Rena Owen

Born Jul 22, 1962
  • Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter
Rena Owen is a New Zealand film, theatre and television actress. She is of Maori, Torres Strait Islander and Pakeha descent. Owen is best known in the lead role of Beth Heke in Lee Tamahori's cult 1994 film Once Were Warriors and its sequels . The role earned Owen a number of awards including Best A...

Rena Owen Stats


: Actor, Film Director, Screenwriter


: 5 ft 5 in (1.66 m)


: New Zealand

Date of Birth

: Jul 22, 1962 (56 years old)

Place of Birth

: Bay of Islands

Rena Owen Film Roles

  1. Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
    Norma "La Folle"
    Mee-Shee: The Water Giant
  2. Once Were Warriors
    Once Were Warriors
  3. What Becomes of the Broken Hearted?
  4. The Crow: Wicked Prayer
  5. The Land Has Eyes
  6. Pledge of Allegiance
    Mac's Mom
    Pledge of Allegiance
  7. When Love Comes
  8. Rain of the Children
    Rain of the Children
  9. A Beautiful Life
  10. Dance Me to My Song

Rena Owen TV Starring Roles

  1. Medivac
  2. The Straits

Rena Owen TV Guest Roles

  1. Ground State