Lisa Ray, the Indian origin actress who catapulted to international recognition through Deepa Mehta's 'Water' has been featured in the Canadian edition of ‘Hello’ magazine as one of the '50 Most Beautiful People' of the country.
The 37-year-old supermodel-turned-actress features along with Ruby Dhalla, a Canadian politician, in the list which features only two Indians, reported ‘Hello’ online. While reacting to her inclusion in the list, Lisa Ray said, "I guess I need to thank my parents for this. I am really proud to feature along with such prestigious people."
The list which was topped by country singer Shania Twain , featured renowned names like 'Complicated' singer Avril Lavigne, actor Keifer Sutherland, 'Sex and the City' star Kim Catrall and model Gabriel Aubry among others.
Lisa Ray who was born in Toronto to a Bengali Indian father and a Polish mother originally planned to study journalism but started modelling when she was spotted by an agent in India at the age of 16. Ray first came to the public attention when she appeared in an advertisement for Bombay Dyeing wearing a high-cut black swimsuit.