Rena Owen

22 Jul 1962


Rena Owen is a New Zealand actress in film, theatre and television. She is of Maori and Pakeha (European) descent. Owen is most well known in the lead role of Beth in the cult classic movie Once Were Warriors (1994) directed by Lee Tamahori. The role earned Owen a number of awards including Best Actress at the Montreal World Film Festival and San Diego International Film Festival. Owen has also worked with arthouse director Rolf de Heer, one of Australia's most well known directors, in the film Dance Me to My Song (1998). Owen played the role of Rix in the movie which earned her a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the AFI Awards.


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Filmography (17 titles)

(movie, 2015)
···The Last Witch Hunter
Genre: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Glaeser)
(movie, 2014)
···The Dead Lands
Genre: Action
Role: Actor
Role: Actor (as Herself)
(movie, 2014)
···The Well
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Action
Role: Actor (as Claire)
(movie, 2011)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
By: Jay Lee
Role: Actor (as Danielle)
(movie, 2009)
···Veronika Decides to Die
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Nurse Josephine)
(movie, 2008)
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Psychiatrist)
Genre: Science Fiction, Adventure, Action
Role: Actor (as Nee Alavar)
(movie, 2005)
···Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Family
Role: Actor (as 'Crazy' Norma)
(movie, 2004)
···Pear ta ma 'on maf
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Warrior Woman)
(movie, 2003)
···Nemesis Game
Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Emily Gray)
Genre: Adventure, Action, Science Fiction
Role: Actor (as Taun We (voice))
(movie, 2001)
···Soul Assassin
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Role: Actor (as Karina)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Role: Actor (as Soona Fualaau)
(movie, 1998)
···Dance Me to My Song
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Rix)
(movie, 1998)
···When Love Comes
Genre: Drama, Romance
Role: Actor (as Katie)
(movie, 1994)
···Once Were Warriors
Genre: Drama
Role: Actor (as Beth Heke)