Ewa Da Cruz

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Ewa Da Cruz
Ewa Da Cruz 2011.jpg
Born Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad
(1976-07-09) 9 July 1976 (age 40)[1]
Tromsø, Norway
Other names Ewa Benedicte Skulstad Da Cruz[1]
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005-present

Ewa Da Cruz (born Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad; July 9, 1976)[2] also known as Ewa Skulstad or Ewa Benedicte Övre Skulstad, is a Norwegian and American television, soap opera and film actress.[3] Da Cruz is best known for her portrayal of the high-roller heiress Vienna Hyatt on As the World Turns, CBS.


Da Cruz was born in Tromsø and raised in Bergen, Norway.[4] She began her modeling career in her native Norway, at eight years of age, for a major clothing line. She continued to model for print ads, editorials and runways in Oslo. Her career in Norway includes commercial work, along with short films, documentaries and theatre work before moving to the USA.[3]


She came to the United States to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York and graduated in 2004.[5] She was then selected to become a member of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts Theatre Company for 2004-2005.

She has also appeared in the video "Su Veneno" ("Her Poison") by Aventura Aventura.

Since moving to New York, she has appeared in such films as Bella, Kettle of Fish, Sex & Sushi, Dice, Charlie, Abingdon, I Think I Thought, and Dogs Lie.

She has played Vienna Hyatt on CBS's As the World Turns since 2006.[6]

She has also appeared in supporting roles, on such TV shows as Lipstick Jungle, Law & Order: Criminal Intent and Damages.


Da Cruz was named one of Soap's most beautiful women in Soap Opera Digest in 2007.[7][8]

She was also voted ATWT's hottest "newcomer" in Soap Opera Digest in 2007.[9]

At Soap Central she was nominated and won the 2007 Dankies as an Outstanding Special Guest or Recurring Role.[10]

She was also nominated at the 2007-2008 Dankies for a host of awards, including; Outstanding Supporting Actress, Outstanding Newcomer, Favourite Onscreen Couple or Duo, Outstanding Overall Performer and Most Attractive Female Star, (for which she won).[3][5]


Her modelling career includes numerous print ads, editorials, runways, covers and commercials both in Europe and USA.

Da Cruz posed nude in the Norwegian edition of Playboy magazine and was the Playmate of the month for May 1999.[11] [12]

She has also appeared in Magazines such as Film Tidskrift, Shape-Up, KK, Det Nye, Mascara, Rouge, Watch! Magazine, Capitol File and French Vogue.


She is a freelance journalist with monthly columns in the Norwegian editions of magazines such as Rouge, Cosmopolitan and Mascara.


  1. ^ a b "Ewa Benedicte Skulstad Da Cruz - Skatten 2009 - Skattelister.no - VG Nett". skattelister.no. 24 July 2011. Archived from the original on 24 July 2011. Retrieved 7 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Ewa da Cruz". cbs.com. Archived from the original on March 28, 2010. Retrieved 2010-07-15. 
  3. ^ a b c "Ewa da Cruz". TV.com. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  4. ^ Svendsen, Randi H. (28 December 2008). "Såpe og salmiakk". Magasinet (in Norwegian). Dagbladet. pp. 26–31. 
  5. ^ a b Lenhart, Jennifer. "Spotlight On ... Ewa Da Cruz (Vienna Hyatt, ATWT)". Soap Opera Digest. Retrieved 2007-06-07. 
  6. ^ Ewa Da Cruz at the Internet Movie Database. Retrieved on 2007-06-07.
  7. ^ http://www.soapoperaworld.com/soap-opera-digest-sonya-eddy-most-beautiful.html
  8. ^ http://www.trentdawson.com/articlessod101607.htm
  9. ^ http://www.trentdawson.com/articlessod070307.htm
  10. ^ http://www.soapcentral.com/soapcentral/dankies.php?year=2007
  11. ^ "Fra Playboy til såpeopera". SEher.no. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 
  12. ^ "Playboy Norway Covers of 1999". PBCovers.com. Retrieved 2008-06-24. 

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