Scarlett Byrne

Scarlett Hannah Hefner (née Byrne; born 6 October 1990[1][2]) is an English actress and model. She is best known for her roles as Pansy Parkinson in the Harry Potter series,[3][4][5][6] as Lexi in the TV series Falling Skies,[3][4][7][5][8] and also as Nora Hildegard in the TV series The Vampire Diaries.[9][10] Byrne appeared in the Marvel television series Runaways.

Scarlett Byrne
Scarlett Hannah Byrne

(1990-10-06) 6 October 1990 (age 29)
  • Actress
  • model
Years active2005–present
Known for
Cooper Hefner (m. 2019)


Byrne began her acting career in 2005 in the short film CryBaby,[5] before portraying Chloe Daniels in an episode of the British TV drama Doctors.[11]

In 2009 Byrne got the role of Pansy Parkinson in the sixth film in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,[3][4][5][6] before reprising her role in the final two films of the series.[3][4][5][6] Following the end of the Harry Potter series, she played Brittany in Lake Placid: The Final Chapter,[12] as well as appearing in several short videos written by fellow Harry Potter actor Jessie Cave for her website Pindippy.[13]

During 2013 Byrne played the role of Sarah in the short film Lashes.[14] Byrne became a regular cast member for the fourth season of the sci-fi show Falling Skies.[3][4][7][5][8] She moved to Vancouver for the filming of Falling Skies. While she departs the series at the end of season 4, Byrne reprises the role in the penultimate episode of the series, "Reunion".[15]

In 2015 she joined The Vampire Diaries as witch-vampire hybrid, heretic, Nora Hildegard.[9][10] Byrne was a major recurring character in the seventh season of the series and appeared in twelve episodes of the season. The character was then killed off in the sixteenth episode along with her fiancé Mary-Louise.[16] She also had a guest appearance role in an episode of the MTV comedy series, Mary + Jane.[17]

In 2017 Byrne played the role of Lisa in the action-thriller film Skybound, alongside Gavin Stenhouse.[18] In February 2017, Byrne posed nude for Playboy magazine.[19]

In October 2018, she joined Evanna Lynch and her partner Keo Motsepe on the trios dance in week 4 on Dancing with the Stars.[20]

In 2019, Byrne portrayed Bronwyn, a witch in Morgan le Fey’s coven in Marvel’s Runaways.

Personal lifeEdit

In August 2015, Byrne became engaged to Hugh Hefner's son, Cooper Hefner, in London.[21] In November 2019, Byrne and Hefner both announced and confirmed on their official and verified Instagram accounts that they are married.[22][23] On 10 March 2020 Scarlett announced her pregnancy via Instagram.[24]



Year Title Role Notes
2009 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Pansy Parkinson Supporting role
2010 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 Cameo
2011 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 Supporting role
2017 Skybound Lisa Lead role


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Doctors Chloe Daniels Episode: "Kiss My Asp"
2012 Lake Placid: The Final Chapter Brittany Television film
2014–2015 Falling Skies Alexis "Lexi" Glass-Mason Main role (season 4); guest role (season 5)
2015 Sorority Murder Jennifer Taylor Television film
2015–2016 The Vampire Diaries Nora Hildegard Recurring role (Season 7); 12 episodes
2016 Mary + Jane Lacey Episode: "Jenéeuary"
2019 Runaways Bronwyn Recurring role (Season 3); 5 episodes

Other workEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2005 CryBaby N/A Short film
2011 Pindippy Various Characters Web series by Jessie Cave
2013 Lashes Sarah Short film
2018 Dancing with the Stars Herself / Audience Season 27
Episode: Premier Week: Part 1
Herself / Trio Partner: Evanna & Keo Season 27
Episode: Week 4: Trio Night
2019 Stick and Poke Maggie Short film
Herself Special thanks: The Blank Theater's Young Playwrights Festival Actor's Workshop Consultant


  1. ^ "25 🎂". Twitter. 6 October 2015. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Thank you for all my birthday messages & wishes yesterday! Feeling very loved & I cant wait to…". Twitter. 7 October 2016. Archived from the original on 12 June 2017. Retrieved 12 June 2017.
  3. ^ a b c d e Manila Bulletin (19 August 2014). "Reaching for the 'Skies'". HighBeam. Manila Bulletin. Archived from the original on 6 December 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.(subscription required)
  4. ^ a b c d e Andreeva, Nellie (30 October 2013). "TNT's 'Falling Skies' & 'Dallas' Add Regulars". Deadline. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Ng, Gwendolyn (14 August 2014). "No to Playboy, yes to romance". The Straits Times. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b c "Harry Potter's Pansy actress poses in Playboy shoot". Digital Spy. 15 February 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  7. ^ a b "Falling Skies - Season 4 - Casting News - Scarlett Byrne added as Regular". SpoilerTV.
  8. ^ a b SILVERIO, BEN (4 November 2013). "'Harry Potter' Star, Scarlett Byrne, Joins 'Falling Skies' Season Four As Regular". Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  9. ^ a b Roffman, Marisa (15 July 2015). "'The Vampire Diaries' Adds Three Villains for Season 7". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  10. ^ a b MURPHY, SHAUNNA (16 October 2015). "'Vampire Diaries': Find Out What's Next For The Show's First LGBT Love Story". MTV News. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  11. ^ "Doctors > Season 10 > Episode 92 > Kiss My Asp". Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  12. ^ "Lake Placid: The Final Chapter". Netflix. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  13. ^ "Everyone!!!! Check out the new @pindippycave videos!! lots of love!! X". Twitter. 18 November 2011. Archived from the original on 9 July 2017. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Lashes - short film review". UK Film Review. 1 December 2015. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  15. ^ Carabott, Chris (25 August 2015). "Falling Skies: "Reunion" Review". IGN. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  16. ^ Heimbrod, Mimi (2 April 2016). "'The Vampire Diaries' Season 7: Fans Unhappy With Three Character Deaths?". Design & Trend. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  17. ^ Holmes, Adam (17 February 2017). "This 'Harry Potter' actress is posing in Playboy and the pictures are gorgeous". Business Insider. Retrieved 9 July 2017.
  18. ^ "'Skybound' is Campy, Entertaining Fun". 20 November 2017. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  19. ^ "Harry Potter's Scarlett Byrne Poses Nude for Playboy — See the Sexy Shots". UsMagazine. 16 February 2017.
  20. ^ Thompson, Avery (9 October 2018). "Evanna Lynch: It Was 'A Great Privilege' To Dance To 'Harry Potter' Theme On 'DWTS'". Hollywood Life. Retrieved 13 October 2018.
  21. ^ "Hugh Hefner's Son, Cooper Hefner, Engaged to Actress Scarlett Byrne". 7 August 2015.
  22. ^ Scarlet Byrne (@scarleybyrne) on Instagram Scarlett Byrne/Scarlett Hefner Official and Verified Instagram account. Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  23. ^ Cooper Hefner (@cooperhefner) on Instagram Cooper Hefner 0fficial and Verified Instagram account.Retrieved 5 November 2019.
  24. ^ "Hugh Hefner's Son Cooper and Wife Scarlett Byrne Expecting Their First Child". 10 March 2020.

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