Rachel Skarsten
Rachel Skarsten
Date of Birth
23 April 1985
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Rachel Skarsten is a Canadian film and television actress.


Skarsten studied ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance and visual art and cello at Claude Watson School for the Arts. Skarsten also enjoys skiing, swimming, and played goalie for a hockey team that won the Bantam Toronto City championships. She attended Queens University where she completed her BAH in English Literature and Classical History. Her family lives in Bergen, Norway, where her father grew up. She has a brother named Jonathan Skarsten. Her parents are Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten.


Rachel Skarsten played the role of Tamsin in the following episodes of Lost Girl:

She played a special role in the following episode:

Comic Cons and Fan Expos

  • Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • MCM London Comic Con (London, England, UK)
  • Denver Comic Con (Denver, CO, USA)
  • Edmonton Comic & Entertainment Expo (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)
  • Fan Expo Canada (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
  • FantasyCon (Salt Lake City, UT, USA)
  • Motor City Comic Con (Novi, MI, USA)


Official Fan Site



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 Direct to video
2011 Servitude Alex
2012 The Vow Rose
2012 Two Hands to Mouth Leah Whitefield
2015 Fifty Shades of Grey Andrea
2015 The Red Dress Patricia


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 Young Julie Adams Episode: Curveball
2001 Jewel Raylene Hilburn (age 14) TV movie
2001 Screech Owls Suki Sutherland Episode: A Star Is Gone
2002 Tracker Jamie Swenson / Lontoria  Episode: The Miracle
2002–2003 Birds of Prey Dinah Lance 14 episodes
2003 POV Sports on CBC Host Episode: Horsepower
2003 1-800-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 Flashpoint Natalie Braddock 4 episodes
2011 Awakening Leila TV movie
2011–2012 The Listener Elyse 3 episodes
2012 The L.A. Complex Roxanne 3 episodes
2012 Transporter: The Series Delia Weigert Episode: The General's Daughter 
2012 Beauty & the Beast Brooke Chandler 2 episodes
2013 Republic of Doyle Veronica Frye Episode: Hook, Line and Sinker
2013–2015  Lost Girl Tamsin 34 episodes
as Thomasina in Follow the Yellow Trick Road (5.14)
2013 Lost Girl: An Evening at the Clubhouse TV Special (Showcase)
2014 In My Dreams Jessa TV movie
2015 Reign Queen Elizabeth as of Season Three

Biography on Showcase (2013)

Rachel Skarsten (Tamsin)

Rachel Skarsten was born in Toronto to a Canadian Mother and Norwegian Father. She has one younger brother. Rachel trained with the Royal Academy of Dance for 12 years and attended Claude Watson School for the Arts from grades four-12. There she majored in visual arts and the cello.

After being discovered by an agent at a memorial for her father, she went on to be cast as a regular in shows such as Little Men before landing her "big break" as a lead in the Warner Brothers television series Birds of Prey.

After filming wrapped Skarsten left Los Angeles and returned to Canada where she completed a double degree in English Literature and Classical Studies at the prestigious Queens University in Kingston, Ontario.

Following this, she returned to acting with arcs on Flashpoint and The Listener as well as work in Canadian Independents such as Servitude and Two Hands to Mouth. Currently she has just wrapped season 3 of Lost Girl and The LA Complex.

In her spare time, Skarsten loves to participate in all things hockey. She played goalie for the Midget AA Leaside Wildcats in high school and now continues to mind the net in a local film-crew hockey league.

You can follow Skarsten on twitter @RachieSkarsten.



Rachel Skarsten (Season 5 End of LG) tweet


Lost Girl - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)24:09

Lost Girl - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)

Flicks And The City

Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten, Jay Firestone (MCM London CC 2013)11:25

Emmanuelle Vaugier, Ksenia Solo, Rachel Skarsten, Jay Firestone (MCM London CC 2013)

The MCM Buzz

Lost Girl Interview - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)20:03

Lost Girl Interview - MCM Expo London 2013 (Solo, Vaugier, Skarsten, Firestone)

Flicks And The City

Rachel Skarsten interview (Lost Girl & 50 Shades of Grey)18:35

Rachel Skarsten interview (Lost Girl & 50 Shades of Grey)

GATE Magazine

Articles and Interviews

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Rachel Skarsten – Reign
October 9, 2015. Starry Constellation Magazine

AfterEllen 2015 Hot 100
September 1, 2015. AfterEllen

Number 43: Rachel Skarsten

CW's 'Reign' Finds Its Queen Elizabeth in 'Fifty Shades of Grey' Alum
March 10, 2015. The Hollywood Reporter

LOST GIRL's Rachel Skarsten Says Final Season to Air April 9th in the US & UK
February 20, 2015. Nerdist

Rachel Skarsten talks '50 Shades of Grey', 'Lost Girl' and Suetables
February 11, 2015. The GATE

Getting Lost with Rick Howland and Rachel Skarsten
January 2015. Gay Calgary Magazine (Online)

Exclusive Interview: Lost Girl's Rachel Skarsten
December 2, 2014. The TV Watercooler

Rachel Skarsten
November 2014. Midtown Post (Post City Magazines, Inc.)

Rachel Skarsten: Lost Girl's Latest Supernatural Citizen
December 11, 2013. Reader's Digest

AfterEllen 2013 Hot 100
June 25, 2013. AfterEllen

Number 8: Rachel Skarsten

Interview: Lost Girl's Rachel Skarsten talks fandom, cast, and her return as vicious Valkyrie Tamsin
May 30, 2013. NoWhiteNoise

Playing Supernatural Characters w/Cast Members from Lost, Supernatural & Lost Girl
May 20, 2013. NYCastings



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