This beautiful celebrity came from a family of performing artists, born in the harbor town of Dana Point, California. Her mother was a local ballet dancer while her father was an actor. With such talented parents, it is no wonder that Melinda Clarke also received the acting gene.
Her famous father was an original cast member of NBC soap opera, Days of Our Lives. The man acted in the show for nearly 40 years. His retirement at age 73 ended his decades-long appearance.
It was the hot actress’ television debut, playing a supporting role as Faith Taylor for 17 episodes. It took several years before Melinda Clarke bagged the protagonist character, and it happened on the fantasy-drama Heaven Help Us. Unfortunately, the show only ran for one season.
The stunning celebrity had guest appearances on other TV shows like Strange Luck, Nash Bridges, Seinfeld, and Sliders. As the Amazonian queen Velasca on Xena: Warrior Princess, the actress wore a revealing costume that highlighted her impressive boobs. Men, fooled by her gorgeous looks, found out too late that she could kick some major ass.
Her next leading role was in the action series, Soldier of Fortune, Inc. Produced by the legendary Jerry Bruckheimer, the show ran for two seasons.
One of her most notable characters to date is Julie Cooper in The OC. Melinda Clarke portrayed the selfish and shallow housewife throughout all four seasons. However, her personality eventually developed into a hardworking survivor. The series generally received favorable reviews and numerous wins throughout its four-year run.
In 2010, the stunning actress took a break from drama to star in the spy thriller, Nikita. Her character was a master of mental manipulation and took great lengths in psychologically torturing her captives. It was refreshing to see Melinda Clarke as a femme fatale, and she undoubtedly nailed the part with her exotic beauty and superb acting skills.