Serenay Sarıkaya (Turkish pronunciation: [seɾeˌnaj saˈɾɯkaja]); is a Turkish actress and model. Sarıkaya made her acting debut with a minor part in the movie Şaşkın (2006) and later starred in the film Plajda (2008). In the same year she appeared in the television series Peri Masalı (2008) directed by Sinan Çetin and was later prepared by him for her first leading role in Limon Ağacı (2008). She later appeared in Adanalı (2008–10). Sarıkaya became the first runner-up at Miss Turkey 2010. She came to international attention for her roles in Lale Devri (2010–12) and Medcezir (2013–15) and received critical acclaim and won numerous accolades, including two Golden Butterfly Awards. She continued her movie career with a role in Behzat Ç. Ankara Yanıyor (2013). In addition to her acting career, Sarıkaya has appeared in many advertising films and is the face of numerous brands. In 2014, she was chosen as the Woman of the Year by GQ Turkey.