Emelia Burns

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Emelia Jane Burns (born 18 February 1982, Brisbane) is an Australian actress, who has had roles in films and television series.


Burns appeared in the 2007 action film The Condemned, written and directed by Scott Wiper, as Yasantwa, a convict on death row from Ghana, transported to a remote island to compete in an illegal human hunting television show. Burns also appeared in the 2011 horror movie Don't Be Afraid of the Dark.


Burns is well known for her role as Diva, in two seasons of the children's television series The Elephant Princess.[1] She has also appeared on The Starter Wife as Mudawa, Sea Patrol as Zuraya, the children's television series H2O: Just Add Water, and in MTV's The Shannara Chronicles as Commander Tilton.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Condemned, TheThe Condemned Yasantwa Adei
2010 Don't Be Afraid of the Dark Caterer


Year Title Role Notes
2006 H2O: Just Add Water Nurse "Under the Weather"
2007 Starter Wife, TheThe Starter Wife Mudawa "Hour 1"
2008 Sea Patrol Zuraya "Rules of Engagement"
2008–11 Elephant Princess, TheThe Elephant Princess Diva Supporting role
2011 Terra Nova Lt. Lauren Reilly Recurring role
2013–14 Neighbours Mandy Edwards 3 episodes
2015 Childhood's End Ch 5 Reporter "The Overlords"
2016 Shannara Chronicles, TheThe Shannara Chronicles Commander Diana Tilton Recurring role


  1. ^ "The Elephant Princess – Cast". Jonathan M. Shiff Productions. 2008. Archived from the original on 9 October 2008. 

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