is the youngest of three daughters.[2]


Synchronized swimming

In 1990, Warren moved to Toronto to train with the national synchronized swimming team. In 1995, after becoming the senior national champion, Warren had the chance to move on to the 1996 Summer Olympics. She is a three-time Canadian national champion, and the solo bronze medalist at the 1995 Junior World Championships.[3]

Fashion modeling

Estella Warren was discovered by Rhonda Broadbelt Fonte, the owner of Broadbelt & Fonte Models, in 1994 when she was a synchronized swimmer living in Ontario. Broadbelt Fonte then introduced Warren to George Gallier, the owner of American Models. She then came to New York City to shoot some photo tests; during that time Gallier introduced her to fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who immediately saw Estella's beautifully unique looks and booked her for a photo shoot for Italian Vogue.[4]

Her international modelling career and recognition worldwide was set after she shot the Cacharel fragrance campaign "Eau d'Eden" with French photographer director Jean Paul Goude, then followed the Chanel No. 5 campaign with director Luc Besson, all while she was managed by George Gallier.

Warren has appeared on the cover of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, Cosmopolitan and in two television commercials for Chanel No. 5 perfume. Warren was ranked Number 1 on Maxim's Hot 100 List in 2000 when she was 21. She was ranked Number 52 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" special supplement and was the November 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's pinup calendar.

Warren also has appeared in campaigns for UGG Australia, Andrew Marc, Perry Ellis, Nine West, Cartier, Volvo, De Beers, and Cacharel, as well as in television advertisements for Samsung. Additionally, she has modeled for Victoria's Secret and hosted the television special for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

She appeared on the cover in the nude for the third issue of the 3D magazine World's Most Beautiful,[5] which came out in June 2013.[6]


Warren's films include Driven (2001), Planet of the Apes (2001), Kangaroo Jack (2003) and The Cooler (2003).

Warren has appeared in That '70s Show in 2003, as well as two part crossover role in Law & Order and Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, in September 2005. She also appeared in an episode of Ghost Whisperer in 2005.

Warren has appeared in music videos for INXS's "Afterglow", Blank & Jones' "Beyond Time" and Dr. Dre's "I Need a Doctor".


On May 24, 2011, Warren was arrested in Los Angeles after she allegedly hit three parked cars with her Toyota Prius and then fled the scene. Police eventually found her and arrested her for driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI).[7] During her arrest she allegedly kicked an officer and resisted being handcuffed. Later at the police station where her arrest was being booked she managed to slip her cuffs and run but was quickly recaptured. Ultimately she was charged with DUI, hit-and-run, battery on a police officer and resisting a police officer.[8] Her bail was set at $100,000.[9] On August 19, 2011, Warren entered a no contest plea to the drunken driving charge, and the other charges were dropped;[10] she was ordered to a residential rehab facility for four months.[11]

The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department recorded Warren's date of birth as December 23, 1970.[12][13] Although Warren's 1978 birth year is well-established,[1][14][15] some news sources then reported that she was born in 1970 or cited her age as if she were born that year.[8][12]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Perfume Arrianne
2001 Driven Sophia Simone
2001 Planet of the Apes Daena
2001 Tangled Elise Stevens
2003 Kangaroo Jack Jessie
2003 The Cooler Charlene
2003 I Accuse Kimberly Jansen
2004 Blowing Smoke Faye Grainger Television film
2004 Pursued Emily Keats
2004 Trespassing Kristy Goodman
2005 Her Minor Thing Jeana
2006 Taphephobia Jesse Lennox
2006 National Lampoon's Pucked Jessica
2007 Lies and Crimes Sally Hanson Television film
2009 Blue Seduction Matty Television film
2009 Beauty and the Beast Belle
2010 Irreversi Kat
2010 Transparency Monika
2010 See You in September Lindsay
2013 The Stranger Within Emily
Dangerous Intuition Laura Beckman Television film
2015 No Way Out Maria
Undateable John Jane
Decommissioned Rebecca Niles
2017 Just Within Reach Grace


Year Title Role Notes
2003 That '70s Show Raquel Episode: "The Kids Are Alright"
2005 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit April Troost Episode: "Design"
2005 Law & Order April Troost Episode: "Flaw"
2005 Ghost Whisperer Alexis Fogarty Episode: "On the Wings of a Dove"
2009 Mental Niobe Graham Episode: "Book of Judges"
2010 The Being Frank Show Episode #1.1
2017 Feel the Dead Skyler
2017 Age of the Living Dead Michelle


