Cansu Dere (born 14 October 1980, Ankara) is a Turkish actress, model and former Miss Turkey.

Cansu Dere
Cansu Dere-smiling.jpg
Dere in 2012
Born (1980-10-14) 14 October 1980 (age 41)
Nationality Turkey
EducationIstanbul University
OccupationActress, model and presenter
Years active1998–present
Height1.76 m (5 ft 9 in)
Websitewww.cansudere.com.tr

BiographyEdit

Her family is of Turkish descent and immigrated from Greece and Bulgaria. She completed her primary and secondary education in İzmir. In 2000, she was due to represent Turkey in the Miss Universe pageant but, Cansu withdrew due to political issues between Turkey and Cyprus (Host country of the Miss Universe in 2000); Turkey had no relations with the Republic of Cyprus. She was forbidden by the Turkish Government to travel to the 2000 Miss Universe pageant in Cyprus unless she could pass through Northern Cyprus, which was then forbidden for any visitor to the Republic of Cyprus. The competition committee in Turkey made arrangements for her to travel through Athens, but the day before her departure the government refused to let her go, "for political reasons". This was the second delegate that was not allowed to represent Turkey that year.

Shortly thereafter, the former Miss Turkey started to work as a professional model. She left the Archeology Department of Istanbul University and focused on the modeling profession. Representing Turkey in all international organizations of Istanbul Textile and Apparel Exporters' Association, Cansu Dere participated in various fashion shows in Paris in 2002 and 2003 and worked with many important photographers.

In 2006-2008, she played the character of 'Sıla' in the TV series Sıla with Mehmet Akif Alakurt. In 2007, she portrayed the character of 'Defne' with Kenan İmirzalıoğlu in the movie The Last Ottoman. In 2009, she took a role in the black comedy Acı Aşk. In 2009-2011, she played the character of 'Eyşan' in the Ezel series. She played the Iranian Safavid spy 'Firuze/Huymerya' character in the Magnificent Century in 2012-2013. She played the character of 'Zeynep Güneş' in the TV series Anne with Beren Gökyıldız, who played her daughter Turna/Melek in 2016-2017. From 2020-2022, Cansu played the character of 'Asya Yılmaz' in the TV series Sadakatsiz, the Turkish adaptation of the English-made Doctor Foster series broadcast on Kanal D, in which she shared the lead role with Caner Cindoruk and Melis Sezen.

FilmographyEdit

Cinema
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Kabuslar Evi: Takip Köylü Esma Supporting role
2007 Son Osmanlı Yandım Ali Defne Leading role
2009 Acı Aşk Oya Leading role
2009 Totally Spies! Alex Turkish dubbing voice
2010 Yahşi Batı Mary Lou Supporting role
2011 El Yazısı Zeynep Leading role
2011 Behzat Ç. Seni Kalbime Gömdüm Songül Leading role
Television
Year Title Role Notes Channel
2004 Metro Palas Nazan Leading role Show TV
2005 Alacakaranlık Irmak Bozoğlu Supporting role Show TV
2005 Güz Yangını Ceylan Leading role Show TV
2007 Avrupa Yakası Bahar Guest actor ATV
2006-2008 Sıla Sıla Genco Leading role ATV
2009 Altın Kızlar Ceylan Leading role ATV
2009-2011 Ezel Eyşan Tezcan Leading role Show TV/
ATV
2012-2013 Muhteşem Yüzyıl Firuze - Hümeyra Supporting role Star TV
2016-2017 Anne Zeynep Güneş Leading role Star TV
2019 Ferhat ile Şirin Banu Karalı Leading role FOX
2020-2022 Sadakatsiz Asya Yılmaz Leading role Kanal D
Internet
Year Title Role Notes Platform
2018 Şahsiyet Nevra Elmas Leading role puhutv
2023 Siyaha Bulaşan Kadınlar Derya Leading role Disney+

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