Estella Warren

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Estella Warren
BornEstella Dawn Warren
(1978-12-23) December 23, 1978 (age 35)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Years active2001–present
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Estella Warren
BornEstella Dawn Warren
(1978-12-23) December 23, 1978 (age 35)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Years active2001–present

Estella Dawn Warren (born December 23, 1978)[1] is a Canadian actress, former fashion model, and a former synchronized swimmer.

During her swimming career she was a member of the National Canadian Team and won 3 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 is also known for her acting roles in such films as the 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.

Early life[edit]

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[edit]

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[edit]

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

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 5 campaign with director Luc Besson, all while she was managed by George Gallier.

Her work in modelling is known through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret.

Warren has appeared in Sports Illustrated, Vogue, Vanity Fair, and two television commercials for Chanel No. 5 perfume. She was named Maxim Magazine's Hottest Woman in 2000. She was ranked Number 61 in FHM's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2005" special supplement and was the November 2007 entry in Stuff magazine's 2006–07 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 modelled for Victoria's Secret and in 2000 hosted the televised special for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue's 2000 edition.

She appeared on the cover in the nude for the third issue of the 3D magazine World's Most Beautiful,[4] which came out in June 2013.[5]


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".

Legal issues[edit]

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 DUI.[6] 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.[7][8] Her bail was set at $100,000.[9] On August 19, 2011, Warren entered a no contest plea and was ordered to a residential rehab facility for six months.[10]


2001DrivenSophia Simone
2001Planet of the ApesDaena
2001TangledElise Stevens
2003Kangaroo JackJessie
2003The CoolerCharlene
2003That '70s ShowRaquelEpisode: "The Kids Are Alright"
2003I AccuseKimberly Jansen
2004Blowing SmokeFaye GraingerTV movie
2004PursuedEmily Keats
2004TrespassingKristy Goodman
2005Her Minor ThingJeana
2005Law & Order: Special Victims UnitApril TroostEpisode: "Design"
2005Law & OrderApril TroostEpisode: "Flaw"
2005Ghost WhispererAlexis FogartyEpisode: "On the Wings of a Dove"
2006TaphephobiaJesse Lennox
2006National Lampoon's PuckedJessica
2007Lies and CrimesSally HansonTV movie
2009Blue SeductionMattyTV movie
2009MentalNiobe GrahamEpisode: "Book of Judges"
2009Beauty and the BeastBelle
2010See You in SeptemberLindsay
2010The Being Frank ShowEpisode #1.1
2012Manson GirlsCatherine 'Gypsy' ShareFilming[11]
2013The Stranger WithinEmily


  1. ^ "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. ^ "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. 
  5. ^ Hislop, Rachel (May 22, 2013). "Nude & Beautiful: Estella Warren Strips Down To Her Positivity For WMB Magazine". Global Grind. Retrieved 2013-08-31. 
  6. ^ Shira, Dahvi (June 9, 2011). "Estella Warren Charged with DUI, Battery on Officer". People. Retrieved June 10, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Planet of the Apes star Estella Warren 'kicked an officer and escaped from police station after drink driving arrest". Daily Mail (London). May 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Planet of the Apes actress Estella Warren arrested for assaulting police officer in Los Angeles". The Daily Telegraph (London). May 25, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2012. 
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  10. ^ Silverman, Stephen (August 20, 2011). "Estella Warren Pleads No Contest to DUI". People. Retrieved August 21, 2011. 
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