Julia Voth is the actress that brought the iconic Jill Valentine character to life in the 2002 Resident Evil Remake. As the face of Jill, Julia Voth is often recognized. A common thread among fans is that they have spent so many hours playing Jill Valentine that they almost feel as if they know her personally. Julia has recently been attending comic conventions in Jill Valentine Cosplay, which further blurs the lines between Julia and Jill in her fan’s eyes. So, who is Julia Voth?
Julia first moved to Los Angeles to focus on modeling, but, being in LA, she soon gravitated to acting. Julia also lived in NYC, and Tokyo for a while, during her modeling career. In fact, it was while in Japan that she auditioned for Capcom and won the role as Jill Valentine.
As Jill Valentine
Julia was recently asked why Jill Valentine has become so popular:
I think people have always felt connected to her, she's iconic, and there's a reason that after so many years she and the game live on.
Julia also said that one of the most common questions she gets is whether or not she would like to play Jill Valentine in the movie franchise or a television series spin-off. She recently answered this question during a Reddit interview:
I love that this is a common question I’m getting, means you guys would really love to see that happen. I’m totally on board, would be an incredible full circle moment.
Julia burst on the scene with her kick-ass and sexy portrayal of Trixie, a down-on-her-luck stripper, in the 2009 movie Bitch Slap, also starring Erin Cummings and America Olivo. The movie garnered a lot of acclaim at the Cannes International Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival. She then landed landed roles in Castle and fan-favorite Supernatural.
Julia stretched her creative juices further when she produced and starred in The Moleskin Diary written and directed by Zach Brown. The movie is currently in post-production with an anticipated release in 2016.
Julia is currently filming a secret project titled Injustice For All. She cannot release too many details, but in a Pointless podcast recently revealed to host Kevin Pereira:
I did a teaser-trailer for a fan film…I can’t really say what world it’s in. It’s comic book based. It’s going to be really good special effects and dark and gritty.
Julia is a self-proclaimed nerd, having grown up as a big Star Trek and Star Wars fan. We covered her Jill Valentine Cosplay, but she also plans to do more Cosplay at future comic conventions. And, as both an actress and a sci-fi fan, she is a huge fan of Sigourney Weaver, the Queen of Sci-fi, and her entire body of work.
She is also an avid gamer, with Fallout 4 and, of course, Resident Evil, being some of her favorites.
My personal favorite Julia Voth quote:
The Umbrella Corporation are dicks.
Camilla studied acting at the New York Film Academy before landing roles in several television shows like True Blood and Californication. She landed a role in the 2011 Lifetime movie William and Kate. Originally cast in a guest star role on ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy, her portrayal quickly turned that into a series regular role. She can also be seen in the upcoming Paco Arango movie The Healer.
As Lara Croft
Camilla did not know that she was auditioning for the role of Lara Croft. While doing her audition prep for what she thought was for the role of "Sara" in a project called Krypted, she felt the character reminded her of Lara Croft so she wore boots and shorts to the audition. It worked. She won the role.
When asked in an interview by Complex about playing such an iconic sex symbol, Camilla said:
I think the sexiest thing about Lara is really her drive and her ambition and her courage. I think those characteristics make someone extremely sexy. So of course it's amazing to play her.
Camilla grew up with brothers and would steal the controller to play Tomb Raider.
In addition to her role as Lara Croft, Camilla served as the voice of Supergirl/Construct in the 2015 video game Infinite Crisis.