Irish actress and model Caitriona Balfe nude from Outlander (2016)
Caitriona Balfe (/kəˈtriːnə ˈbælf/; born 4 October 1979) is an Irish actress and model. She is best known for her role as Claire Fraser in the Starz drama series Outlander, for which she has won two People’s Choice Awards and two Saturn Awards, and has received three nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series – Drama.
In 1999, while studying Theatre at the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama, Balfe was offered work as a fashion model in Paris. She was featured both in advertising campaigns and on runways for brands such as Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Bottega Veneta, H&M, Victoria’s Secret and Oscar de la Renta over the course of 10 years before she returned her focus toward acting. Balfe has appeared in numerous films, including Super 8, Now You See Me, Escape Plan and Money Monster, and had leading roles in The Beauty Inside, Crush and H+: The Digital Series.
Balfe was born in Dublin, Ireland, and grew up in the village of Tydavnet, near Monaghan, in a family of seven; her father is a retired Garda Sergeant. She is currently based in Glasgow, having previously lived in Los Angeles when she started acting professionally, and in New York City, Paris, London, Milan, Hamburg, and Tokyo while she worked as a model. In addition to English, she is a fluent speaker of the Irish language and is conversational in French.
She is a patron of the organisation World Child Cancer.