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Nina Arvesen
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Nina Arvesen
Nina Elisabeth Arvesen

(1961-05-16) May 16, 1961 (age 58)
White Plains, New York, United States
ResidenceSanta Monica, California
OccupationFilm, television actor Model Dancer
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Parent(s)FatherJan Arvesen
Mother Sidsel, pronounced "sis-sell Arvesen
RelativesJannik Arvesen (brother)
Christian Arversen (brother)

Nina Arvesen (born May 16, 1961) is an American film and television actress, model, dancer, and businesswoman. Best known for her performances in American soap operas,[1][2] Arvesen landed her two most prominent acting roles as Cassandra Rawlins on The Young and the Restless and as Angela Raymond on the NBC television series Santa Barbara. In her native Norway, Nina Arvesen subtitled American films, ran a television station, and opened up the county's first RCA / Motown affiliate. Arvesen is of Norwegian descent and speaks fluent Norwegian.


Early life

Arvesen was born in White Plains, New York, but grew up in Norway through her early childhood. Arvesen also spent time living in Egypt, Brazil, Costa Rica and then again in United States, (however, both her parents are from Norway). She is a dual citizen of Norway and the United States.[3]

Her father Jan Arvesen[4][5] was a Norwegian diplomat and was Norway´s ambassador to Mexico (1979-1985), to Costa Rica (1985-1991) and to Portugal (1976-1998). Her mother is Sidsel (pronounced "sis-sell") Arvesen mother was also a Norwegian actress in Norway.[6] Nina also has two brothers, Jannik Arvesen who is a financial investment adviser in Norway and Christian Arversen who works in film and special effects in Los Angeles California.[7][8][9]


Arvesen initially began her career during her teens as an actress, model,dancer and a classically trained pianist in Norway. After college, she made the decision to leave Norway to pursue her dream of an acting career in the United States of America where she has appeared in several television shows, commercials and movies. After she stopped working in the various soap operas that made her famous her career aspirations shifted from acting to work modeling for television commercials, print ads and popular magazines.[10] Arvesen went on to launch and create her own production company, The Arvesen Group.[11]

Soap Opera Digest called Arvesen one of "TV's Most Beautiful Women" in their March 21, 1989 publication,[citation needed] which had over 1 million subscribers at the time.[12]

Arvesen currently owns and operates her own dance studio in California, after retiring from movies and television.[13]

Charity work

Besides being the Master of Ceremonies of more than one St. Jude Children's Research Hospital's annual fund-raising events, Arvesen has been involved with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).[14]


Year Film Role Other notes
1987 Beach Fever Arvesen made her Foreign film debut in the 1987 Australia Theatrical feature film :[15]
1987 Santa Barbara Arvesen played the role of Celia Robbins, a police woman, in three episodes.[16]
1987 Dragnet Arvesen made her United States Theatrical film debut in the 1987 film which starred Tom Hanks and Dan Aykroyd. [17]
1988-1991 The Young and the Restless (TV series) Arvesen played the role of Cassandra Rawlins[2]
1988 Maniac Cop Arvesen played the part of Regina Sheperd, a reporter who sets out to hunt down the Maniac Cop killer.[18]
1988 Who Gets the Friends? Arvesen played the role of Inga[19]
1989 Now You See It. Arvesen also appeared on the us Game show now you see it,[20]
1991-1993 Santa Barbara (TV series) Arvesen played the role of Angela Raymond[21]


  1. ^ "SB's Nina Arvesen: Learning her way Through Daytime." Soap Opera Magazine. October 6, 1992.
  2. ^ a b Reichardt, Nancy M. (October 14, 1990). "Soap not Boring for Nina Arvesen". Herald-Journal. Retrieved July 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  3. ^ "Actress Recalls Her "Bermuda Love Triangle"". Bernews. April 7, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  4. ^ "Jan Arvesen 1 May 1974 Jan Arvesen Norway". 1988. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  5. ^ "jan Arvesen Kokomo Tribune, July 1, 1992 , B". Kokomo Tribune. 1992. Retrieved July 24, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  6. ^ "Nina Arvesen mother name Sidsel, pronounced "sis-sell Arvesen mother is a Norwegian actress". 1990. Retrieved August 12, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  7. ^ "Nina Arvesen brother Christian Arvesen Ref IMBD". 1990. Retrieved July 24, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  8. ^ "Cassandra Hall Rawlins, Brief Character History". 1988. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  9. ^ "Nina Arvesen Played Cassandra Hall Rawlins George Rawlins murder mystery in Bermuda , B". The Daily Gazette - Jan 19, 1990. 1990. Retrieved July 23, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)
  10. ^ Making Waves pg.104-111. Orange Coast. May 1990. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  11. ^ Prime, Alena (1995). "Nina Arvesen, the sexy superwoman". Télé Star. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  12. ^ Blau, Eleanor (October 24, 1988). "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; Soap Opera Magazines Fight For Fans' Hearts and Dollars". The New York Times. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  13. ^ "Video: Island Cleaned Up With Soap Exposure". Bernews. March 14, 2013. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  14. ^ "TV questions: Who is soap star Nina Arvesen?". The Daily Gazette. December 9, 1990. Retrieved July 12, 2019.
  15. ^ "TV Talkback Pg.TVW-12". The Blade. February 3–9, 1991. Retrieved July 12, 2019.CS1 maint: date format (link)
  16. ^ ""Santa Barbara" Episode #1.798 (TV episode 1987)". IMDb. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  17. ^ "Dragnet - Cast, Crew, Director and Awards". New York Times. 1987. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  18. ^ "Maniac Cop (1988)". IMDb. Retrieved July 25, 2012.
  19. ^ "Who Gets the Friends? (TV 1988)". IMDb. Retrieved July 24, 2012.
  20. ^ "Now You See It (TV series 1989)". IMDb. Retrieved July 26, 2012.
  21. ^ Prime, Alena (1995). "Nina Arvesen, the sexy superwoman". Télé Star. Retrieved July 20, 2012. Italic or bold markup not allowed in: |publisher= (help)

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