Estella Dawn Warren (born December 23, 1978) is a Canadian actress, former fashion model, and a former synchronized swimmer. During her swimming career she was a member of the National Canadian Team and won 3 national titles. Estella Warren was discovered by George Gallier, the owner of American Model Management, in 1994 when she was a synchronized swimmer living in Ontario. George Gallier believed in her modelling potential and brought her to New York to shoot some photo tests; during that time Gallier introduced her to fashion photographer Ellen Von Unwerth, who immediately saw Estella's unique looks and booked her for a photo shoot for Italian Vogue. Her international modelling career and recognition worldwide was set after she shot the Cacharel fragrance campaign "Eau d'Eden" with French photographer director Jean Paul Goude, then followed the Chanel 5 campaign with director Luc Besson, all while she was managed by George Gallier. Her work in modelling is known through publications such as Sports Illustrated as well as working for campaigns for such brands as Perry Ellis and Victoria's Secret. She is also known for her acting roles in such films as the 2001 re-adapted film Planet of the Apes as well as television roles in Law & Order, a Law & Order: Special Victims Unit and Beauty and the Beast (2009 film).Estella Warren was born in Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, to Esther, an elementary school headmistress, and Don Warren, a used car dealer. She is the youngest of three daughters.