Elisabeth Marie Haydon, better known as Lisa Haydon (मराठी: लिसा हेडन) is an Indian model turned actress.
Lisa Haydon was born as Elisabeth Marie Haydon on 17 June 1986 in Chennai, India to a Malayalee father and an Australian mother. Her sister is model Mallika Haydon. Lisa lived in Australia and United States before moving back to India in 2007 to pursue modelling.
She was spotted by Anil Kapoor in a coffee shop and soon her agent received a phone call for a role in the movie Aisha. The movie was loosely based on the Jane Austen novel Emma and its Hollywood adaptation Clueless, and she was offered to play role of Aarti Menon, a New-York returned, white-collared, corporate yuppie. After signing the movie, she went to New York City for three months to learn method acting and also received classes on diction in Mumbai.
In 2014, Haydon appeared in the coming-of-age dramedy Queen alongside Kangana Ranaut. She played Vijayalakshmi, a single mother who has a child out of wedlock. Haydon's performance was extensively praised by critics; Devesh Sharma wrote that she "gives a class act", whilst Rajeev Masand said that she "Lisa Haydon is a complete revelation in the role of Rani's bohemian Parisian pal, investing the character with both sultriness and genuine affection." The film earned unanimous critical acclaim and was also a box office hit. She is currently filming for Shaukeen, a remake of the 1982 film of the same name.
Haydon is a trained Bharatnatyam dancer and has also trained with Shiamak Davar for five years.