BIOGRAPHY

 

Natalia was born in Riga, Latvia. As a child she wanted to become a professional Ballroom and Latin American dancer, but she gave it up after 7 years of training changing her focus to singing.
She was discovered at the age of 18 by a local modeling agency and immediately started working as a catwalk model, her photos appeared in numerous magazines including covers.
At that time she was also studying classical singing at Jazep Medin Riga School of Music and was involved in a pop project known in Latvia by the stage name Rain. One of her television performances was seen by the famous Latvian director Rolands Kalnins who was at that moment working on his new feature Bitter Wine, and he contacted her to find out whether she would be interested in doing a screen test for one of the parts.
After the graduation Natalia moved to London determined to pursue her acting career. She continued her education at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, at the same time working on her RP with the dialect coach Mel Churcher and attending workshops of the legendary New York teacher Jack Waltzer.
Her recent credits include guest appearances in TV series The Work Experience, Waterloo Road, feature films We Need to Talk About Kieran, Speed Date. In 2014 three new films with Natalia’s participation will come out – a political thriller A Dark Reflection, a WW2 action/horror Soldiers of the Damned, and an action/thriller Assassin where she can be seen opposite Danny Dyer.
She also resumed her modeling career working for such brands as Vivienne Westwood and Moschino.
Natalia is the lead singer in a British heavy metal band Into The Woods.
She is proud of being multilingual – in addition to fluent English and Russian she can also speak Latvian and Ukrainian and has studied German, Italian and Spanish.

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