Peta Wilson is a woman who dons many professional hats. She has worked in the modeling, acting, and design industry and is recognized for being the brain behind the and classy lingerie brand known as Wylie Wilson. Since the label launched in early 2012, it has gone on to cop a huge chunk of the market share and has become the go-to favorite of many stylish young girls and women. She has posed for many major brands and magazines over the course of her modeling career including Details magazine. Peta was famously featured wearing only underwear in their issue which was released for the month of October in 1997. Despite the amount of success that Peta has found as a model and designer, she is popular in the film and television scene, where she has made several notable appearances.
Nikita, Jonny Zero, Strangers, The Finder, CSI: Miami, and Two Twisted are some of the projects Peta has been featured in. Her professional resume is laden with various roles which she has been cast to play on the silver screen such as Superman Returns, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Gardens of the Night, and Beautiful. Peta has earned all kinds of honors and recognition for her phenomenal performances. Her role in La Femme Nikita scored two nominations for Best Performance by an Actress at the Gemini Awards. She took home the Best Actress award at the 2013 International Film Festival and has picked up nominations for the Saturn Awards as well as the OFTA Television Awards.
Peta Wilson Biography
The Nikita star was born on the 18th of November in 1970, in a hospital in Sydney, New South Wales. Her parents are named Karlene White Wilson and Darcy Wilson. Peta’s father worked in the Australian Army as a Warrant Officer, while her mother was in the catering profession. She has one sibling, a brother named Rob.
Most of her growing years were spent living in Papua New Guinea because her father was assigned to work there. Things took an unfortunate turn in their family life when her father and mother left each other in 1982.
Peta Wilson began her career as a model, traveling all over Europe for work. It didn’t take long for her to establish herself in the industry and become one of the most sought after models. Peta decided to broaden her horizons by relocating to Los Angeles in order to study the craft of acting at the Actor’s Circle Theatre under the tutelage of Arthur Mendoza and then at the TomKat Repertory Group, learning from Tom Waits.
After dedicating five years to studying acting, she made her foray into the industry by taking a number of minor roles in various independent films, which then led to her being cast in lead roles across television and film.
Movies and TV Shows
Peta Wilson commenced her glorious acting career playing a range of characters in productions like Loser and Naked Jane. After this, she auditioned for a role in a new television show, La Femme Nikita, and beat out over 200 other actresses to get cast as the lead protagonist, Nikita. The series aired for five seasons before it was concluded. It was produced by a mix of American and Canadian organizations so the show was filmed in the two countries.
Peta starred alongside performers like Alberta Watson, Roy Dupuis, Eugene Robert, and Don Franks. Her brilliant acting in the series received a lot of praise from critics and audiences alike, so it was hardly any surprise when the award nominations began pouring in.
Later on, Peta Wilson was cast in the television film Joe and Max, in which she embodied the actress Anny Ondra. Her next role was in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in 2003, where she depicted a vampire character named Mina Harker. This was followed by Two Twisted, and then Superman Returns in which she played a NASA spokeswoman, Bobbie-Faye.
Her other movie and television appearances include The Finder, CSI: Miami, The Sadness of Sex, One of Our Own, Gardens of the Night, Errand Boy, Somewhere Tonight, Dutch Kills, and Liberator, a short that helped her clinch the Best Actress Award at the International Film Festival in 2013.
Other Facts About Peta Wilson
1. Peta owns a flagship store for her sensational lingerie line, Wylie Wilson, located in the City of Angels: Los Angeles, California.
2. The Australian screen goddess used to be in a relationship with Damian Harris, a popular director but they broke up in 2002 after dating for 5 years.
3. She has a son, Marlowe Harris-Wilson, whom she shares with her ex-boyfriend Damian.
4. She has legs that go on forever thanks to her impressive height of 5 feet 10 inches.
5. Vladimir Putin is a big fan of Peta Wilson’s acting, and she got to meet the Russian President in 2001 when she was invited to the International Film Festival which was held in Moscow that year.