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Rachel Skarsten

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Rachel Skarsten
Born Rachel Alice Marie Skarsten
(1985-04-23) 23 April 1985 (age 35)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 1998 – present
Known for Playing Tamsin on Lost Girl

Rachel Skarsten (born 23 April 1985) is a Canadian actress best known for her role as Dinah Lance on the television series Birds of Prey. She is also known for playing the role of Tamsin in the Canadian television series Lost Girl.

She studied ballet with the Royal Academy of Dance and visual art and cello at Claude Watson School for the Arts. She enjoys skiing, swimming, and played goalie for a hockey team that won the Bantam Toronto City championships. She attended Queens University where she completed her BAH in English Literature and Classical History. She has a brother named Jonathan Skarsten. Her parents are Mary Aileen Self Skarsten and Dr. Stan Skarsten.

Role on Lost Girl

Rachel Skarsten as Tamsin

She plays the role of Tamsin, a Dark Fae who becomes Dyson's partner when Hale becomes the Ash at the beginning of the third season. She is a Valkyrie and is a fighting and weapons expert. She has strong opinions and from her first appearance in the series is at odds with Bo, holding her responsible for an attack on another Dark Fae. She hid the fact that she had been hired to find Bo by The Wanderer and came to blows with Bo and her friends, but did have a grudging respect for her. Due to events in the season finale of the Third Season, when she returned in the Fourth Season, she had been reborn into a new life, aging from childhood to adulthood in a short period of time. The end result being that this would be her final reincarnation as one of the Valkyrie.


Year Title Role Notes
2002 Virginia's Run Caroline Lofton
2003 Fear of the Dark Heather Fontaine
2007 Jack Brooks: Monster Slayer Eve
2007 American Pie Presents Beta House Sharon Video
2011 Servitude Alex
2012 The Vow Rose
2012 Two Hands to Mouth Leah Whitefield Completed
Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Famous Jett Jackson Mickey Twitty Episode: "Vootle-Muck-a-Heey"
1998-1999 Little Men Elizabeth 'Bess' Lawrence 24 episodes
1999 Justice Actress TV movie
2000 Angels in the Infield Brigitte TV movie
2000 Twice in a Lifetime Julie Adams Episode: "Curveball"
2001 Jewel Raylene Hilburn (age 14) TV movie
2001 Screech Owls Suki Sutherland Episode: "A Star Is Gone"
2002 POV Sports on CBC Science of Sports Host TV series
2002 Tracker Jamie Swenson / Lontoria Episode: "The Miracle"
2002-2003 Birds of Prey Dinah Lance 14 episodes
2003 Missing Brittney Moore Episode: "Basic Training"
2005 Category 7: The End of the World Lyra Duffy TV movie
2010 Made... The Movie Andi TV movie
2011 Awakening Leila TV movie
2011 Flashpoint Natalie Braddock 4 episodes
2011 The Listener Elyse Episode: "Jericho"
2012 The Listener Elyse Episode: "She Sells Sanctuary"
Episode: "Poisoned Minds"
2012 The L.A. Complex Roxanne 3 episodes
2012 Transporter: The Series Delia TV series, post-production
2013 Lost Girl Tamsin 12 episodes


Year Nominated work Award Result
2000 Little Men Young Artist Awards
Best Performance in a TV Series - Young Ensemble
Nominated with Trevor Blumas, Alexander Campbell, Britt Irvin and Corey Sevier


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