Natasha Henstridge is a Canadian actress and model. Born in 1974, she has been acting since the late 1980s.
One of her most popular films was Species (1995). Her career took off after that film, and she went on to star in many other movies before retiring from acting in 2004.
This raised many rumors about her career, and many people began wondering what had happened to her.
If you’re one of them, keep reading to learn more about the Canadian actress, what happened to her, and where she is now!
Natasha was born on August 15, 1974, in Springdale, Newfoundland, and Labrador. She had a pretty normal childhood with her three sisters.
Her father worked as an electrical engineer while her stay-at-home mother raised the kids.
Henstridge studied at the Memorial University of Newfoundland for one year before moving to New York City to study economics and political science at NYU (New York University).
While there, she also took acting classes during summer breaks from school. Then when Natasha graduated in 1995, she decided to focus solely on becoming an actress!
After all, that was her sole dream since she was a child.
After graduating college, Henstridge landed several minor roles on TV shows before landing her first significant role.
Her big role came in the movie Blast (1996), which also starred Rose McGowan. Although this was not a huge box office success, it did give Natasha some more exposure and attention.
Her big breakout came later that year when she landed the lead female role of Sil in Species (1995).
Her sexy appearance on-screen caught many people’s attention, especially director Roger Donaldson who said, “She had an exoticism reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor.”
After receiving top billing alongside Ben Kingsley for One Night Stand (1997), Henstridge made several other films.
Finally, she retired from acting after 2004 to focus more on raising her family! During this time she married Canadian businessman Dale Murray with whom she has two children—aged ten and eight.
You might recall the now 47-year-old in films such as The Whole Nine Yards, The Art of War, and Undercover Brother. But what about other movies she was in?
Henstridge’s first movie after Species wasn’t until 1997, where she starred opposite Michael Douglas and Kiefer Sutherland.
Then the next year, Henstridge landed a role alongside Jean-Claude Van Damme in Universal Soldier: The Return.
This was a sequel to the 1992 film, and it performed better at the box office than its predecessor.
In 2000 Natasha appeared opposite Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry in The Whole Nine Yards. She also starred alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. for One Night Stand, which helped land her a spot on People Magazine’s 50 Most Beautiful list in 2001.
In 2002 she appeared as a guest star on several TV shows, including Andromeda and First Wave.
Then the following year, Henstridge landed a role alongside Eddie Griffin for Undercover Brother. This was another sequel to an earlier film that performed well at the box office.
What Happened to Natasha Henstridge?
Henstridge broke the silence about harassment in Hollywood in a shocking move. In a recent interview, Natasha went after Hollywood heavyweights.
In her case, she mentioned two serial predators, Brett Ratner and Harvey Weinstein.
Currently, Weinstein is serving time in prison for his indiscretions. On the other hand, Ratner denied these claims.
Where is Natasha Henstridge Now?
After retiring from acting in 2004, Henstridge has focused her time on raising her two children with the help of her husband, Dale.
Although she’s not working as an actress anymore, that doesn’t mean you won’t see her again!
Since 2012 she has had several cameos throughout TV series like The L Word (2004-2009).
The talented Canadian actress made her come back into acting with Night of The Sicario.
This project came out in 2019, but her last acting role was back in 2011. In Sicario, she plays Taylor Ward, a nurse who has to take risks to save the lives of witnesses against a dreaded Mexican cartel.
When the mafia storm the compound, Taylor must stall them as she waits for backup.
The film was shot before the pandemic in 2019 and is now available and on-demand on various streaming services.
It is just a matter of time before we see Natasha Henstridge doing her thing on the big and small screen. There’s no doubt that she is dearly missed in both!