Caitriona Balfe is no stranger to fans of the hit Starz drama series, Outlander, where she portrays the time traveler, Claire Fraser. Before turning into acting, Balfe worked as a runway model for brands like Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, Oscar de la Renta and more. Apart from Outlander, Balfe has appeared in different series and movies, including The Beauty Inside, Crush and H+: The Digital Series.
Over the course of 10 years in acting and modeling, Balfe has accumulated a net worth of $4 million. Today, we bring you some lesser-known facts that you didn’t know about Balfe.
The 38 years old star can fluently speak three languages. Apart from English, she is fluent in her mother tongue, Gaelic and is a pro in French in conversational level.
Her Outlander co-star, Sam Heughan, who has a fan base called Heughligans, Balfe’s fan base call themselves “Caitriots.” The “Caitriots” also run a website called Catriotnation, where they raise money for charity.
#3. Victoria’s Secret Angel
During her modeling career, Balfe has worked with different modeling companies representing Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Max Mara, H&M and many more. In 2002, she appeared in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show as one the secret angels alongside Alessandra Ambrosio and Lindsay Frimodt.
#4. Women Of The Year
In 2012, Balfe was voted the “Women Of The Year” at BBC America’s Anglophenia Fan Favorites Tournament. Prior to that, Entertainment Weekly had named her one of its 12 Breakout Stars of 2014.
As a result of her electrifying on-screen chemistry with her co-star, Sam Heughan, the rumor of them dating sparked back in 2016. However, Balfe later addressed the rumor in a radio interview saying they have never been in a real relationship. She said, "You know, I feel very lucky, Sam and I have an amazing bond, we’re really great friends – but, you know, it’s acting." Currently, she is engaged to Tony McGill. The two dated for nearly two years before taking their relationship to another level. Often coy to talk about her relationship, Balfe went public about her engagement at 2018 Golden Globe Awards, where she flaunted the dazzling stone.