Actress and model.
Has one sister, Tanya, who is 16 years her senior.
Grew up on her parents' fruit farm in Upstate New York.
Ranked #3 on Maxim magazine's Hot 100 Women of 2003 list, behind only Shania Twain and Christina Aguilera.
Put on 15 pounds of muscle for her role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003).
Took a mime class to prepare for her role in Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003). Because her "T-X" character has so few lines (and all within the first 25 minutes of the movie), she had to learn to communicate through facial expressions and body gestures.
Kristanna's ancestry is half Norwegian and half German. Kristanna's father is of three quarters Norwegian and one quarter German ancestry, while Kristanna's mother is of three quarters German and one quarter Norwegian ancestry.
Practices a form of yoga called "Bikram". She also has a black belt in the Israeli martial art Krav Maga.
Has a dog named Buster.
Some of her favorite movies are: Apocalypse Now (1979), Full Metal Jacket (1987) and The English Patient (1996).
Named #70 in FHM magazine's "100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006" supplement.
She greatly enjoys being remembered for her early work, such as: the roles of Sable O'Brien on Unhappily Ever After (1995), and of James Brolin's daughter on Pensacola: Wings of Gold (1997); and also for starring in Mortal Kombat: Conquest (1998).
She has a son, Thor Bates (b. May 2016), with her boyfriend Jonathan Bates.
Robert Patrick and Kristanna Loken both played evil terminators in Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) and Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) (respectively) and would later co-star in SWAT: Firefight (2011).
Current President and CEO of TRIO Entertainment.
Attended Armageddon Expo in Wellington in 2011.