  1. ^ a b "Estella Warren." Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television. Vol. 69. Gale, 2006. Gale Biography In Context. Web. May 26, 2011.
  2. ^ "Estella Warren Biography (1978–)". Retrieved January 7, 2008.
  3. ^ Bean, Dawn Pawson (2005). Synchronized Swimming: An American History. McFarland. p. 312.
  4. ^ Miller, Samantha (2001-08-20). "Beauty and the Beasts". People. Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  5. ^ "The Naked Truth is Revealed in the Third Issue of WMB 3D: World's Most Beautiful, Featuring Supermodel Estella Warren". WMB 3D. September 1, 2013. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
  6. ^ Hislop, Rachel (May 22, 2013). "Nude & Beautiful: Estella Warren Strips Down To Her Positivity For WMB Magazine". Global Grind. Retrieved 2013-08-31.
  7. ^ Shira, Dahvi (June 9, 2011). "Estella Warren Charged with DUI, Battery on Officer". People. Retrieved June 10, 2011.
  8. ^ a b "Planet of the Apes actress Estella Warren arrested for assaulting police officer in Los Angeles". The Daily Telegraph. Sydney. May 25, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2012.
  9. ^
  10. ^ Estella Warren Escapes Jail in Crazy DUI Case, TMZ (Aug. 19, 2011).
  11. ^ Silverman, Stephen (August 20, 2011). "Estella Warren Pleads No Contest to DUI". People. Retrieved August 21, 2011.
  12. ^ a b Thompson, Paul (May 29, 2011). "Estella Warren Driven To Tell Her Age". Sunday Express. London. Retrieved November 1, 2015.
  13. ^ Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Inmate Information Center (archived copy of sheriff's department booking information).
  14. ^ "Sports Updates". The Atlanta Journal and The Atlanta Constitution. January 26, 1996.
  15. ^ "Peterborough Teenager Joins Chanel's Team". The Record. Kitchner, Ontario. November 19, 1998.

External links

Beauty and the Beast (2009 film)

Beauty and the Beast is a 2009 Australian fantasy film directed by David Lister and starring Estella Warren, Rhett Giles, and Victor Parascos, and loosely based upon the fairy tale of the same name. The film was released in 2009 on video under that title and aired in 2010 on Syfy television as Beauty and the Beasts: A Dark Tale.

Blue Seduction

Blue Seduction is a 2009 Canadian erotic thriller directed by Timothy Bond and starring Billy Zane and Estella Warren. The movie was filmed in New Brunswick, Canada.

Dangerous Intuition

Dangerous Intuition is a 2013 mystery thriller television film directed by Roger Christian starring Tricia Helfer, Estella Warren, Dylan Neal, and David Cubitt.

Driven (2001 film)

Driven is a 2001 American action drama film directed by Renny Harlin and starring Sylvester Stallone, who also wrote and produced. It centers on a young racing driver's effort to win the Champ Car World Series auto racing championship. Prior to production, Stallone was seen at many Formula One races, but he was unable to procure enough information about the category due to the secrecy with which teams protect their cars, so he decided to base the film on Champ Car.

Her Minor Thing

Her Minor Thing is a romantic comedy is directed by Charles Matthau released in 2005, with screenplay written by Jim and Debra Meyers. The film stars Estella Warren, Christian Kane, and Michael Weatherly.

The script's working title was "Men Are Jerks".


Irreversi is a 2010 dramatic film directed by Michael Gleissner and shot in Hong Kong as the English language version of Gleissner's Mandarin-language film Hui lu, which he filmed and directed at the same time in the same locations but with an entirely different cast. The title refers to how a situation can reverse and turn against the original perpetrator.

Juliana Martins

Juliana Martins (born 3 October 1984 in José Bonifácio, São Paulo state) is a Brazilian model. She worked for Sports Illustrated, and contested in the 1997 Elite Model Look. Juliana Martins was labeled the Brazilian Cindy Crawford by John Casablancas when she was thirteen years old [1].

