Linda Arsenio (born June 20, 1978) is an American actress and model from Texas. She has predominantly appeared in Indian films in various languages.
She is probably best known for her performance as Jessica Beckham in the 2006 Hindi film Kabul Express.
Arsenio was born on Galveston Island, Texas, USA, the daughter of a Salvadoran mother and a Yugoslavian father. She has two sisters and one brother,
who reside in Texas.
She studied at the Actors’ Conservatory in Dallas for 2 years, graduating with a Degree in Acting from there and continued her studies in acting in New
York. Having already experience with theatre and musicals, she went on to do professional theatre in Texas and later in New York, which then led her to
working in feature films.
She made her acting debut in an English independent film, called The Process of Creative Deception, before stepping into the Indian film industry. She has
acted in Tamil and Telugu movies. The Tamil movies are Sachein and Thotti Jaya in which she has item numbers, and she also plays a cameo in Kana
Kandaen. The Telugu movie she has acted in is Bhadra. She has a forthcoming movie called Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.
Her first Bollywood movie is Kabul Express. This movie was entirely shot in Afghanistan. She currently resides in Mumbai where she continues to be active
in Bollywood after the success of Kabul Express. She also appeared in the Bollywood movies Mumbai Salsa, and Aloo Chaat with Aftab Shivdasani.
In early 2007, she had acted in two cross-cultural Tamil telefilms, titled My Dear Father (En Iniya Thanthai) and Self Defence (Aththu Meera Aasai), both
directed by ‘Atlanta’ Ganesh.
In 2009, she acted in the Malayalam film Pazhassi Raja alongside popular South Indian actors Mammootty and Sarath Kumar. However, she received much
criticism for her role in the film (as Malabar District Sub-Collector’s young wife Dora Baber).