Name: Monika Schnarre
Date of Birth: May 31, 1971
Place of Birth: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Occupation: Model, Actress
Monika Schnarre, Canadian supermodel and actress, first
came into international recognition at the age of 14
when she won the prestigious Ford Supermodel of the
World contest in 1986. She is the youngest person to
have won that honor. She began her modeling career because
of being at the right place at the right time. Ms. Schnarre
had been at a hotel with her sister and both were asked
to participate in a fashion show being held there. After
continuing to model and winning the contest in 1986,
Monika continued to model intensely for 5 years. During
that time she graced the covers of many international
Monika defied the stereotyped role of a model. She
never got into the trap that befalls many young models:
drug and alcohol use. Monika also did not drop out of
high school, but chose to go to school and graduate
with her class. She has been friendly and down-to-earth
and is still friends with some of her high school classmates
to this day.
Though Monika Schnarres modeling career was short,
she achieved many of her goals in that small amount
of time. She felt that she had reached a place where
there was very little beyond her level of success that
could be achieved. She then turned her attentions from
modeling to acting.
Ms. Schnarre has appeared in a variety of both television
series and films. Whether by accident or design, much
of that work has been in the science fiction and fantasy
genre. Her first appearance was as a model in the Friday
the 13th anthology series. More recently she appeared
as a star ship lieutenant in the series Andromeda. The
most consistent exposure she has had of late was as
the original Sorceress in the syndicated series BeastMaster.
Monika continues to work in film and television and
has completed two new movies in 2001.
Monika Schnarre is a native of Scarborough, Ontario,
Canada. Most sources list her birthday as May 31, 1971.
A few sources have indicated that it is instead May
27. According to the Silk Stalkings fan club newsletter,
Monikas favorite movie is Braveheart and favorite
actor and actress are Ed Harris and Meg Ryan. In her
free time Monika enjoys working on her cabin and crocheting,
an activity she taught Marjean Holden.