Victoria Smurfit | Biography
Hails from one of the richest family in Ireland, Victoria Smurfit stands among the prominent Irish actresses. Spending around two decades in the Irish entertainment world, Victoria has entertained her audiences with hits, such as “The Beach”, “Bulletproof Monk” and “About a Boy” to name a few. The forty-one years actress is currently appearing on the small screen as Cruella De Vil of “Once Upon a Time”.
Born with a silver spoon on 7th of January 1974 in Dublin, Ireland to Dermot Smurfit and Caroline Smurfit, Victoria always enjoyed a lavish life. She has a brother named after her father, Dermot Smurfit. She always had interest in acting. The kin, headed by her business tycoon uncle Michael Smurfit, finances and sponsors multiple sporting events, such as the Champion Hurdle and the Smurfit European Open. The family is as well associated with prestigious University College Dublin’s Smurfit Business School. Her uncle owns one of the globe’s largest cardboard and paper makers. To hone her acting skills, after completing schooling through 2 Anglican schools, Saint Columba’s College & St. George’s School, England, she continued her theater studies at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School.
Enlightening her personal life, Victoria Smurfit is married to Douglas Baxter. Douglas Baxter is advertising executive by profession. The couple walked down the aisle on 3rd of August 2000 and is blessed with three adorable children. The couple welcomed their first baby on 2nd of November 2004. They named their baby girl, Evie Dorothy Baxter. When their first child reached around the age of two and half years, they extended their family with another child, Ridley Belle Baxter. Ridley took birth on 2nd of November, 2007. After a one and half years of their second daughter’s birth, Victoria delivered third child and first son, Flynn Alexander Baxter on 7th of November 2008. No information regarding her boyfriends or her association with any other man other than her husband is available. However the news of tension between the couple has hit the market and it has been reported that they have filed for divorce. For “The Dubliner”, Victoria pens an opinion blog, generally from her private life. Kind hearted Victoria has done lots for children’s welfare is a patron of the ‘World Vision Ireland’. Victoria is white by ethnicity. She stands 173 cm tall has athletic body.
Blue eyed, blonde beauty introduced herself to small screen audiences through the BBC sitcom “Ivanhoe” in 1997, followed by the miniseries “Berkeley Square”. However she became able to make herself well known face in the industry with 1998 series “Ballykissangel” as Orla O’Connell. Stepping onto the big screen, she played Clodagh in 2000 “The Wedding Tackle” and Weather girl in “The Beach”. That same year, she landed a role as Dr. Helen Ferryhough in series “North Square”. She as well appeared in a recurring role in “Cold Feet”. Her feature, “About a Boy” hit the theater in 2002 in which she portrayed a role of Suzie. In 2003, she played Nina in feature film “Bulletproof Monk”. That same year, she appeared as DCI Roisin Connor in “Trial & Retribution”. She has appeared in miniseries and TV series, such as “The Shell Seekers” and “The Clinic”. In 2011, she landed a guest spot as Ella Blunt on a British ITV television series “Agatha Christie’s Marple”. The series is based on the short stories and books by well known British crime novelist Agatha Christie. In 2013, she did a British-American horror drama television series “Dracula”. On the American police procedural TV series, “The Mentalist”, she appeared as Monica Giraldi. She is currently playing Cruella De Vil on American fairy tale drama sitcom “Once Upon a Time”. The net worth of Victoria Smurfit is still under wrap.
For the series “Dracula”, she learned several stunts, such as backflips, broad swords, boxing and birka knives. The hard working and dedicated actress has proved her worth with her excellent performances. She has a lot of fans who wants to know her closely. To keep connected with her fans, she has registered her account in Twitter and Facebook. To learn more about Victoria’s personal and professional life, her fans may log on to wiki or visit her websites.