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Rachel Skarsten (born April 23, 1985) is a Canadian actress. She portrays Elizabeth I on Reign.

Life & Career[]

Rachel grew up in Toronto with a Canadian mother and a Norwegian father. She was a dancer for The Royal Academy of Dancing but due to an injured ankle she had to give it up and moved on to ice-hockey. She played at the highest level of competitive female hockey as a goalie for the Leaside Wildcats in Toronto. She got into the show business because she was seen singing on her father's memorial where an agent spotted her and asked her to make an audition for cereals. One of her first roles on screen was in Virginia's Run (2002). She is most known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey and Tamsin in Lost Girl.



Year Title Role Notes
2002 Virginia's Run Caroline Lofton
2003 Fear of the Dark Heather Fontaine
2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Eve
2007 American Pie Presents Beta House Sharon Video
2011 Servitude Alex
2012 Two Hands to Mouth Leah Whitefield
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Andrea


Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Famous Jett Jackson Mickey Twitty Episode: "Vootle-Muck-a-Heey"
1998–1999 Little Men Elizabeth "Bess" Lawrence 24 episodes
1999 Justice Actress TV movie
2000 Angels in the Infield Brigitte TV movie
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Julie Adams Episode: "Curveball"
2001 Jewel Raylene Hilburn (age 14) TV movie
2001 Screech Owls Suki Sutherland Episode: "A Star Is Gone"
2002 POV Sports on CBC Science of Sports Host TV series
2002 Tracker Jamie Swenson / Lontoria Episode: "The Miracle"
2002–2003 Birds of Prey Dinah Lance 13 episodes
2003 Missing Brittney Moore Episode: "Basic Training"
2005 Category 7: The End of the World Lyra Duffy TV movie
2010 Made... The Movie Andi TV movie
2011 Awakening Leila TV movie
2011 Flashpoint Natalie Braddock 4 episodes
2011–2012 The Listener Elyse 3 episodes
2012 The L.A. Complex Roxanne 3 episodes
2012 Transporter: The Series Delia Episode: "The General's Daughter"
2012 Beauty & the Beast Brooke Episodes: "Worth" and "Bridesmaid Up!"
2013–present Lost Girl Tamsin 16 episodes (recurring character seasons 3–5)
2014 In My Dreams Jessa TV film
2015-2017 Reign Elizabeth I


Rachel Skarsten has a photo and video gallery.


  • Is fluent in Norwegian.