Natalia Ortonowska is an actress, fashion stylist, model and filmmaker. Born in New York to Polish immigrants, she was raised in Poland as a child, until settling in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her family. A dancer for fourteen years, she quickly turned to acting and by the age of 13, she began participating in local theater productions and improv classes. Over the years, her love for the homeland and Europe continued to develop, leading her to the American University of Rome where she studied film and digital media, as well as acting in various film study courses.
After completing her undergraduate program, she returned to New York and studied at the William Esper Acting Studio under Bruce McCarty and David Newer. She is known for King of Wishful Thinking, directed by Mollie Fitzgerald, Legacy, la Herencia by award winning director Jose Andre Sibaja; Crossroads Of America, directed by Gabrielle Muller and written by Lara Hemingway; and The Hook Up, directed by Alice Millar. Her work as a stylist can be seen from Vogue Magazine to look-book music videos and films. Since 2012, her interest in photography and graphic design continues to grow, providing clients with premium portraits, editorial and product images. Natalia has also provided original content ideas for luxury brands and fashion brand ambassadors across media platforms.
Natalia is also an active philanthropist. Her greatest passion is volunteering at horseback riding camps to enhance the lives of individuals with disabilities and challenges through equine activities.