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Natalie Brown: Five facts on the Skins star

The Canadian starlet who you may recognize from those Baileys commercials, among other high-profile gigs has landed the leading role in this year's Irvine Welsch's Ecstasy

Alvaro Goveia

Age: 37

Hometown: Timmins, Ont.

You know her from: Her early roles in the Hollywood blockbusters How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days and Dawn of the Dead, and in Baileys commercials, which gave her the chops to snag the part of leading lady Sophie on the eponymous CBC comedy.

Why she’s hot: She stars in this year’s Irvine Welsh’s Ecstasy, the filmfest-ready adaptation of a novella by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh. And she has a recurring role on Skins, the much-anticipated American remake of the popular U.K. series.

Bad advice: “‘Demand respect.’ Uh-uh — you gots to earn it!”

Shower serenade: “I like to sing ‘Summertime’ by Ella Fitzgerald in the shower . . . except I never get the words right.”

Globe-trotting goal: “Southern Italy — my ancestors’ homeland!”

Guilty pleasure: “Paper towels and dark chocolate. Except I don’t feel guilty about the chocolate — I prescribe it!”

Get this look: Star pendant necklace, $635, Tiffany.com. Silver bangle, $455, Tiffany.com. Red bracelet, $160, Winners.ca. Jeans, $192, Fidelitydenim.com. Ippolita Ring, $270, Holtrenfrew.com. BCBGMaxazria cami, $34, Bcbg.com. Alexander Wang tank top, $80, Holtrenfrew.com.

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