Kangaroo Jack

Kangaroo Jack is a 2003 Australian-American buddy-action crime comedy live-action/animated film from Warner Bros., written by Steve Bing, Barry O'Brien and Scott Rosenberg, directed by David McNally, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer with music by Trevor Rabin and starring Jerry O'Connell, Anthony Anderson, Christopher Walken, Estella Warren, and Adam Garcia in an uncredited role as Kangaroo Jack. Kangaroo Jack was theatrically released on January 17, 2003 by Warner Bros. Pictures.

The film was panned by critics, who condemned the acting, directing and writing, especially for a family film. It received a rating of 8% on Rotten Tomatoes and grossed $88.1 million on a $60 million budget. Kangaroo Jack was released on DVD and VHS on June 24, 2003 by Warner Home Video. An animated sequel titled Kangaroo Jack: G'Day U.S.A.! was produced and released on video in 2004.

Kylie Bax

Kylie Bax (; born 5 January 1975) is a New Zealand-born model and actress. She has appeared on international magazine covers, including Vogue and Marie Claire. During her twenties, Bax had supporting roles in action and comedy films.

Lies and Crimes

Lies and Crimes is a 2007 television film starring Estella Warren, Tamara Hope, James McGowan and Joe MacLeod. It was directed by Mario Azzopardi and written by Morrie Ruvinsky.

Maxim (magazine)

Maxim is an international men's magazine, devised and launched in the UK in 1995, but based in New York City since 1997, and prominent for its photography of actresses, singers, and female models whose careers are at a current peak. Maxim has a circulation of about 9 million readers each month. Maxim Digital reaches more than 4 million unique viewers each month. Maxim magazine publishes 16 editions, sold in 75 countries worldwide.

National Lampoon's Pucked

National Lampoon's Pucked (also known as Pucked, and National Lampoon's The Trouble with Frank) is a 2006 comedy movie starring Jon Bon Jovi in the main role. This is the last film directed by Arthur Hiller before his death in 2016.

Perfume (2001 film)

Perfume is a 2001 American film directed by Michael Rymer and featuring an ensemble cast, starring Estella Warren, Jeff Goldblum, and Mariel Hemingway.

Planet of the Apes (2001 film)

Planet of the Apes is a 2001 American science fiction film directed by Tim Burton and starring Mark Wahlberg, Tim Roth, Helena Bonham Carter, Michael Clarke Duncan, Paul Giamatti, and Estella Warren. The sixth film produced in the Planet of the Apes franchise, it was loosely adapted from Pierre Boulle's 1963 novel of the same name and the 1968 film version. It tells the story of astronaut Leo Davidson crash-landing on a planet inhabited by intelligent apes. The apes treat humans as slaves, but with the help of an ape named Ari, Leo starts a rebellion.

Development for a Planet of the Apes remake started as far back as 1988 with Adam Rifkin. His project nearly reached the pre-production stage before being canceled. Terry Hayes's script, titled Return of the Apes, would have starred Arnold Schwarzenegger, under the direction of Phillip Noyce. Oliver Stone, Don Murphy, and Jane Hamsher were set to produce. Creative differences ensued between Hayes and financier/distributor 20th Century Fox. Chris Columbus, Sam Hamm, James Cameron, Peter Jackson, and the Hughes brothers later became involved.

With William Broyles, Jr.'s script, Burton was hired as director, and the film was put into active development. Lawrence Konner and Mark Rosenthal rewrote the script, and filming took place from November 2000 to April 2001. Planet of the Apes was released to mixed reviews, but was a financial success. Much criticism focused on the confusing plot and ending, although Rick Baker's prosthetic makeup designs were praised. Despite its financial success, 20th Century Fox chose not to produce a sequel, and later rebooted the franchise in 2011 with Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

See You in September (film)

See You in September is a 2010 American romantic comedy directed by Tamara Tunie and starring Estella Warren, Michael Rispoli, Whoopi Goldberg, and Justin Kirk. The alternative title is Crazy Love. The film premiered in April 2010 at Newport Beach International Film Festival and was released on DVD on February 8, 2011. See You in September is Tamara Tunie’s first film both as director and producer.

Transparency (film)

Transparency (known as Takedown in Europe) is a 2010 action film written and directed by Raul Inglis.

It won Inglis the Best Director title at the 2011 Leo awards.

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