Natasha Alam

Natasha Alam

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Natasha Alam
Natasha Alam 2009.jpg

Natasha Alam attending her birthday party at Opera/Crimson, in Hollywood, California on 7 March 2009
Born Natalia Anatolievna Shimanchuk
Uzbekistan
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2002–present
Spouse(s)
  • Amir Ebrahim Pahlavi Alam (m. 1998; div. 2004)
Children 1

Natasha Alam (Russian: Наталья Анатольевна Шиманчук; born Natalia Anatolievna Shimanchuk)[1] is a Uzbekistani actress and model.

Early life[edit]

Natasha Alam was born and raised in Uzbekistan and attended school with the aim of becoming a clothing designer.[2] Modeling at school led to modeling at events and eventually moving to Moscow, where she signed with an agency. An Italian modeling agency later signed her, and she moved to Italy.[2] At some point, she left aviation school without obtaining a degree[1]

Career[edit]

Her first acting role was on the television show “Fastlane” (2002). She went on to appear on television shows including CSI, NYPD Blue, Nip/Tuck, The Unit, Entourage, and American Heiress. She also played the recurring role of Ava, a Forrester model, in The Bold and the Beautiful from 2004 to 2007. Films she has appeared in include the 2007 horror movie Shadow Puppets and the 2008 comedy The Women.[1][3] In 2010, she appeared in the third season of True Blood as Yvetta, an exotic dancer at Fangtasia, from Estonia.

Alam’s modeling career has included photo shoots for Maxim and Playboy.[4][5]

In 2011, she shot an anti-bullying film with Joe Reitman, and that August. 27 took part in Rock the Mansion, a fashion show for an anti-bullying campaign, at the Playboy Mansion.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Sometime after moving to Italy, Alam met Iranian prince Amir Ebrahim Pahlavi Alam and moved with him to New York City.[2] The couple broke up, then reunited, married in 1998, and moved to London, where she began taking acting lessons.[1][2] Alam said in 2011 that she then ” ran away to Los Angeles because I wanted to act.”[2] In 2001,[3] her husband joined her, but they divorced in 2004.[1][2] She and her ex-boyfriend named Joe and the two had a daughter, Valentina, in 2009.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Film
2004-2007 The Bold and the Beautiful
2005 CSI
2005 NYPD Blue
2006 Nip/Tuck
2007 The Unit
2007 Entourage
2007 American Heiress
2008 The Women
2008 My Own Worst Enemy
2009 War Wolves
2010 True Blood
2012 Resident Evil 6 (facial model for Helena Harper)
2015 An Act of War
2016 It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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