|Natassia Malthe, [Lina Teal, her acting
name in USA], 22, never expected to become a
model. But a trip to Hongkong changed all that
for the Malaysian-Norwegian beauty.
January 19, 1978
Norway Home Base: Los Angeles, but plans to move
to the big Apple after that (Robert de Niro is
opening a movie studio there and what better way
to further her acting career!)
Model and part-time actress. She's into
commercial, print and ramp modeling. Natassia is
a Cal Carries talent. One of the most in-demand
models in the country today, who has since done
print and TV ads for Giordano, Pantene, Axe and
Johnson's pH 5.5. She was in Disturbing Behavior
with Katie Holmes --- I start off the movie, but
get killed off, "she laughs. She completed
Lake Placid with Bridget Fonda and Bill Pullman -
"Hope, I make the final cut
She's the younger of the two daughters of Harald
Malthe, a lawyer; and Phin Malthe, a doctor. Her
only sister is Kristin Malthe, who is also a
Model Perks: She loves travelling on the
job! Modeling also allows her to afford more
studies and do what she loves most - acting.
"If I didn't get into modeling, I wouldn't
have been able to see America and pursue my
Were Not A Model
would probably be a psychologist or an
environmentalist or an actress. My interests are
still changing, so I can't say for sure."
"How do I
describe myself? I'd have to say that I'm an easy-going
and funny person. I like everyone I meet. I tend
to be a romantic and an idealist, though, and
sometimes it's frustrating because it's a vision
that's almost impossible to live up to in real
Way To Live..."
living in a way that I can remain as balanced and
joyful as possible, and always giving what is
positive to people around you."
Of Positive Energy...:
morning, when I wake up, I always make sure that
I adjust my attitude to a positive one even if
I'm feeling down."
don't have to work, I like simply being in a
white T-shirt and a pair of comfortable sweat
pants. Comfort is very important to me."
favorite colors are all shades of blue and
pastels. I like happy colors."
Lesson from Her Parents
teaching that I got from my parents was building
good work ethics. That helps me a lot in my work
Elbows With the Famous
Mark Wahlberg, the actor from the movie The
Corruptor and is known as the Rap Artist and
Calvin Klein model Marky Mark. I also had the
chance to meet the artist formerly known as
Prince briefly after his concert in Sweden. I
always thought that being a star would make life
easy, but meeting them made me realize that
famous people are real people and that they're no
different from others. Life isn't about being
rich and famous. I also realized that success
isn't easy to achieve, and that famous people
worked extremely hard to deserve the fame that
"Of all the
places in the world, Egypt, Tibet and Spain are
the countries that I want to visit someday."
Fondest Childhood Memories
think of my childhood, I remember the summer days
that we spent in the beaches of Norway."
Unusual Thing That She Has Done...
just to see a friend that I happened to miss and
staying there for just a week."
the desires of my heart and the jobs that I've
always wanted, and being in love with someone who
feels the same way about me."
to someday see myself married to my true love and
starting a big family, and at the same time still
having an artistic job."
that we should all learn to love ourselves and
forgive anyone who's ever hurt us so that we can
live a happy and contented life."
Her Dream :
To keep on modeling and doing films. "I also
want to get really healthy, and to study subjects
I'm passionate about like mystical religions,
creative writing, history, and literature."