Claire Stansfield

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Claire Stansfield
London, England
OccupationFilm/television actress, Director, Fashion Designer, Model
Years active1986, 1990–2001, 2004
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)

Claire Stansfield (born 27 August 1964) is an English-Canadian actress, director, fashion designer and former model. She is best known for her recurring role as "Alti" in several episodes of the TV series Xena: Warrior Princess.

Personal life[edit]

In the early 1980s, Stansfield was engaged to then boyfriend Simon LeBon, the lead singer of the band Duran Duran. After breaking it off with Stansfield, he wooed model Yasmin Parvaneh. Even as magazines speculated on a possible wedding with Stansfield, LeBon and Parvaneh married in 1985.

Life and career[edit]

Stansfield was born in London, England, to an English father and German mother. She was brought up for most of her youth in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and despite having a British passport she considers herself a Canadian. As a teen she worked as a model in Canada and Britain before turning to acting. She studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London before moving to Hollywood, USA.

Besides her role as "Alti" in Xena: Warrior Princess, Stansfield's other roles include "Sid" in two episodes of the cult TV series Twin Peaks and one episode as "Kristina" on the show Frasier. She played in one episode of the 1990s TV series The Flash as the humanoid android A.L.P.H.A. and she guest starred in the fifth X-Files episode during season 1. In 1998, she starred opposite Dolph Lundgren in the Angolan set film, Sweepers. The film was shot and partly produced in South Africa.

Stansfield is 6' 1" tall.

Stansfield directed The Lovely Leave in 1999, based on the short story of the same name by Dorothy Parker.

Stansfield founded C&C California, a clothing line specialising in 1970s-style T-shirts, in partnership with Cheyann Benedict in 2002.[1] C&C was acquired by Liz Claiborne in 2005.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
1987 Oklahoma Smugglers Girlfriend
1991 The Doors Warhol Eurosnob
1992 Nervous Ticks Lu
1992 The Swordsman Julie
1993 Best of the Best II Greta
1994 Bullet for Breakfast Alegra
1994 The Favor Miranda
1994 Sensation Paula
1994 Drop Zone Kara Sellar
1995 Gladiator Cop Julie
1995 Mind Ripper Joanne
1997 Steel Duvray
1997 Darkdrive R.J. Tilda
1998 Sweepers Michelle Flynn


Year Title Role Notes
1986 Hot Shots Kristine Episode: "Accidental Victims"
1990 Twin Peaks Sid Episodes: "2.4", "2.5"
1991 The Flash Alpha Episode: "Alpha"
1992 Sibs Anissa Episode: "The Eleanor Roosevelt Story"
1992 Red Shoe Diaries Evan Episode: "The Bounty Hunter"
1993 Raven Marta Kelsy Episode "Checkmate"
1993 Route 66 Episode: "Everybody's a Hero"
1993 The X-Files The Jersey Devil Episode: "The Jersey Devil"
1994 Good Advice Meg Episode: "I'm Not Ready for My Closeup, Dr. DeRuzza"
1994, 2001 Frasier Kristina Harper Episodes: "Can't Buy Me Love", "Don Juan in Hell: Part 2"
1995 Platypus Man Rachel Schulman Episode: "Lower East Side Story"
1995 Ned and Stacey Jordan Episode: "Accountus Interruptus"
1996 Cybill Dolores Episode: "Where's Zoey?"
1998 Two of a Kind Tarah James Episode: "Model Behavior"
1998–99, 2001 Xena: Warrior Princess Alti Recurring role (season 4–5), guest (season 6)


  1. ^ Shea, Christine (16 February 2004). "C&C T Shirts". Time. Retrieved 21 November 2007.
  2. ^ "Liz Claiborne Inc. Announces Acquisition of C & C California, Inc". PR Newswire (Press release). 6 January 2005. Retrieved 21 November 2007.

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