Estelle at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival
|Born||Julie Estelle Gasnier
January 4, 1989
Julie Estelle Gasnier (born January 4, 1989), better known as Julie Estelle, is an Indonesian actress and model of French-Chinese-American descent. 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. Although she previously said she would not make another horror film, she has taken a role in horror movie Rumah Dara in early 2010 and the movie was a huge hit. Internationally, she is best known for her roles as Ladya in Macabre (2009) and Hammer Girl in The Raid 2 (2014).
Julie Estelle was born on January 4, 1989 in Jakarta, Indonesia, 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, a TV host and actress and her younger sister is Charlotte Christie, a business woman. 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. She also starred in Dealova, Kuntilanak, and Selamanya. In addition to being a model she also has appeared in several Indonesian music videos.
It has been announced that Estelle is joining Gareth Evan's Berandal, the sequel of 2012 hit The Raid: Redemption as Hammer Girl, a female fighter proficient in silat harimau. Gareth Evans was impressed with her acting during the casting test and decided to choose her in spite of her lack of martial arts background. For the role of Hammer Girl, she trained in pencak silat under Yayan Ruhian who is also the co-choreographer of the film.
|2010||Aku atau Dia||Novi|
|2011||Cowok Bikin Pusing||Cecile|
|2014||The Raid 2||Hammer Girl|
|2015||City of Blood||Tun|
|2016||Headshot||Rika||Second film with Iko Uwais and Very Tri Yulisman|
|2007||Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Animation||April O'Neil (voice over)||Indonesian version|
|2010||Amanah Dalam Cinta|
|2011||Kasih dan Cinta|
|2012||Dewi Penjaga Rindu|
Music Video appearances
|Akal Sehat||ADA Band|
|Takkan Ada Aku Lagi||Ello|
- Maharrani, Anindhita; Gestina Rachmawati (October 3, 2008). "Julie Estelle Stop Lawan Kuntilanak" (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- Yazid, Nauval (04/12/2008). "Julie Estelle: The making of a star". Jakarta Post. Retrieved August 19, 2009. Check date values in:
- "Julie Estelle goes back on her word". Jakarta Post. January 14, 2010. Retrieved February 27, 2010.
- "SHOWBIZZ - Julie Estelle". Viva.co.id (in Indonesian). Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "BERANDAL (aka THE RAID 2) Announces New Cast, More Ass Kicking". Twitchfilm. December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "Julie Estelle akan Perlihatkan Silat Harimau". Entertainment.ghiboo.com (in Indonesian). December 27, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "Julie Estelle jadi "hammer girl" di "The Raid 2"". Antaranews.com (in Indonesian). December 20, 2012. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
- "JULIE ESTELLE KETAGIHAN BELAJAR SILAT!". Antaranews.com (in Indonesian). February 5, 2013. Retrieved April 2, 2013.
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