Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1971
MarkHeavily tattooed arms
FactHad one of her teeth chipped during one of her performances after a wayward microphone stand hit her in the teeth after being inadvertently knocked over by a crowd surfing concert goer. [1995]

Bif Naked (born as Beth Torbert on June 15, 1971) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, actress, and motivational speaker. She is known for her distinctive voice and her powerful stage presence. Her self-titled debut album was released in 1996 and she has since released six more albums. She has toured extensively throughout her career and has been nominated for several awards, including a Juno Award and a MuchMusic Video Award.

Bif was born in New Delhi, India, to teenage parents who had emigrated from England. Her father was in the military and her mother was a nurse. When she was four years old, her family moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she was raised. Bif has two older sisters.

Bif was a tomboy growing up and was interested in sports and music. She played hockey and baseball, and sang in choirs and musicals. She began writing songs when she was 14 years old. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Winnipeg, where she studied journalism.

Bif’s music career began when she was discovered by a local record label while performing at a punk rock club in Winnipeg. She released her self-titled debut album in 1996 and it was an instant success. She has since released six more albums, including 2000’s I Bificus, which was nominated for a Juno Award.

Bif has toured extensively throughout her career, both as a headliner and as support for other artists. She has also appeared on television and in films, including the 2001 film The Weight of Water.

Bif is married to former professional wrestler Thomas “Zokre” Zaharias. The couple have two children together.

Bif has been open about her struggles with mental health and addiction, and is a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. She currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia.

General Info

Full NameBif Naked
Net Worth$3 million
Date Of BirthJune 15, 1971
ProfessionFilm Score Composer, Singer-songwriter, Cartoonist, Poet, Actor, Songwriter, Motivational speaker, I Love Myself Today, Spaceman, Moment of Weakness
EducationUniversity of Winnipeg, John Taylor Collegiate, I Love Myself Today, Spaceman, Moment of Weakness


ParentsKenneth Torbert, Jeanette Gibson, I Love Myself Today, Spaceman, Moment of Weakness


NominationsMuchMusic Video Award for People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist, Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year, I Love Myself Today, Spaceman, Moment of Weakness
MoviesCrossing, Is It Fall Yet?

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#Marks / Signs
1Heavily tattooed arms


1In hindsight, I think I was outrunning my marriage. We were just married prior to my being diagnosed and we didn't really know each other very well.. getting to know each other's coping skills. It probably distracted us from the reality that loomed, quite honestly. It was the captain of the high school football team with the little Ally Sheedy goth girl. It was really very 'Breakfast Club'.
2I find [turning forty]very freeing. It's probably different for men, but for women when you start getting less-self-conscious, it usually corresponds with being fucking forty. It takes us that long to get it together. I think I finally have the ability to be really honest and embrace living the artist life, saying 'This is who I really am'. Never mind cancer. I never really had a chance to experience my own cancer, partly because I thought I was outrunning it.
3Women don't like to be politically incorrect. But we already are.


1Radio DJ on a Vancouver based radio station, 99.3 The Fox [November 2003]
2Currently on tour promoting her new album SuperBeautifulMonster with Billy Idol. [August 2005]
3Touring to promote her new album, "Purge" [September 2001]
4Diagnosed with breast cancer. [2007]
5Engaged to sports writer Ian Walker. The pair wed in Vancouver on 29 September (May 2007).
6Graduated from John Taylor Collegiate and studied theatre at the University of Winnipeg.
7Is a vegetarian.
8Is the voice of Zoe, a video game character in EA Sport's game SSX Tricky (2001).
9Had one of her teeth chipped during one of her performances after a wayward microphone stand hit her in the teeth after being inadvertently knocked over by a crowd surfing concert goer. [1995]
10Owns her own recording label, "Her Royal Majesty's."
11Was born to a couple of private school teenage students in New Delhi. She was adopted by American missionaries and brought to the US. She eventually moved to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada and currently lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.




Moonlight2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Birds of Prey2002TV Series performer - 1 episode
American Psycho II: All American Girl2002Video performer: "Dawn"
SSX Tricky2001Video Game performer: "Leader"
Lunch with Charles2001performer: "Parting Glass", "Closer to You", "No Mystery at All"
Roswell2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
WCW Monday Nitro2000TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Ready to Rumble2000performer: "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Charmed2000TV Series performer - 1 episode
DariaTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Buffy the Vampire SlayerTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
The West WingTV Series performer - 1 episode, 1999 writer - 1 episode, 1999
Anywhere But Here1999performer: "Chotee" / writer: "Chotee"
Better Than Chocolate1999performer: "My Whole Life" / writer: "My Whole Life"
Universal Soldier II: Brothers in Arms1998TV Movie performer: "Spaceman" / writer: "Spaceman"
The Boys Club1996performer: "The Letter"
Whale Music1994performer: "Succulent" / writer: "Succulent"


The Cupcake Girls2012TV Series
False Creek Stories2010ShortSierra
The L Word2006TV SeriesCynthia
Cold Squad2004TV SeriesBif Naked
Essentially Naked2003Video short
Edgemont2003TV Series
SSX 32003Video GameZoe Payne (voice)
House of the Dead2003DJ
SSX Tricky2001Video GameZoe Payne (voice)
Lunch with Charles2001Natasha
Daria in 'Is It Fall Yet?'2000TV MovieAlison (voice)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1999TV SeriesLead Singer
Once a Thief1998TV SeriesNastassja Momomamet
The Boys Club1996Liquor Store Manager
Archangel1990Russian Soldier (as Biff Tolbert)


Bif Naked Bride2007Video documentary short
Essentially Naked2003Video short
We All Fall Down2000


Essentially Naked2003Video short

Music Department

The Boys Club1996featuring music by


Essentially Naked2003Video short producer


One Life No Regrets2017Documentary post-productionHerself
The Scene: An Exploration of Music in Toronto2013DocumentaryHerself
Life & Style with Zara2012TV SeriesHerself
Bif Naked Bride2007Video documentary shortHerself
Bodog Music Battle of the Bands2007TV SeriesHerself
BodogFight: USA vs. Russia2006TV MovieHerself - Guest Announcer
Video on Trial2005TV SeriesHerself
Monday Report2005TV SeriesHerself
2003 Much Music Video Music Awards2003TV SpecialHerself
Edgemont2002TV SeriesHerself - Special Appearance
Lilith on Top2001DocumentaryThemselves
The Chris Isaak Show2001TV SeriesHerself
Big Sound2001TV SeriesHerself
Trackers2000TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
Pajama Party2000TV SeriesHerself
Best Actress2000TV MovieHerself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1999TV SeriesHerself - Musical Guest
NightMan1998TV SeriesHerself - Special Appearance
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998TV SeriesHerself
1996 MuchMusic Video Music Awards1996TV SpecialHerself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Monday Report2005TV Series

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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