Rhona Mitra is an English actress who first became famous for being the Lara Croft model in 1997 and 1998. She has gone on to build an impressive acting career for herself appearing in Supergirl, Nip/Tuck, The Practice, Doomsday, Underworld: Rise Of The Lycans and Game Over, Man. Over the course of her career, Rhona has proven that she has what it takes to survive in the entertainment industry; she has showcased this with the versatility of her roles by appearing in both film and television in her capacity as a leading actress and a supporting cast member. Her hard work has been rewarded with fame and recognition all over the world. Here’s everything you need to about the talented actress, Rhona Mitra.
Rhona Mitra was born on the 9th of August, 1976 in Hampstead, London. She comes from a multiracial family and was born to a Bengali Indian-British father named Anthony Mitra and a mother of Irish descent named Nora Downey. The English actress is a middle child and has an older brother named Jason Mitra and a younger brother named Guyan Mitra. Her younger brother is a renowned travel journalist and his works have been published on Lonely Planet and The Sunday Times.
In 1984, at the age of 8, her cosmetic surgeon father and homemaker mother had a divorce and this took its toll on Rhona, as she was sent to boarding schools. She became notorious and was ill-mannered as a teenager and eventually got kicked out of her first boarding school in Brighton, Roedean School – an all-girls boarding school. Rhona Mitra was later sent to another boarding school where she was again expelled because parents and their daughters did not like her. Eventually, she went to drama school and studied Theatre and Arts in London.
Her debut into show business was in the 1995 TV show – Ghostbusters of East Finchley where she played a character named Cass, appearing in just one episode of the first season. Later, she portrayed Sarah Wickes in an episode of The Bill.
Her film debut was with the direct-to-video film Eddie Izzard: Glorious in 1997, where she was cast as Groupie. After this, she continued in minor roles until she was cast as Kyra in Beowulf in 1999. The same year, she appeared in Party Of Five as Holly Marie Beggins. She also appeared in Hollow Man, Get Carter, Sweet Home Alabama, The Life of David Gale, Stuck On You, Secret Agent Man and Gideon’s Crossing, thereby building her résumé.
Some of her most famous works came when she landed lead roles on The Practice’s final season and its spin-off Boston Legal. She was cast as Tara Wilson on both shows and was nominated for SAG Award for the role. Rhona Mitra then went on to appear in Highway Men, Spartacus, and Skinwalkers. She later landed recurring roles on Nip/Tuck and Supergirl. However, she landed lead roles in Strike Back, The Last Ship, and The Gates. Some of the movies she appeared in during this time include Shooter, The Number 23 and Separation City.
Rhona Mitra’s major breakthrough came with a role she became globally recognized for as the vampire Sonja in the Underworld: Rise of The Lycans.
What many people don’t realize about Rhona is that she is not just an actress but also a singer and songwriter. She was previously signed to Naked Records and XIII BIS Records and was able to release a single and studio album. Her first single was released in 1997 titled ‘Getting Naked’. She then followed this up with the release of her studio debut album ‘Come Alive’ produced by Dave Stewart in 1998. The second album Female Icon was released in 1999.
Thanks to the longevity of her career, Rhona Mitra is estimated to have a total net worth of $10 million.
Husband, Boyfriend or Is Rhona Mitra Married?
Rhona Mitra is not yet married, and according to the actress, she isn’t actively looking to find a partner just yet. However, over the years, she has been in several high profile relationships. Her first celebrity relationship was in 2003 with actor and movie producer Matt Damon, however, the two broke up after several months together. Her next high profile relationship was with CEO/businessman Carl Hagmier owns Nett Solutions, Inc. but this seemed to be only a rumor.
For years there, was no information about Rhona Mitra’s love life until when she was seen hanging out with singer and songwriter John Mayer. However, this relationship was also shortlived. There was also a rumor about the English actress dating actor Bradley Cooper in 2008 right after the actor and his wife divorced but both parties immediately debunked the rumor.
The model, actress and singer’s height is recorded to be 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm) while her weight is stated to be 54 kg (119 lb). Her other body measurement is 34-24-35 inches for her chest, waist, and hips respectively. The actress maintains her admirable figure by eating healthy and exercising.