Natasha Henstridge, 43, is a Canadian actress and fashion model who rose to prominence in the 1990’s with her debut movie role as the genetically engineered human-alien hybrid Sil in the science-fiction thriller Species, Species II and Species III. Pursued by a team of experts who band together to stop her before she multiplies, Sil embarks on a killing spree while also discovering her powerful instinct to mate. Species was an instant hit, making $113 million at the domestic office.
Other notable on-screen film roles for Henstridge include The Whole Nine Yards, The Whole Ten Yards, It Had to Be You, Ghosts of Mars, She Spies.
On television, Henstridge appeared on the show Eli Stone, and the Canadian miniseries Would Be Kings. For her role in Would Be Kings, Henstridge won the Gemini Award for best actress.
Her most recent role is as Dawn Chamberlain on the TV series The Secret Circle.
In November 2017, Henstridge accused Hollywood filmmaker Brett Ratner of sexual harassment. According to the Los Angeles Times report, Henstridge, who was 19 at the time of the alleged incident, said Ratner “strong-armed me in a real way” and “physically forced himself on me”.
via LA Times:
Natasha Henstridge was watching a movie on Brett Ratner’s couch when she fell asleep. She was a 19-year-old fashion model; he was an up-and-coming music video director in his early 20s. They had been hanging out in front of the TV with friends at his New York apartment.
But when Henstridge woke up, the others had left. She was alone with Ratner. She got up to leave, Henstridge said, but he blocked the doorway with his body and wouldn’t budge. He began touching himself, she said, then forced her to perform oral sex.
“He strong-armed me in a real way. He physically forced himself on me,” she said. “At some point, I gave in and he did his thing.”
In the LA Times report, Henstridge and five other women, including Olivia Munn, accused Ratner of a range of sexual harassment and misconduct.