Rhona Mitra was born on the 9th of August 1976, to Nora and Anthony Mitra, in Paddington, Central London. After a difficult childhood at several boarding schools and a busy nightlife involving partying and drugs in her late teens, Rhona enrolled in drama school for a year, determined…more
Rhona was born on Singapore's National Day (Independence Day, 9 August 1965)
Her dialogue in the movie Croupier was dubbed over by an Australian actress. The reason is unknown.
As of 2006, she lives in a beach house near Venice Beach, California.
She moved from her native London to Los Angeles in 2000.
She is good friends with musician John Mayer.
She left Boston Legal at the start of its second season.
Her favorite holiday is Halloween.
She owns a '66 Dodge Dart convertible, which she calls Diana.
She is a huge fan of the Star Wars movies. One of her main acting ambitions is to star in a sci-fi blockbuster.
Her father (Antony Mitra) is a plastic surgeon and her mother (Nora Downey) is a caterer.
She owns a bulldog named Oscar.
She had breast implants in order to make herself a more convincing Lara Croft, who she was modelling as at the time.
She made an audition for the role of Lara Croft.
She is 5' 8" (1.73 m) tall
Rhona's father is a renowned cosmetic surgeon, and at the time of her breast implant surgery, there was some speculation over whether or not it had been performed by her father.
In 1984, Rhona's parents divorced.
Rhona was raised as a Roman Catholic.
Rhona's mother is Irish Catholic and her father is of half-Bengali Indian and half-English descent.
Rhona is the daughter of Nora and Anthony Mitra.
She attended Roedean, an all-girls school in Brighton, East Sussex, but was expelled.
Rhona: (about Rob Lowe) I used to have pictures of him in my locker at school and, you have to understand, I was in an all-girls school which was a convent, with nuns. We weren't allowed to have many things, but one was pictures of men, specially handsome ones like Rob Lowe!
Rhona: (Speaking of her Indo-Irish heritage) It's a confusing heritage. I never know if I want to be running across the fields with no clothes on or sitting in the pub drinking Guinness.
Rhona: (On her phobias) Wind chimes. It's the whole nails-on-a-chalkboard thing.
Rhona (On her biggest assets) My absolute ability to walk into most situations feeling that whatever the outcome, it's fine. You go into everything headfirst, and even if it's not the path you expected, you feel it was still the right choice.
Rhona: It's okay to be a chick. I don't have to play by boys' rules all the time.
James Spader: (On Rhona) Besides being soft, warm and sexy, she's got a naughty mind and a filthy mouth. And she's always enthusiastic about getting into mischief.
Rhona: (On Lara Croft) She was an amazingly strong character. She was out there climbing mountains and traveling all over the world. In my own life I was rock-climbing and skydiving, so I thought, "does it get any better than this?"
Rhona: Living by the beach, I don't have to go to the gym as much. I can just ride my bike, rollerblade - anything to avoid the gym!
Rhona Mitra: Men get jealous of me traveling - they don't understand that just because I disappear on my own doesn't mean I'm going to shag someone else.
Rhona Mitra: I can't sit still. That's why I'm very difficult in a relationship.
Rhona: I was kicked out for taking a sixth-former's car and driving it down to the local boys' school. I was only 14. I left stuffing under my bedsheets but one of my friends told on me and the headmistress tracked me down. They put me in this room with bars on the windows to punish me. I was stuck in there for a whole week with just a rosary for comfort, having my dinner brought in on trays. The only time I got out was to say confession to the school priest. After that, they booted me out.