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Gabrielle Anwar

Highest Rated:   89% Scent of a Woman (1992)
Lowest Rated:   10% The Family Tree (2011)
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Birthplace:   Laleham, Middlesex, England, UK
Though most audiences will likely remember getting their first glimpse of the lovely Gabrielle Anwar when she took the dance floor as Al Pacino's tango partner from 1992's Scent of a Woman, she had previously appeared in numerous British miniseries' since the late '80s. Breaking into American cinema opposite Richard Grieco in the 1991 teen spy comedy If Looks Could Kill, Anwar soon found herself climbing the credits list after her charm and skillful footwork left audience hungering for more. Born in the daughter of an Indian film editor and a British actress in Laleham, Middlesex, England, in February of 1970, ruffian Anwar was kicked out of school for fighting in her early years, though she later opted to study drama and dance in London. Anwar made her television debut in Jim Henson's The Storyteller (1987), followed by her film debut in 1988's Manifesto, and after appearing in such British miniseries as Summer's Lease, First Born, and Press Gang (all in 1989), it was time to cross the pond with mate Craig Sheffer and make her bid for Hollywood. Following her eye-catching turn in Scent of a Woman, the fledgling starlet faced an unearthly horror in Abel Ferrara's Body Snatchers, romanced Michael J. Fox in For Love or Money (both 1993), and appeared opposite Andy Garcia in Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead (1995). Though it certainly seemed as if Anwar's career was headed in the right direction, a series of low-budget efforts in the late '90s, as well as a rumor that she had lost the lead role in Titanic to Kate Winslet, seemed to stall her rise to stardom. Taking a cue from her early years, Anwar turned toward television. She gained positive notice for her role as Fidel Castro's secret lover in the 1999 made-for-television feature My Little Assassin, and a few short years later she appeared in the short lived sci-fi mystery series John Doe. Still appearing frequently in features, the woman voted as one of the 50 most beautiful people in the world by People Magazine (in 1993) could be spotted in such efforts as Save it for Later and Mob Dot Com in 2003. Though she continued to work steadily in movies, she found success on the small screen when she took the part of Fiona Glenanne, a lethal ex IRA soldier working and an expert in explosives, in the USA series Burn Notice starting in 2007 -- the same year she appeared on the Showtime historical drama series The Tudors. Anwar stayed with Burn Notice for the full series run, with the show ending in 2013.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
29% The Last Summer
  • Griffin's Mom
2019
17% A Warrior's Heart
  • Claire Sullivan
2011
10% The Family Tree
  • Nina Fouts
$4.2k 2011
No Score Yet Carnal Innocence
  • Caroline Waverly
2011
No Score Yet Lies Between Friends
  • Actor
2010
No Score Yet Happy Together
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet iMurders
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Crazy Eights
  • Beth Patterson
2007
No Score Yet The Marsh
  • Claire Holloway
2007
No Score Yet The Librarian: Return to King Solomon's Mines
  • Emily Davenport
2006
No Score Yet Long Lost Son
  • Karen
2006
No Score Yet Jules Verne's Mysterious Island
  • Jane Spillet
2005
No Score Yet Daddy Who?
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Try to Remember
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Save It for Later (Water Under the Bridge)
  • Catherine
2003
No Score Yet Case of Evil
  • Rebecca Doyle
2002
No Score Yet Flying Virus
  • Ann
2001
No Score Yet Turbulence 3: Heavy Metal
  • Kate Hayden
2001
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire
  • Actor
2000
40% The Guilty
  • Sophie Lennon
2000
No Score Yet North Beach
  • Lu
2000
No Score Yet If You Only Knew
  • Kate
2000
No Score Yet How to Marry a Billionaire: A Christmas Tale
  • Jenny
2000
No Score Yet Without Malice
  • Susan
2000
No Score Yet My Little Assassin
  • Marita Lorenz
1999
No Score Yet Daddy Who? (Kimberly)
  • Kimberly
1999
No Score Yet Panstvi
  • Charlotte Kleiner
1999
No Score Yet Boardheads
  • Sunny
1998
No Score Yet Nevada
  • Linny
1998
No Score Yet Beach Movie (Boardheads)
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Sub Down
  • Laura
1997
No Score Yet The Ripper
  • Florry Lewis
1997
No Score Yet The Grave
  • Jordan
1996
33% Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead
  • Dagney
1995
No Score Yet In Pursuit of Honor
  • Jessica Stuart
1995
67% Night of Love
  • Actor
1995
No Score Yet Innocent Lies
  • Actor
1995
28% The Three Musketeers
  • Queen Anne
1993
37% For Love or Money
  • Andy Hart
1993
70% Body Snatchers
  • Marty Malone
1993
89% Scent of a Woman
  • Donna
1992
73% Wild Hearts Can't Be Broken
  • Sonora Webster
1991
29% If Looks Could Kill
  • Mariska
1991
No Score Yet Manifesto
  • Tina
1989
No Score Yet Summer's Lease
  • Actor
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
78% Once Upon a Time
2011-2018
  • Lady Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey Tremaine/Victoria Belfrey
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
88% Burn Notice
2007-2013
  • Fiona Glenanne
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
  • Guest
  • 2011
No Score Yet Lopez Tonight
2009-2011
  • Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Wendy Williams Show
2008-2020
  • Guest
  • 2010
78% Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
  • Guest
  • 2008
69% The Tudors
2007-2010
  • Princess Margaret
  • 2008
  • 2007
73% John Doe
2002-2003
  • Rachel Penbroke Rachel Pembroke
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The Practice
1997-2004
  • Katie Defoe
  • 2001
No Score Yet Beverly Hills, 90210
1990-2000
  • Trisha
  • 1992
No Score Yet A Year in Provence
1993
  • Actor

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