Saturday 18 August 2018

Irish actress Caitriona Balfe sizzles in red jumpsuit at A-list Elle in Hollywood event

Actress Caitriona Balfe attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends ELLE's Annual Women in Television Celebration
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Actor Sam Heughan (L) and actress Caitriona Balfe attend The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Caitriona Balfe during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Caitriona Balfe
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 23: Actress Caitriona Balfe attends a screening of Summit Entertainment's "Now You See Me" at ArcLight Hollywood on May 23, 2013 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
Caitriona for Victoria's Secret
Caitlin McBride

Caitlin McBride

Irish model turned actress Caitriona Balfe is on the fast track to A-list status.

The Monaghan native is a retired supermodel, who was arguably Ireland's most successful catwalk export, before hanging up her high heels for television.

And after landing the lead role on cult series Outlander, her star continues to soar.

Read more: 'Outlander' actress Caitriona Balfe: 'Filming starts spectacularly early - sometimes 4.30am'

Actress Caitriona Balfe attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live
Actress Caitriona Balfe attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live

After partying at the People's Choice Awards last week and the Golden Globes on Sunday night, she mingled with some of Hollywood's most famous faces in television at Elle's Annual Women in Television Celebration.

TV host Cat Deeley, Girls star Lena Dunham, Jenna Dewan-Taytum, Jaime King, Julie Bowen and Amanda Peet were some of the celebrities in attendance at the invite only event at Sunset Tower.

Balfe has recently revealed the die-hard fans of the Outlander book series are on par with tw0hards.

Fans of the romantic novel series expressed their delight at Balfe's casting as heroine Claire Beauchamp, a WWII British Army nurse who time-travels back to the Scottish highlands in the 18th century, where she lands in the middle of a battle zone and falls for a clansman warrior, played by newcomer Sam Heughan.

A scene from Outlander.
A scene from Outlander.

"I didn't realise how many books had sold and how die-hard the fans were. It's amazing that everyone was so welcoming when I got the job.

"And the story is captivating. It's leading up to the war between the Highlanders and the British Redcoats but seen through the eyes of a modern woman."

Caitriona Balfe during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
Caitriona Balfe during 8th Annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show - Runway at The New York State Armory in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)

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