What's Her Story: Norwegian-born and
Canadian-bred Natassia Malthe too easily strikes you as the town's
homecoming queen, the girl who never went through an ugly ducking stage.
Her memory lane most probably reeked of peachy childhood memories…I
wasn't expecting her to say "very strange" to describe her growing
years. "I had an Asian mom and a Norwegian dad," she explains, "That
wasn't very common in Norway at that time.
People would stare at us a lot and would
talk about us. We had to move out of town because people were too
curious. So that was hard." Not even her mom and dad could endure the
cultural difference between them. Natassia ended up living with each of
her estranged parents periodically. This Calcarrie Philippines model is
now temporarily based in Los Angeles, her gameplan seems set for fierce
After a couple of bit parts in a few films
("Disturbing Behavior," "Lake Placid"), a slew of meatier roles have
come her way: A romantic comedy, "The Wedding Dress," with Neil Patrick
Harris (of Doogie Howser fame), "Trapped," an action/drama TV movie
starring Meatloaf, "Stark Raving Mad," and now she gets to play
Elektra's arch-nemesis, Typhoid Mary, in the Daredevil spin-off.