The Harry Potter Series was something that was highly followed thanks to the success of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books from which it was adapted. Because of this, many young actors became famous, one of whom is Scarlett Byrne who played Pansy Parkinson in the series. Scarlett is an actress who apart from the Harry Potter series has played roles in a number of TV series such as The Vampire Diaries and Falling Skies. Find out below who she is, her mother and how much she has earned over the years pursuing her acting career in addition to other facts we have gathered about her.
Biography – Who is Scarlett Byrne?
On 6th October 1990, the English actress was born Scarlett Hannah Byrne in Hammersmith, London. Unfortunately, there is not so much that is known about the personal life and education of the actress which happens to be lost in her professional life, something that is easy to understand considering the fact that she started acting quite early.
Scarlett first began acting in 2005 when she appeared in the short film CryBaby. The next role she got was as Chloe Daniels in an episode of Doctors in 2008. For the role of Pansy Parkinson which she got in 2009, the actress initially auditioned for Luna Lovegood but later settled for Pansy. In fact, Scarlett Byrne never thought getting a role in Harry Potter was any possible. Nonetheless, she still ended with the role and played in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010), and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011).
In 2012, she got a role in the TV film, Lake Placid: The Final Chapter while from 2014 to 2015, she played the main role of Alexis Glass-Mason in Falling Skies, then Jennifer Taylor in Sorority Murder (2015). Scarlett Byrne was Nora Hildegard in The Vampire Diaries from 2015 to 2016 and then she appeared in Mary + Jane as Lacey in 2016. In 2017, she had the main role of Lisa in Skybound.
Family – Her Mother, Boyfriend
Among the things known about Scarlett Byrne, her mom is not one. She has not made any statement about her in the past except for a tweet that she made about her on mother’s day in which she wished her a happy mother’s day and stated that she missed and loved her. More so, there is also nothing that is known about the siblings of the English actress or even if she has any in her family.
In 2014, the former Harry Potter cast member was revealed to be dating Playboy heir Cooper Hefner who is the son of the founder and editor-in-chief of Playboy, Hugh Hefner.
By 2015, the younger Hefner had flown with his grandmother to seek the permission of Scarlett Byrne’s father to engage her. Both the Playboy heir and the actress took to their social media to celebrate their engagement while the elder Hefner also took to his Twitter to congratulate and send his love to the couple.
In the same year, Byrne revealed that she had no problem with nudity, although she stated that she was not going to pose for Playboy any time soon. In February 2017, she then posed nude for the magazine as she wrote an essay for it entitled The Feminist Mystique.
Inasmuch as many men may have a problem with their women posing nude, Hefner who was the magazine’s Chief Creative Officer and the son of Hugh Hefner and Kimberley Conrad, a former Playmate of the Year who had also posed nude for the magazine said he had no problem with it because he believed there was nothing weird about sex until people start making it seem weird.
On her part, Scarlett revealed that she decided to pose nude to support her fiancé on one hand, and on the other, change the narratives on how women are viewed while also trying to add her voice for equality between men and women based on her opinion on the argument of how the society diminishes the female intellect and denying them ownership of their sexuality.
Even though Byrne and Hefner have remained very close since their engagement, they are still yet to announce the date of their wedding.
When it comes to her net worth, even though the actress is fortunate to have played roles in some very important film productions and even given the major roles in some, she has not appeared in a good number over the years. With that said, the net worth of Scarlett Byrne is still not known although there is no reason to believe she is not doing well for herself.
On his part, her fiance, Cooper Hefner, has a net worth that is estimated to be in millions considering that he inherited his father’s $43 million worth estate.