If you watched television from 2010 to 2020, you may have noticed it was experiencing a retro revival! Much of the trip down nostalgia lane came about thanks to the “Lenkov-verse”. Classic ‘70s and ‘80s television shows were making a comeback on CBS. And people were digging it! Magnum P.I., MacGyver, and Hawaii Five-O all enthralled a new generation of fans, thanks to the new series co-creator, Peter M. Lenkov. While a number of actors came and went on the popular shows, it’s actress Claire Forlani that arguably had the most memorable run on Hawaii Five-O.
Ready to dive in and find out more about the beautiful English actress? Keep reading below!
Just Who is Claire Forlani?
English actress Claire Antonia Forlani was born in Twickenham, London, on December 17, 1971. The talented actress first discovered her passion for acting at the Arts Educational School in London, at the young age of 11. While studying and honing her acting talents, Forlani was also learning elegant and graceful ballet moves. She would combine her love of acting and ballet with roles in productions of The Nutcracker and Orpheus in the Underworld.
The actress’s parents, Barbara and Pier Luigi Forlani, moved with her in 1993 to America. The family settled in San Francisco, California. There they hoped the budding actress would have better access to opportunities in Hollywood. It certainly seems Claire Forlani’s parents knew what was going to be best for her and her career!
Claire Forlani is definitely a talented actress; there is no doubt about that. She has also ranked throughout the years as one of the most beautiful women in the world as well! The English beauty ranked number 51 and number 89 in 2000 and 2001 respectively in Stuff magazine’s 100 Sexiest Women list.
Talent and Beauty
That wouldn’t be the end of her beauty accolades, either! 2001 also saw Claire Forlani reach number 85 in magazine FHM’s list of 100 Sexiest Women. Not very original with those list titles! That same year, Forlani would be selected as the face of the cosmetic company L’ Oreal.
The undoubtedly beautiful and talented actress hasn’t remained on the perpetual dating scene. On June 8, 2007, Claire Forlani married Scottish actor Dougray Scott in beautiful Italy. The loving pair are still together and were blessed with son Milo Thomas Scott on December 27, 2014.
Claire Forlani’s Time on Hawaii Five-O
Claire Forlani’s time on the revisioned Hawaii Five-O was relatively short. But the actress still managed to make a lasting impression on fans. Forlani portrayed FBI profiler Alicia Brown during the show’s 7th and 8th seasons. The Five-O sought out Brown to help the team track down a deadly serial killer that was taunting them by leaving chess pieces in their victims’ mouths.
Although Forlani’s character Brown was initially hesitant to join the team, the killer made things personal for her when they kidnapped her daughter. Brown does join the team, and after a bit of adventuring and harrowing escapes, the killer’s murderous spree is brought to an end.
A Memorable Run
This new iteration of Hawaii Five-O had a successful run of 240 episodes across ten seasons. Fans were only lucky enough to enjoy Claire Forlani for a total of 6 episodes spanning seasons 7 and 8. Though the story arc was short, Forlaini’s Alicia Brown still made for captivating television.
If you have the time, it is definitely worth catching up on the Alicia Brown story arc. You can check out Claire Forlani’s complete run on Hawaii Five-O by binge-watching these six episodes: No ke ali’i wahine a me ka ‘aina, He Moho Hou, Hu a’e ke ahi lanakila a Kamaile, Hahai I Na Pilikua Nui, Kama’ oma’ o ka ‘aina huli hana, and Mohala I Ka Wai Ka Maka Oka Pua. You just have to love Hawaii Five-O’s episode titles!
Claire Forlani is One of the Lucky Ones
Claire Forlani has spoken out in the past on alleged advances made toward her by former Hollywood producer, alleged rapist, and manipulator Harvey Weinstein. Forlain claims that she escaped and dodged five separate instances of Weinstein’s unwanted advances.
The gifted actress put her past ballet training to good use, as she allegedly maneuvered her way around the disgusting advances of the repugnant ex-producer. Unfortunately, the actress says this type of behavior was none too strange to her. It had been a part of her career from the beginning. Hopefully, more and more of these bastards will be brought to light and removed from society before they can harm anyone else.
Talented, beautiful, and an air of grace, Claire Forlani is an actress that seemingly has it all. A resume most would be jealous of, Forlani has proven herself time and again to be an extremely hard-working and gifted performer. Whatever comes next for the actress is sure to be as memorable as her past brilliant work!