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Sony 4K TV Ad: Who's The Woman In the Red Dress?
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Washington, D.C. (July 23, 2013) - Editor's Note: TV's Answer Man, aka Swanni, takes your questions regarding how to best use the latest products and services in TV technology. If you have a question about TV technology, ask TV's Answer Man by sending an e-mail to

Q. I have seen that very cool Sony 4K TV commercial about 50 times now and I'm going crazy trying to figure out who's the woman in the red dress. I know she's some famous actress, but who is she?! Help! -- Paul, Venice, California.

Paul, I have received probably 15 e-mails asking that very question: Who's the girl in the red dress? The guesses have ranged from Kirsten Dunst to Nicole Kidman ( a little old, guys) to Rooney Mara (not a bad guess at all.)

But before I reveal the answer, let's take a look at her picture from the Sony 4K TV ad, which by way is beautifully photographed and evocatively orchestrated. The piece, directed by Garth Davis, shows an array of fleeting but eye-catching images, including the woman in the red dress walking on water.

And here she is:

Now, your answer. According to Sony, the actress' name is...Madeline Cooper. Yes, Madeline Cooper and, no, she's not a famous actress.

Madeline is from New Zealand, where the commercial was filmed, and she's actually a green-eyed blonde, not a dark-haired ingenue as filmed in the spot. We can't find her exact age but she appears to be in her late 20s and she has extensive experience in dance and ballet as well as work in some short films and commercials.(She had a small role in the 2005 film, Hercules.)

he has also done some music videos, including one for her fellow New Zealanders, the MC Mas band, in which her ballet skills are featured.

According to the web site,, she is 5.5 inches tall, weighs 107 pounds, has a 32 inch chest and a 24 inch waist. (More than you expected to learn, I presume.) Oh, and her dress size is 6-8. (More trivia for you.)

Madeline has also done some modeling and film production work.

To see more of the girl in the red dress, here's a video she's posted at Vimeo:

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