Sienna Tiggy Guillory born 16 March 1975 is an English actress, and a former model. She is well known for playing the title role in the TV miniseries, Helen of Troy. She is also well known for her portrayal of Jill Valentine in the science fiction action horror film Resident Evil: Apocalypse and as elf princess Arya Dröttningu in fantasy-adventure film, Eragon, based on the novel by Christopher Paolini. She resumed her role as Jill Valentine in the action horror film Resident Evil: Afterlife in 2010.
* 1 Personal life
o 1.1 Early life and family
o 1.2 Relationships
o 1.3 Interests
* 2 Career
o 2.1 Modelling
o 2.2 Acting
* 3 Media
o 3.1 Charity
* 4 Filmography
* 5 References
* 6 External links
Early life and family
Born in Kettering, Northamptonshire, England, Guillory is the daughter of the American folk guitarist Isaac Guillory and his first wife, English model Tina Thompson, whom he married in 1973. Isaac Guillory was of Jewish heritageand born at the Guantanamo naval base in Cuba.
Her parents moved to Fulham, London when Guillory was two, then later to Norfolk when she was eleven. At the age of ten, she went to stay with cousins in Mexico to learn Spanish. She has a half-brother named Jace, whom her father had adopted and with whom she shares the same mother. Her parents divorced in 1990 when she was fourteen and in 1993 her father married Vickie McMillan, which resulted in a much younger half-sister and half-brother, Ellie and Jacob. Guillory attended Gresham's School in Holt, Norfolk, where she took part in numerous school productions. She was later expelled from the school for stealing.
Guillory has been an equestrian since the age of two. At fourteen, she was given a horse, which she named The Night Porter, or "Porty", after the film The Night Porter; Guillory was a fan of its leading actress Charlotte Rampling. She still often rides horses with her mother.
In 1995, a few years after separating from Guillory's father, her mother, Tina, established her own business, 'The Carrier Company', designing and making country clothes, which she still runs from a 17th century farmhouse at Wighton in Norfolk.
In December 2000, Guillory's father died of cancer at the age of fifty-three. When diagnosed, doctors told him he had had the cancer for six years. About her father's health, she has explained that the cancer was supposedly brought on when Isaac was performing in Wales shortly after the nuclear incident at Chernobyl. After his show, Isaac Guillory wore a jacket soaked in rain from the Welsh location for a five-hour drive. He learned afterwards that the rain contained fallout from the incident. Isaac's cancer was on his back and shoulders, where he believed the rain had caused it.
Guillory began dating fellow actor Nick Moran in 1997. The couple broke up after three years in 2000. Later that year, she began dating Enzo Cilenti. Cilenti and Guillory married in 2002, and during the ceremony Guillory wore her grandmother's wedding dress.They resided in Los Angeles and London, but in 2007, the couple settled in Los Angeles. In October 2010, her appearance at "The Breast Cancer Charities of America" event confirmed her pregnancy of twins.
Guillory and her husband are ex-smokers. She is interested in homoeopathy and natural remedies, saying that when she was a child her mother worked at a health food shop and was hesitant to give antibiotics Guillory is also a fan of acupuncture. She goes to The Joint Gym on Hollywood Boulevard. She also enjoys Latin and Japanese cuisine and eats at a variety of restaurants in the Los Angeles area.
Guillory describes herself as eclectic and a "magpie" dresser. She is a fan of the fashion line Moschino, but is not keen on what she describes as "fashion jeans".
Guillory has said that outside acting she "really enjoy[s] writing. Much more than other people enjoy reading it.She has also claimed that the novels Jonathan Livingston Seagull, The Man Who Planted Trees and The Master and Margarita, have played large roles in her life.
In 1997, Guillory accompanied a ballerina friend to the London modelling agency Select and was soon signed. She modelled solely to support her acting career. As a model, she worked in campaigns for Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, Burberry, and Paul Smith and appeared on the covers of British, German and Italian Vogue, among other fashion magazines. In 1999, she became the face of the Hugo Boss fragrance campaign, succeeding model Karen Ferrari and continuing the campaign for three years. modelling for a few years, Guillory returned her focus to acting in 2000. She is signed to Independent Models in London.