Vera Jordanova Biography

Vera Jordanova; photo by Randee St. Nicholas

 

Name: Vera Jordanova
Profession: Actress
Birth Date: August 28, 1975
Height: 5' 10"

Vera Jordanova was born in Helsinki, Finland to Bulgarian musicians. She traveled throughout Scandinavia with them during their tours and spent her childhood in Bulgaria, attending elementary school and living with her grandmother. Vera has one younger sister, Victoria.

Due to the political situation in Bulgaria, Vera's parents decided to relocate the family to Finland when Vera was 14. She started attending a Finnish high school for languages. Over the course of the next three years she studied Finnish, English, French and Russian, and she successfully graduated from high school.

Shortly thereafter, she was discovered by the premiere Finnish modeling agency and began to appear in national campaigns and on magazine covers. Vera went on to shoot a campaign for cosmetic giant Clarins, with renowned photographer Gilles Bensimon.

For several years, Vera pursued an international modeling career and lived in various locales such as France, Italy, Spain and South Africa. While living in Barcelona, Vera attended a contemporary art school, where she discovered her love for abstract painting, installations, and most of all, photography. During this time, Vera also started her acting career in Finland, where she appeared in a few TV series.

Vera now resides in Los Angeles, where she pursues her acting career while continuing to work as a successful model with MC2 modeling agency in New York and Miami and IMG in Paris.

She made her debut in American cinema in the horror movie "Hostel: Part II," which is directed by Eli Roth. In the film, she plays the part of Axelle, a mysterious femme fatale.

Vera also appears in acclaimed director Frank Borin's video for the band Rocco De Luca and the Burden, whose current album appears on Kiefer Sutherland's Ironworks Music label.