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Outlander Starz. Caitriona Balfe Prefers Acting To Modelling. Why?

Outlander Starz. Caitriona Balfe Prefers Acting To Modelling. Why?
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Outlander Starz. Caitriona Balfe Prefers Acting To Modelling. Why?

Outlander Starz. Caitriona Balfe

Outlander Starz. Actress Caitriona Balfe is best known for her role as Claire Beauchamp/Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. However, she has a long career, also as top model. Today, ten things you should know about Caitriona Balfe.

1.- Caitriona Balfe was born on 4 October 1979 in Dublin, Ireland and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, near Monaghan.

2.- She studied at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama.

3.- She started modelling after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall.

4.- Afterwards and in Paris, she worked for the most notable brands: Dolce & Gabbana, Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Narciso Rodriguez, Moschino, Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Louis Vuitton, Givenchy, Oscar de la Renta, Missoni…

5.- At the height of her career she was considered to be in the Top 20 of most in-demand models in the world.

6.- For her work in Milan in the 2002 and 2003 seasons, Caitriona Balfe earned close to 300,000 dollars, but Paolo Tomei filed for bankruptcy.

“Modelling wasn’t a passion of mine so that made it get old kind of quickly. I was getting very frustrated.” Caitriona Balfe.

Outlander Starz. Caitriona Balfe Prefers Acting To Modelling. Why?

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser. Outlander TV series

7.- Prior to Outlander, Balfe appeared in films such as The Devil Wears Prada, Super 8, Now You See Me, and Escape Plan, and had leading roles in The Beauty Inside, Crush, and H+: The Digital Series.

8.- In March 2015 Balfe received a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress on Television for her work in Outlander.

9.- She also received a nomination for “Best Actress in a Lead Role Drama” from theIrish Film & Television Awards.

10.- This April 2015, she was named one of People magazine’s “50 Most Beautiful People in the World.”

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  • D R Allen

    Yes, Cait is pretty special – for one of those shows (in Paris) the gown she was wearing was literally priceless (it was a one-of-a-kind creation), and the jewels she was wearing had to be insured for $2.4M! But w/her poise and presence she was worth the risk.

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