Alexandra Vandernoot is a Belgian actress. While having starred in a number of French films, her best-known role internationally is as Tessa Noël, Duncan MacLeod's girlfriend, in the fantasy television series Highlander: The Series. Her character was introduced in the series premier, and she appeared through the fourth episode of season 2, "The Darkness", in which her character was killed off. She later returned in the Highlander second-season finale, "Counterfeit Part Two", as a woman made-up to look like Tessa, and also in the series finale as Tessa Noël.
Vandernoot had a small part as a French television reporter in the 1994 film Pret-a-Porter. She also appeared in Le Dîner de Cons as Christine Brochant.
In 2007, she played an engineer in Ondes de choc, a mini-series produced by the French public channel France 3 retracing an accident at a chemical factory comparable to the AZF factory disaster, a chemical factory which exploded on 21 September 2001 in Toulouse, France.
In 2008, she played a role in the made-for-television movie Un vrai Papa Noël by comedian Jean-Marie Bigard.
Vandernoot has two children with Bernard Uzan.
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