Sandrine Claire Holt is a British-Canadian model and actress.
Holt was born Sandrine Vanessa Ho in Croydon. Her middle name was later changed to Claire. Her father, Man Shun (“Horace”) Ho, is Hong Kong-born Chinese. He was educated at the University of London, receiving a (B.Sc Physics and Applied Mathematics; M.Sc Computer Science). Her mother, Christiane (née Nicolette), is French. At age five, she and her family moved to Toronto, Canada. Holt attended St. Joseph’s Morrow Park Catholic Secondary School in Willowdale. She worked as a runway model in Paris before she became an actress. Her younger sister is model and designer Adrianne Ho.
Sandrine Holt made her feature film debut in Bruce Beresford’s epic Black Robe (1991), which earned her a Genie Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. She has starred in such films as Rapa Nui (1994), Dance Me Outside (1994) and Pocahontas: The Legend (1995). In addition, she co-starred with Jennifer Garner, Buck Henry and Amanda Peet in 1999 (1997), Giovanni Veronesi’s Il mio West (1998) starring David Bowie and Harvey Keitel, Loving Jezebel (1999), Fast Food Fast Women (2000), The Mission (1994) and Century Hotel (2001). Most recently she appeared in Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004) with Milla Jovovich and Oded Fehr, and Happy Hour (2003) with Anthony LaPaglia and Eric Stoltz. Her television credits include the lead role in the John Woo series Once a Thief (1996) and guest appearances on New York Undercover (1994).
Holt was married to rock producer/engineer Travis Huff but later divorced.