Inge Hornstra

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Inge Hornstra
Born (1974-05-21) 21 May 1974 (age 43)
The Netherlands
Occupation Actress
Years active 1993–2006
Children Summer and Javi

Inge Hornstra (born 21 May 1974) is a Dutch-born Australian television and stage actress. She is best known for her roles on Heartbreak High and McLeod's Daughters.

Early life[edit]

Hornstra was born in 1974 in The Netherlands to Dutch parents but moved when she was 4 with her parents to Australia. She graduated from NIDA with a degree in Performing Arts in 1994.[1]


Hornstra began her acting career in 1993, appearing in a short film titled The Door. She gained recognition for her leading role as 'Tatyana 'Tats' Alecsandri' in Sweat, a drama series set in an athletic school. It also starred Heath Ledger in his first leading role in a television series. The show was cancelled after just one season due to low ratings. Following Sweat, Hornstra had a recurring role as 'Allie Matts' on teen television series Heartbreak High for two seasons. From 2002 to 2006, Hornstra had a recurring role on popular series McLeod's Daughters, as 'Sandra Kinsella' (later Kinsella-Ryan). Other credits include medical drama series G.P., Big Sky, Murder Call, Wildside, Water Rats, Head Start, BeastMaster, and Farscape; and the television films Chameleon, which aired on UPN in 1998, BlackJack: Murder Archive and BlackJack: Ace Point Game.

Personal life[edit]

Hornstra has two children, a daughter, Summer (born 12 July 2004) and a son, Javi (born 2008).


Year Title Role Notes
1993 The Door Daughter Short film
1995 G.P. Kim Garland Episode: "You Say Potato"
1996 Sweat Tatyana 'Tats' Alecsandri Leading role; 26 episodes
1995–1997 Heartbreak High Allie Matts Recurring role; 33 episodes
1997 Big Sky Debbie Episode: "It Only Takes One"
1997 Murder Call Bliss Bridie Episode: "Something Wicked"
1998 Never Tell Me Never Nurse Silla Television film
1998 Wildside Ellen Douglas Episodes: Season 1, episodes 18, 23 & 32
1998 Chameleon Agent Hudson Television film
1998–2000 Water Rats Carly Herbert / Margie Goodwin Episodes: "Behind Closed Doors", "The Long Haul", "Jump in the Mouth"
2001 Head Start Rhonda Episode: "Seeing is Believing"
2001 BeastMaster Nadeea Episode: "Serpent's Kiss"
2002 Farscape Essk Episode: "I-Yensch, You-Yensch"
2003 BlackJack: Murder Archive Carmen Television film
2005 BlackJack: Ace Point Game Kylie Television film
2002–2006 McLeod's Daughters Sandra Kinsella / Sandra Kinsella-Ryan 49 episodes


  1. ^ "Biography for Inge Hornstra". Retrieved 27 October 2011. 

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