Noot Seear lived all over the world and traveled extensively as a fashion model before gaining recognition for a short yet notorious role in one of the most successful films of 2009. The Canadian actress scorched the screen as the sultry and statuesque vampire Heidi in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," her first Hollywood movie project. Born Renata Seear on Oct. 5, 1983 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, the future star also lived in Barbados, Guyana and New Zealand. She began modeling at the age of 13 after a talent scout discovered her at a shopping mall, and moved to New York a year later. As a teen, Seear was a highly sought-after model, landing ad campaigns with major fashion houses such as Giorgio Armani and Chanel, while also walking the runway during New York Fashion Week for designers like Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein. In 2001, the Canadian snowboard company Endeavor released a "Noot Seear" board that had the model's image printed on it.