Natasha Henstridge was born August 15, 1974, in Springdale, Newfoundland, Canada. By the time she was 15, Natasha had become a model for Oil of Olay, Lady Stetson and Old Spice, appearing in ads and commercials for the beauty products and fragrances. She also graced the cover of French Cosmopolitan, as well as various international fashion magazines. She had taken a new creative challenge: acting. Natasha's first role was in the science fiction feature film, Species. She was cast in Maximum Risk with Jean-Claude Van Damme.