Natasha Klauss

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Natasha Klauss
Born Natasha Alexandra Rastapkavicius Arrondo
(1975-06-25) June 25, 1975 (age 39)
Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia
Occupation Television actress
Years active 1996—present
Spouse(s) Víctor Gómez (2000—2001)
Marcelo Greco (2003—2013)
Daniel Garay (2013—present)

Natasha Alexandra Rastapkavicius Arrondo (Russian Cyrillic: Наташа Александра Растапкавичюс Аррондо; born 25 June 1975), professionally known as Natasha Klauss, is a Colombian actress of Colombian and Lithuanian descent, best known for her roles in Telemundo telenovelas La Venganza, Pasión de Gavilanes, Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa and La Tormenta.

Early life[edit]

Natasha Klauss was born in Cali, Colombia and raised in Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia to a Lithuanian Russian father and a Colombian mother. She has an older sister, Tatiana.[1] Klauss originally aspired to be a ballerina dancer after taking lessons, dreaming of performing in the Bolshoi Theatre.[2] One year before her graduation, however, she injured her knee in a car accident, ending her career in dance.[2] Natasha then decided to study acting instead of dancing.[2]

Career[edit]

Klauss began her acting career in television series and plays, portraying small roles mostly. In 2002 Klauss portrayed a lesbian Sandra Guzmán in the Telemundo telenovela La Venganza, co–starring Gabriela Španić and Catherine Siachoque; she won prestigious awards such as Premios Mara de Venezuela and TVyNovelas Award for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal.[3] Klauss then starred alongside Michel Brown, Danna García, Paola Rey, Mario Cimarro and Juan Alfonso Baptista in hit telenovela Pasión de Gavilanes, which brought her numerous awards — including ACE Award for Best Supporting Actress.[3] In 2004 she once again starred with Paola Rey and Juan Alfonso Baptista in telenovela La Mujer en el Espejo.

In 2005 Klass won a Premio TVyNovelas for Best Antagonist for her role in La Tormenta, with Natalia Streignard and Christian Meier, and began acting in 2005–07 series Decisiones. She appeared in 2007 telenovela Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa, starring Christian Meier and Marlene Favela, and produced by Telemundo and RTI.[3] The following year Klauss appeared in series Novia para Dos.

Personal life[edit]

Klauss has been married twice. During 2000-2001, she was married to television producer Víctor Gómez.[2] Their daughter, Isabel (born April 2000). In 2003, [2] Klauss then married Marcelo Greco.[2] and with him, she had her second daughter, Paloma, who was born in April 2009. In mid 2013, she began a relationship with the entrepreneur, Daniel Garay and up until now they're still together.

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996 Señora Bonita Girl Cameo Appearance
Cazados Laura
1997 Prisioneros del Amor Girl Cameo Appearance
1998 Corazón Prohibido
2000 La Caponera Amparito
Entre Amores Graciela
2002 Maria Madrugada Aida
2002–2003 La Venganza Sandra Guzmán Premio Mara de Venezuela for Best Supporting Actress
Premio TVyNovelas for Best Supporting Actress
2002–2004 Pasión de Gavilanes Sara "Sarita" Elizondo Premio ACE for Best Supporting Actress
Orquidea de Oro for Best Actress
Premio Dos de Oro for Best International Actress
2004–2005 La Mujer en el Espejo Luzmila
2005–2007 Decisiones Liliana
2005 La Tormenta Isabela Montilla Premio TVyNovelas for Best Antagonist
2007 Zorro: La Espada y la Rosa Sor Suplicios
2008 Novia para Dos Tania Toquica Murillo
2010–2011 Los Herederos Del Monte Berta Soto
2011 Confidencial - De vuelta a la vida Angela Guarin
2011-2012 Corazón de fuego Alejandra Vivanco (Lucia Vasquez)
2013 El Control (Colombian movie) Lucia
2013-2014 Mentiras perfectas Alicia María Rivera

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category For Result[3]
2003 Premio Mara de Venezuela Best Supporting Actress La Venganza Won
2004 Premio TVyNovelas Best Supporting Actress Won
Best Supporting Actress Pasión de Gavilanes Nominated
Premios ACE Best Supporting Actress Won
Orquidea de Oro Best Actress Won
Premios Dos de Oro Best International Actress Won
2006 Premio TVyNovelas Best Antagonist La Tormenta Won
Best Supporting Actress La mujer en el espejo Nominated

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