Julie Estelle

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Julie Estelle
Julie Estelle (29665468002).jpg
BornJulie Estelle Gasnier
(1989-01-04) January 4, 1989 (age 29)
Jakarta, Indonesia
OccupationActress, model
Years active2005–present

Julie Estelle Gasnier (born January 4, 1989) is an Indonesian actress and model.[1] Her first leading role in 2005 at the age of 15 was in the drama Alexandria, followed by the horror film Kuntilanak in 2006 (known as The Chanting in English), and two sequels in 2007 and 2008.[2] Although she previously said she would not make another horror film, she took a role in horror movie Rumah Dara in early 2010, and the movie was a huge hit.[3] Internationally, she is best known for her roles as Ladya in Macabre (2009) and Hammer Girl in The Raid 2 (2014).

Early life[edit]

Julie Estelle was born on January 4, 1989, in Jakarta, Indonesia,[1] the daughter of Thierry Gasnier, a French-American, and Hilda Limbara, a Chinese-Indonesian. She is the second of three children. Her older sister is Cathy Sharon,[2] a TV host and actress, and her younger sister is Charlotte Christie, a businesswoman. Estelle attended Lycee International Francais de Jakarta, an International French school in Jakarta, and graduated from high school in June 2007.


Estelle began to be known since playing in the movie Alexandria (2005) which is also her first film. Through this film, Estelle was nominated as the "Most Favorite Rising Star" for MTV Indonesia Awards and won it.[4] She also starred in Dealova, Kuntilanak, and Selamanya. In addition to being a model she also has appeared in several Indonesian music videos.

Estelle joined Gareth Evans' Berandal, the sequel of 2011 hit The Raid: Redemption as Hammer Girl,[5] a female fighter proficient in Silat harimau.[6] Evans was impressed with her acting during the casting test and decided to choose her in spite of her lack of martial arts background.[7] For the role of Hammer Girl, she trained in pencak silat under Yayan Ruhian who is also the co-choreographer of the film.[8]

Personal life[edit]

She had a relationship with Indonesian racer Moreno Suprapto but broke up with him in 2008. She was featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine's Indonesian edition in July 2006 right after she had turned 17.



Year Title Role Notes
2005 Alexandria Alexandria Jasmina
2005 Dealova Amanda
2006 Kuntilanak Samantha
2007 Kuntilanak 2 Samantha
2007 Selamanya Aristha
2008 Kuntilanak 3 Samantha
2009 Macabre Ladya
2010 Aku atau Dia Novi
2011 Cowok Bikin Pusing Cecile
2012 Brokenhearts Olivia
2014 The Raid 2 Hammer Girl
2015 Filosofi Kopi El
2015 City of Blood Tun
2016 Headshot Rika Second film with Iko Uwais and Very Tri Yulisman
2018 The Night Comes for Us The Operator


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animation April O'Neil (voice over) Indonesian version
2008 Melamar Peramal
2010 Amanah Dalam Cinta
2011 Kasih dan Cinta
2012 Dewi Penjaga Rindu
2015 The East Claudia

Music video appearances[edit]

Title Artist/Band Notes
Ketahuan Matta Band
Akal Sehat ADA Band
Cobalah Mengerti Peterpan
Bidadari William Gomez
Takkan Ada Aku Lagi Ello
Hafizah Sembilan Band
Letoy Blackout


Year Commercial Notes
2005 Biore
2007 Laurier Until 2009
2009 Lays
2010 Sharp Papilon
2010 Sunsilk Until 2011
2011 Telkomsel
2012 Magnum Gold
2014 Veet Until 2015


  1. ^ a b Maharrani, Anindhita; Gestina Rachmawati (October 3, 2008). "Julie Estelle Stop Lawan Kuntilanak" (in Indonesian). Archived from the original on February 5, 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Yazid, Nauval (April 12, 2008). "Julie Estelle: The making of a star". Jakarta Post. Retrieved August 19, 2009.
  3. ^ "Julie Estelle goes back on her word". Jakarta Post. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
  4. ^ "SHOWBIZZ - Julie Estelle". Viva.co.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  5. ^ "BERANDAL (aka THE RAID 2) Announces New Cast, More Ass Kicking". Twitchfilm. December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  6. ^ "Julie Estelle akan Perlihatkan Silat Harimau". Entertainment.ghiboo.com (in Indonesian). December 27, 2012. Archived from the original on April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  7. ^ "Julie Estelle jadi "hammer girl" di "The Raid 2"". Antaranews.com (in Indonesian). December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
  8. ^ "JULIE ESTELLE KETAGIHAN BELAJAR SILAT!". Antaranews.com (in Indonesian). February 5, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.

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