Saffron Henderson

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Saffron Henderson
Born (1965-09-25) September 25, 1965 (age 57)[1]
Years active1979–present
(m. 2001)
RelativesCamille Henderson (sister)

Saffron Henderson (born September 25) is a Canadian voice actress and singer who often works with Ocean Productions in numerous anime dubs.


Henderson tends to be cast as mature and flirtatious women, young boys and teenage girls, as well as foreign women and motherly figures. Her best known roles are Kid Goku and Kid Gohan in Dragon Ball and Dragon Ball Z, Shenhua in Black Lagoon, Sachiko Yagami in Death Note, Lucrezia Noin in Gundam Wing and Oxnard in Hamtaro. She's the daughter of Bill Henderson, the lead guitarist and singer of the Canadian rock band Chilliwack, and has a younger sister named Camille, who is also a singer.

Henderson has appeared in live-action work roles, (including a brief appearance in The Fly II as Veronica Quaife replacing Geena Davis who had starred in the first film),[3] the romantic comedy Cousins as Terri Costello, and Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan[4] as rocker J.J. who is killed by Jason Voorhees with her own guitar.

Henderson has also provided backing vocals on several albums, including for ex Free/Bad Company vocalist Paul Rodgers' 1999 album Electric.

In an interview with Toon Zone, Henderson said that, if she weren't an actress, she would have been a psychologist in order to help people with diabetes, from which she suffers. She mentions Peter Sellers as an influence and that she worked as a showgirl in Spain when she was seventeen.[5][6][7]

Voice roles[edit]

Singing roles[edit]

  • Rainbow Fish (backing vocals, main title)
  • The Bitsy Bears (main title)


  1. ^ Saffron Henderson at IMDb
  2. ^ The Province, May 12, 2008 - Pritchett ends up in Vancouver, FAMILY FIRST: It used to be a place he'd try to get away from - By Steve Ewen, Sports Reporter
  3. ^ Ochoa, George (2011). Deformed and Destructive Beings: The Purpose of Horror Films. McFarland. p. 97. ISBN 978-0-786-48654-0.
  4. ^ Stine, Scott Aaron (2003). The Gorehound's Guide to Splatter Films of the 1980s. McFarland. p. 129. ISBN 978-1-476-61132-7.
  5. ^ toonzone - Magical Girl: Toon Zone Talks to Saffron Henderson
  6. ^ "Animerica: Animerica Feature: Gundam Wing Voice Actors". Archived from the original on 22 January 2001. Retrieved 12 January 2022.
  7. ^ Web Archive - Henderson Interview
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v "Saffron Henderson (visual voices guide) - Behind The Voice Actors". Behind The Voice Actors. Retrieved March 31, 2017. Check mark indicates role has been confirmed using screenshots of closing credits and other reliable sources.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: postscript (link)

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