Rula Lenska

Rula Lenska

  • Highest Rated: 38% Fakers (2004)
  • Lowest Rated: 38% Fakers (2004)
  • Birthday: Sep 30, 1947
  • Birthplace: Not Available
  • Rula Lenska -- born Rosa-Marie Leopoldnya Lubienska -- first achieved fame in a singing role, even though she wasn't primarily a singer. Born in Cambridgeshire, England, in 1947 to a family of Polish descent, she was intent upon an acting career from childhood and attended drama school. The shortening of her name came through a combination of her father's pet name for her and a contraction of her last name. After some stage experience on London's West End, she was cast in the role of Q in the Thames Television series Rock Follies, about an all-woman rock group -- although Julie Covington (who'd already achieved fame as a stage actress and a recording artist) attracted the most attention in the acting department as the hard-edged, short-haired Dee, Lenska's exotic Eastern European beauty was also a major part of the program's appeal, and the fact that her character was a struggling actress who did softcore pornography didn't hurt. She did sing, mostly harmonies, although her voice was actually rather deep and close in register and quality to Marlene Dietrich or Nico -- the latter another actress-turned-singer. The accompanying Rock Follies album was a huge hit in England and a cult favorite in America, even as the series developed a national following through its being broadcast on PBS. In the years since, Lenska has concentrated primarily on her acting career, which has carried her through various television and feature films, including episodes of Doctor Who and the movie Royal Flash. She is probably best known in the United States for a series of Alberta VO5 commercials in which she introduced herself by name in the introduction.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

No Score Yet Aura Ada 2018
No Score Yet Bait Actor 2014
No Score Yet Jack Says Actor 2009
No Score Yet Gypo Actor 2006
38% Fakers Sylvia Creat 2004
No Score Yet Agatha Christie's Seven Dials Mystery Countess Radzsky 1981
No Score Yet Queen Kong Actor 1976
No Score Yet Royal Flash Helga 1975
No Score Yet Confessions of a Pop Performer Receptionist 1975
No Score Yet Soft Beds, Hard Battles (Party for Hitler) (Undercovers Hero) Louise 1975
No Score Yet Alfie Darling (Oh Alfie) Louise 1966

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

68% Doctor Who
1963-1989
Styles
  • 1984
100% Inside No. 9
2014
Celia

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