Born in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, Natasha, Russian abbreviation for Natalia, attended school at the University of Technology for Aviation. In search of independence, Natasha moved to Moscow to model under “Red Stars” model management. A few years later, Natasha was scouted by the Italian agency, “International Model Management” (“IMM”) that sent her to Rome, Paris, Milan, and London to model for Gucci, Versace, John Galiano, Rocco Barrocco, Christian Dior, Trussardi, Vivienne Westwood and many other top designers. In 1996 Natasha met Amir Ebrahim Pahlavi Alam, the grandson of the Shah of Iran. The couple married in New York in 1998 and moved to London where Natasha enrolled into “The Method Center” to study the “Lee Strasbergs Acting Technique.” In 2001 Natasha and her husband moved to Los Angeles to continue her studies in acting, vocals, speech, and accent reduction with Ivana Chubbuck, Howard Fine, Lesly Kahn, Carol Rogers, and Bob Corff. Natasha’s hard work started to pay off when she booked her first acting job on the television show Fastlane (2002). With their careers going separate ways, Natasha and Amir separated. Natasha moved to Hollywood and Amir went back to London. The divorce was finalized in 2005.
Best known for her role as Yvetta on the hit HBO series, “True Blood,” Natasha has found success on both the big and small screen since arriving in Hollywood all the way from Tashkent, Uzbekistan. After moving to Moscow, Natasha began a globe-trotting career as a print and runway model for Gucci, Versace, John Galliano, Christian Dior and many other top designers. Natasha then transitioned into acting, moving to London to train at “The Method Center” and learn the “Lee Strasberg Acting Technique. After studying under well known teachers Ivana Chubbuck, Howard Fine, Lesly Kahn and Bob Corff, Natasha booked her first acting job on the Fox Television show “Fastlane” (2002). She has since appeared on a wide variety of television shows, including “NYPD Blue”, “CSI”, “NCIS”, “Just Shoot Me”, “The Bold and The Beautiful”, “Nip/Tuck” and “Entourage” among others. Natasha has also appeared in over a dozen films, including “The Women (2008)”, opposite Meg Ryan, Eva Mendes and Bette Midler. Despite having a busy work schedule, Natasha loves spending time with her young daughter, Valentina, and her new role…as a mom.
– IMDb Mini Biography By: Ashley Brauer