Biography

Though fashion magazine enthusiasts may recognize her as the face of Chanel No. 5, in addition to her numerous appearances on the covers such industry mainstays as Elle and Italian Vogue, and sports fanatics may drool over her revealing layout in the 2000 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, filmgoers may be scratching their heads in wonder as to where exactly toothsome beauty Estella Warren came from before she ignited the screen in the Sylvester Stallone racer Driven (2001). Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, Warren began a dedicated and successful synchronized swimming career at age eight, blasting through numerous national level victories from 1994 to 1996, and winning the sought after title of Canada's Senior Solo Champion. Gracing the catwalk at a high school fashion show, Warren was inspired to leave her aquatic career behind in favor of a more glamorous modeling career. Jetted to New York in a move that would spark the wildfire of her eventual status as Chanel No. 5 icon, Warren was soon bouncing between Rome and New York in a furious frenzy of camera flashes and commercial shoots. Her comfort in front of the camera increasing, Warren shot to number one on Maxim magazine's 100 Hot Babes List for 2000 and made the leap to the silver screen in Driven before taking a role as a primitive beauty in Tim Burton's 2001 remake of Planet of the Apes. In the years to come, Warren would remain active on screen, appearing in films like See You in September. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi