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Julie Estelle

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Occupation  Actress, model
Role  Actress
Years active  2005–present
Siblings  Cathy Sharon

Religion  Catholic
Nephews  Jacob Gabriel Kusuma
Name  Julie Estelle
Nieces  Carla Kusuma
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Full Name  Julie Estelle Gasnier
Born  January 4, 1989 (age 26) (1989-01-04) Jakarta, Indonesia
Parents  Thiery Gasnier, Hilda Limbara
Movies  The Raid 2, Filosofi Kopi, Kuntilanak, Macabre, Alexandria
Similar People  Cathy Sharon, Iko Uwais, Gareth Evans, Arifin Putra, Chico Jericho

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Julie Estelle Gasnier (born January 4, 1989), better known as Julie Estelle, is an Indonesian actress and model of French-Chinese-American descent. Her first leading role in 2005 at the age of 15 was in the drama Alexandria, followed by the horror film Kuntilanak in 2006 (known as The Chanting in English), and two sequels in 2007 and 2008. Although she previously said she would not make another horror film, she took a role in horror movie Rumah Dara in early 2010, and the movie was a huge hit. Internationally, she is best known for her roles as Ladya in Macabre (2009) and Hammer Girl in The Raid 2 (2014).


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Early life

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Julie Estelle was born on January 4, 1989, in Jakarta, Indonesia, the daughter of Thierry Gasnier, a French-American, and Hilda Limbara, a Chinese-Indonesian. She is the second of three children. Her older sister is Cathy Sharon, a TV host and actress, and her younger sister is Charlotte Christie, a businesswoman. Estelle attended Lycee International Francais de Jakarta, an International French school in Jakarta, and graduated from high school in June 2007.


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Estelle began to be known since playing in the movie Alexandria (2005) which is also her first film. Through this film, Estelle was nominated as the "Most Favorite Rising Star" for MTV Indonesia Awards and won it. She also starred in Dealova, Kuntilanak, and Selamanya. In addition to being a model she also has appeared in several Indonesian music videos.

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Estelle joined Gareth Evans' Berandal, the sequel of 2012 hit The Raid: Redemption as Hammer Girl, a female fighter proficient in Silat harimau. Gareth Evans was impressed with her acting during the casting test and decided to choose her in spite of her lack of martial arts background. For the role of Hammer Girl, she trained in pencak silat under Yayan Ruhian who is also the co-choreographer of the film.

Personal life

She had a relationship with Indonesian racer Moreno Suprapto but broke up with him in 2008. She was featured on the cover of Playboy Magazine's Indonesian edition in July 2006 right after she had turned 17.


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