Defne Joy Foster
|Defne Joy Foster|
From high school graduation.
September 2, 1975|
|Died||February 2, 2011
|Resting place||Zincirlikuyu Cemetery|
|Occupation||Actress, presenter, VJ|
|Notable work||Sihirli Annem|
|Home town||İzmir, Turkey|
|Spouse(s)||İlker Yasin Solmaz (m. 2008-2011; her death); 1 child|
Foster was born on September 2, 1975 in İncirlik, Turkey. 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.
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Foster first appeared on TV screens as a VJ on Kral TV and later went into acting on various TV series. 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.
|2000||Beyaz Yalanlar||Ahu||TV series|
|2003||Sihirli Annem||Eda||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. She was thought to have died from respiratory difficulty and a heart attack. The results of an autopsy were expected by mid-March 2011.
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