|Birth name||Natalie Purcell|
|Born||December 24, 1982|
Natalie Taylor (née Purcell, born December 24, 1982) is a New Zealand female professional basketball player. She was a member of New Zealand women's national basketball team at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She scored five points in the game they played against China, which they were defeated 80-63.
Taylor has been re-signed for the BDS Logan Thunder in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) for 2011/2012. She played for the University of Limerick in the Irish Superleague in the 2010/2011 season after previously playing for the BDS Logan Thunder in the 2008-09 & 2009-10 WNBL seasons. In 2007 Taylor returned to New Zealand to debut for the New Zealand Tall Ferns national basketball team and play for the inaugural Christchurch Sirens in the WNBL. She was MVP for New Zealand's Women's Basketball League (WBL) in 2007. She captained her Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team in the 2004-05 & 2005-06 NCAA seasons and broke school history by making the NCAA tournament for the first time in 2006 with an opening game against Stanford University.