Defne Joy Foster

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Defne Joy Foster
Defne Joy Foster Izmir Fatih College Graduation Ceremony Pic.JPG
From high school graduation.
Born (1975-09-02)September 2, 1975
İncirlik, Turkey
Died February 2, 2011(2011-02-02) (aged 35)
Istanbul, Turkey
Resting place Zincirlikuyu Cemetery
Residence Istanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish, American
Occupation Actress, presenter, VJ
Years active 1995–2011
Notable work Sihirli Annem
Home town İzmir, Turkey
Spouse(s) İlker Yasin Solmaz (m. 2008-2011; her death); 1 child

Defne Joy Foster (September 2, 1975 – February 2, 2011) was a Turkish-American actress, presenter and VJ.

Early life[edit]

Foster was born on September 2, 1975 in İncirlik, Turkey.[1][2] Her father Steve is an African American and her mother Hatice is a Turk from İzmir. Defne (sometimes rendered as "Daphne" or "Daphné" in some sources) did her studies in Alsancak primary school and at İzmir Özel Fatih Lisesi, a private school, also in İzmir.[3]


Foster first appeared on TV screens as a VJ on Kral TV and later went into acting on various TV series.[4] She last participated in Yok Böyle Dans, the Turkish version of Dancing with the Stars, where she finished 4th, having been eliminated in January 2011.[4]


Year Title Role Notes
1997 Ruhsar TV series
2000 Beyaz Yalanlar Ahu TV series
2000 Dadı Defne TV series
2003 Sihirli Annem Eda TV series
2006 Selena Pandora TV series
2007 Hayal ve Gerçek Gizem TV series
2010 Yok Böyle Dans Herself Reality show


Foster was found dead at her friend Kerem Altan's apartment in Istanbul on February 2, 2011.[4][5][6][7] She was thought to have died from respiratory difficulty and a heart attack.[8] The results of an autopsy were expected by mid-March 2011.][9]


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