Tribes of Europa has enthralled fans since it released but just who is the actress playing fan-favourite character, Lord Varvara? Meet Melika Foroutan!

Tribes of Europa arrived on Netflix on February 19th and has quickly risen into the top 10 trending shows on the streaming service.

One of the main antagonists of the series is Lord Varvara and despite being the leader of the villainous Crows faction, she has become a surprise fan-favourite.

But just who plays Lord Varvara in Tribes of Europa and what do we know about the actress playing her?

Tribes of Europa | Official Trailer | Netflix

Tribes of Europa | Official Trailer | Netflix

Tribes of Europa on Netflix

Tribes of Europa landed on Netflix on February 19th, 2021.

The six-episode series is set in 2074 and tells the story of three siblings who have the power to change the fate of a fractured and dystopian Europe where the population has broken down into warring factions.

All three siblings are quickly separated and must forge their own paths in order to survive an ever more dangerous world.


Who plays Lord Varvara?

  • Lord Varvara is played by Melika Foroutan in Tribes of Europa.

The villainous character is introduced in episode 1 as the leader of the Crows, one of the most feared and aggressive factions in this divided Europe, best known for their merciless brutality, use of slaves and love of partying.

Born in 1976 in Tehran, Iran, Melika Foroutan is a German-Iranian actress who made her on-screen debut in 2000 according to IMDb.

After initially studying Philosophy, English and History in Cologne, Melika moved to Berlin’s University of Arts where she graduated in Acting in 2002

Speaking about casting Melika, who recorded her Varvara audition while on holiday in the US, Tribes of Europa’s lead writer and director, Philip Koch said: “Even then she was perfect. I fell in love in the first minute.”

Unlike most actors in the modern industry, Melika Foroutan is not active on social media sites such as Instagram.


Melika Foroutan: Films and TV

As mentioned, Melika Foroutan made her acting debut in 2000 when she appeared in an episode of the German court drama, Streit um Drei.

Since then, Melika has appeared in over 60 acting roles with her most prominent appearances coming in the 2006 film Wut (Rage), the TV series Alles über Anna, Der Fürst und das Mädchen, KDD – Kriminaldauerdienst as well as arguably her biggest role to date which came as the titular character in Pari, a Greek film which premiered at Berlin’s 70th Filmfest.

With a role in a high profile Netflix series now on her CV, we’re sure it won’t be long before Melika Foroutan is back on our screens once again.

Tribes of Europa, starring Melika Foroutan, is available to stream now on Netflix after releasing on February 19th, 2021.

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