Tabrett Bethell

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Tabrett Bethell
Born (1981-05-13) 13 May 1981 (age 41)
OccupationActress, model
Years active1997–2007 (model)
2007–present (actress)
Height172 cm (5 ft 8 in)

Tabrett Bethell (born 13 May 1981)[1][2] is an Australian film, television, and stage actress, best known for portraying the character Cara Mason in the television series Legend of the Seeker. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a fashion model from the age of 16,[1] and as a cheerleader for the National Rugby League (NRL) Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks.[3]

Acting career[edit]

After Bethell's early years as a model and cheerleader, she decided to actively pursue acting and trained at Screenwise, completing the 12 Month Intensive program in December 2007.[4] During this training she continued to model; most notably a Neill Grigg race day fascinator resembling the Harbour Bridge for a February 2007 cover of The Daily Telegraph.[5] Early acting work included starring as Amy in Campbell Graham's film Anyone You Want, and the role of Chris in Strangers Lovers Killers, released 2010.

From 2009 to 2010, Bethell filmed Legend of the Seeker, a television show based on Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth series. She portrays a Mord'Sith named Cara Mason who appeared at the end of the first season before becoming a regular in Season 2.[6] Bethell garnered a large fan following because of her portrayal of Cara Mason in Legend of the Seeker.

After Legend of the Seeker, Bethell played Beth in James Rabbitts's Australian thriller The Clinic, which was shot in Deniliquin, NSW, Australia in November 2008. In August 2010 Bethell won Best Actress at the Manhattan Film Festival for her role in Anyone You Want.[7]

In March 2011, Bethell was cast in a Warner Bros TV pilot, "Poe", as the character of Sarah Elmira Royster, Edgar Allan Poe's muse and former lover.[8] In May 2011, it was announced that ABC would not pick up the series.[9]

Tabrett Bethell made her Bollywood debut with the Hindi action thriller film Dhoom 3: Back in Action, which was released 20 December 2013. She joined Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in the third installment of the popular Dhoom series.[10] The film became the highest-grossing Bollywood film of all time in international markets.[11][12][13][14] She guest starred in Mistresses Season 2, Episode 6 ("What Do You Really Want"), as Kate. The episode aired 7 July 2014. In March 2014 she was cast in the independent short film Oren as lead. The film won two prizes at the 2015 Hollywood Reel Independent Festival Best Actress Tabrett Bethell and Best International Short Film. She was cast in 2015 as regular in Mistresses season 4 filmed in 2016.[15]

Personal information[edit]

Bethell is named after a street in Sydney, Tabrett Street, something that resulted when her parents disagreed on what to name her while still at the hospital (her mother wanted "Siobhan", and her father wanted "Murray"). Her father went for a drive, saw the name of the street, and returned to the hospital to suggest it to her mother, who said, "Yes, that's it!".[16]


Film and television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Life Support[17] Episode #1.2 (3 Sep. 2001)
2007 Mr. Right[18] Lead Video short
2007 The Swallow[19] Veronika Le'Morel, the beggar Short Film
2007 Strangers Lovers Killers[20] Chris Film
2009–2010 Legend of the Seeker Cara Mason 23 episodes
2010 The Clinic Beth Church Film
2010 Anyone You Want Amy Film
2010 Cops LAC Eve Louizos Episode: "Life is a Rodio"
2011 Poe[21] Sarah Elmira Royster Pilot
2012 Sanctuary[22] Lia Short Film
2013 Dhoom 3[23] Victoria Indian film
2014 Oren Emile Short Film
2014–2016 Mistresses Kate Davis Episode 02x06: "What Do You Really Want"
Series regular (Series 4 Episode 2–13)


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Somewhere between the Sky and the Sea[24] by Alex Broun Stephanie Short and Sweet Sydney
2012 Savage in Limbo[25]


  1. ^ a b "Head Spinner". Ralph. October 2002. p. 106. Archived from the original on 16 May 2014. This 21-year-old … with five years modeling experience.
  2. ^ "Tabrett Bethell: "This is 40!"". Instagram. Archived from the original on 25 December 2021. Retrieved 13 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Tabrett Bethell Cheerleader". 2009.
  4. ^ "A Star set to Shine". Industry Heartbeat. Screenwise. 5 December 2007.
  5. ^ "Image Details". 21 February 2007.
  6. ^ "Characters". Legend of the Seeker homepage. 2009.
  7. ^ "Best Actress". August 2010.
  8. ^ "Tabrett cast in pilot TV show: 'Poe'". March 2011.
  9. ^ "'Poe' is dead". May 2011.
  10. ^ "Tabrett Bethell to Join Aamir Khan and Katrina Kaif in Dhoom 3: Back in Action". 28 September 2012. Retrieved 21 January 2013.
  11. ^ "Top Ten Overseas Grossers 2014 - Jai Ho Tops The Charts". Box Office India. Retrieved 29 May 2014.
  12. ^ "Dhoom 3: 7th Weekend Overseas Box Office Collections". 4 February 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014.
  13. ^ "South Indian films dominate international markets!". Bollywood Hungama. Retrieved 14 January 2014.
  14. ^ "Dhoom 3 Is Highest Ever Grosser Overseas". Box Office India. Archived from the original on 13 January 2014. Retrieved 8 January 2014.
  15. ^ "Mistresses Season 4: Alyssa Milano Still Out, [Spoiler] Back as Series Regular!". 19 February 2016.
  16. ^ Hartinger, Brent (24 February 2010). "Tabrett Bethell is Not Cara (or IS She?)". Archived from the original on 26 February 2010. Well, my birthday is in May, which means I’m a Taurus.
  17. ^ "Life Support Episode #1.2 (TV episode 2001) - IMDb".
  18. ^ "Tabrett Bethell Stars In Mr Right". 2009.
  19. ^ "The Swallow - IMDb".
  20. ^ "Tabrett Bethell Bio".
  21. ^ "Tabrett Bethell Cast in Poe".
  22. ^ "Tabrett Bethell in Sanctuary".
  23. ^ "Australian actress joins Dhoom 3 cast". 28 September 2012.
  24. ^ "2008 Top 90 Seymour Centre Week 5". Short+Sweet Sydney 2008. February 2008. Archived from the original on 21 March 2012.
  25. ^ "Tabrett in Savage in Limbo8".

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