Natalia Gorelova was born in Khabarovsk, Russia. She showed an interest in the performing arts from an early age–particularly singing and acting. She participated in various performances as a child but became distanced from performing as a teenager when her family moved to New Zealand and she found it very challenging to adjust to the local culture. When she was only 16 years old, she moved out of her family home to find herself.
In 2001, Gorelova was attending a music festival when she was spotted by the creative director Pavement magazine. The director thought she had the face and talent for modeling and quickly introduced her to an agent. That same year, she decided to enter the world of modeling. Over the next several years her success as a model grew; she graced magazine covers, such as the covers for the Sunday Star Times and Idealog, and appeared in the pages of numerous magazines.
While Gorelova was succeeding in her modeling career, she rediscovered how much she enjoyed acting and decided to step in front of the camera.
She was cast in a television campaign for Magnum Ice Cream in 2004 and, since that first commercial campaign, has appeared in campaigns all over the world for brands such as Green Giant, Air New Zealand, Pizza Hut and Darbo Jam. It was at an audition for a television campaign that she was noticed by a casting director who asked her to audition for several films.
Her film credits include Time Machine, directed by Liam Bachler; As Above, So Below, directed by Kim Gunter; and The Most Fun You Can Have Dying, directed by Kirstin Marcon. Today Gorelova is living in California and continues to work on her modeling and acting career. She has recently finished a worldwide campaign for Double Tree Hotels and Resorts.