Caitriona Balfe is an Irish actress and fashion model. Balfe was born in Monaghan, Ireland. She started modeling at the age of 19 after she was scouted by an agent while she was collecting money for charity at a local mall. She has both walked the runway and been featured in advertising campaigns for many top fashion brands, including: Dolce & Gabbana, DKNY, Gucci, Alexander McQueen, Burberry, Louis Vuitton, H&M, Marc Jacobs, Valentino, Cacharel, Roberto Cavalli, Givenchy, Hugo Boss, Prada, Armani, Dries van Noten, Calvin Klein and Chanel; she averaged 26 fashion shows per season in 2002. She has also appeared on the covers of magazines such as Vogue and Elle.