Erica Durance
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A charming personality, Smallville alum Erica Durance, who sometimes wears too many hats has metamorphosed from just taking on-screen roles for single people to the motherhood role. Durance is a natural beauty who likes to keep things as simple as possible. She is also renowned for making it to Canada’s list of the most beautiful women yet. But more than that, the star actress who has stayed true to her roots and remained grounded has continually been ranked among the top 100 Sexiest Women in the World. Read on to explore more interesting facts about the gorgeous actress.


Erica Durance was welcomed into the world on June 21 1978, in Calgary, Canada. She is one of the three children born to Joel Durance, a truck driver and Gail Durance, a librarian. Erica and her siblings (an older brother and a sister) were all raised on a turkey farm in Three Hills, Alberta, Canada.

After high school, Erica Durance who initially trained as a classical singer, moved to British Columbia to pursue a career in acting. She had earlier caught the acting bug while featuring in plays in her local church. In order to further hone her skills, she joined Yaletown Actors Studio where she would eventually meet a coach David Palffy who later became her husband.

Durance’s acting career kicked off with background work, gradually grew to commercials and then guest-starring roles. Her first TV role was as a dancer in the 2001 thriller series Lone Gunmen. Her feature film debut came the next year in the movie The Untold.

Durance’s first breakout role came in 2004 when she was cast as Lois Lane on the popular CW television series, Smallville. Joining in season four, she starred as the sassy, street-smart teenage Lois Lane for more than 140 episodes on the long-running hit series. While playing the recurring role of young Lois Lane on Smallville, Erica knew she was on the path to fame when she began getting attention as an actress. More so, at the end of the show, Durance’s outstanding performance won her a Saturn Awards.

She also co-starred as a surgeon on the short-lived Canadian medical drama Saving Hope. Not only was Durance the lead actress on the TV series which became one of the most-watched Canadian dramas that year, but she was also the producer.

The Smallville alumna has also appeared in a number of films notably, House of the Dead, The Butterfly Effect 2 and Sophie. More so, Erica has made guest appearances on television shows such as Harry’s Law, Charlie’s Angels and Stargate SG-1.

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But more than her career, Durance’s beauty speaks volumes for her and has unsurprisingly earned her recognition in the industry. From 2007 to 2009, she was continuously ranked among the 100 Sexiest Women in the World by FHM Magazine and in 2009, 2010 and 2012, Durance also made it to BuddyTV’s 100 Sexiest Women and Stars. Again, in 2012, a special Canadian Edition Of Hello! Magazine ranked her among the country’s 50 Most Beautiful People.

Erica Durance’s Family – Husband, Children

The Canadian actress has been married twice. Durance’s first marriage was to Wesley Parker in the year 1996 but the union was shortlived as they went their separate ways barely three years later. Durance and Parker’s union produced no offspring.

However, Durance found love again in the year 2005 in the arms of actor, director and writer David Palffy who is also a Canadian but of Welsh-Hungarian descent. The duo who began dating in April 2001 and tied the knot in January 2005.

Erica Durance and husband David Palffy
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Palffy was Durance’s coach while she was studying acting at Yaletown Actors Studio. The couple welcomed their first child Lochlan William Palffy after almost a decade on February 10, 2015. Their second son Liam Jeffrey Palffy was born on December 7, the next year. Durance is also a mother to David Palffy Jr., a son from David Sr’s previous relationship. Durance and her family reside in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Net Worth

Having played two major juicy roles on the hit series Smallville and Saving Hope, as well as other minor roles, Durance has smiled home with enviable paychecks. While the exact figure of her salary is unknown, she has so far done well for herself with her net worth currently estimated at $2.5 million.


The talented and gorgeous actress is also known to have an amazing body figure. Durance who is not only beautiful but also naturally sexy stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs 56 kg. Her body measurements are bust – 35 inches, waist – 24 inches and hips – 35 inches.

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