Yvonne Nelson (born 12 November 1985) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer, entrepreneur and former Miss Ghana contestant. Yvonne Nelson has starred in several movies including House of Gold (2013) and Any Other Monday.
Nelson is from Cape Coast but she was born in Accra. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She had her tertiary education at Central University College, where she did a degree course in Human Resource Management.
In the Miss Ghana 2005 Beauty Pageant, she won the Best Talent award by performing an original rap song. She also won “Miss Photogenic” and two other awards.
With the exposure from the beauty pageant, she won a two-year contract as face of Maxim Cosmetics, and landed a role in the TV series Fortune Island, where her acting career began. Her first lead role was the title character in the movie Princess Tyra. She shot about five more movies and then went to Nigeria to shoot her first collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji in 2007, which launched her career in Nollywood. Since then, she has filmed close to a hundred movies in Nigeria, Ghana, and Ivory Coast.
Nelson produced her first movie, The Price, in 2011, followed by Single And Married the next year. The latter won Best Picture at the Ghana Movie Awards and Best Ghanaian Movie in Nigeria at the 2013 City People Awards.
She followed these up with House of Gold in 2013.