Person Details

Birthday: 1947-09-30 18:33:09

Aliases: Róża Maria Leopoldyna Łubieńska , Roza Maria Leopoldyna Lubienska , Róża Łubieńska , Roza Lubienska

Gender: Female

Place of birth: St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

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Movie Involvements: 14

TV Involvements: 5


Most Famous Work

Biography

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Rula Lenska (born Róża Maria Leopoldyna Łubieńska, 30 September 1947) is an English-Polish actress. She mainly appears in British stage and television productions, but is known in the United States for a series of commercials for Alberto VO5 hairspray in the late-1970s and early-1980s. Lenska was born at St. Neots, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire, England. Her family are members of the Polish nobility, and bearers of the Pomian coat of arms. They once owned a castle and estate in Kazimierza Wielka, Poland. Her father, Major Count Ludwik Łubieński, was personal secretary to Józef Beck, Minister for Foreign Affairs in Poland before the Nazi occupation of the country. Later, he became adjutant to General Władysław Sikorski, Prime Minister of the Polish Government in Exile and chief of the Polish military mission in Gibraltar during World War II. Łubieński later became head of the CIA-funded Polish Section of Radio Free Europe in Germany during the Cold War. Her mother was Countess Elżbieta Tyszkiewicz who escaped from Poland during the Nazi occupation, to Italy, but was captured with her own mother and sent to Ravensbrück concentration camp where they survived for two years. Lenska was educated at the Ursuline Convent School in Westgate-on-Sea, Kent. Her big break was as Little Ladies' band member, "Q", in the British TV series Rock Follies (1976) and its sequel, Rock Follies of '77, the following year. By this time, she had renounced her title as a Polish countess. Lenska appeared in advertisements for the hair product Alberto VO5, which were shown on US television. Though Lenska was a popular actress in the UK, she was virtually unknown in the United States. In a Tonight Show monologue broadcast after the commercials started running, Johnny Carson asked "Who the hell is Rula Lenska?" and began using Lenska's name as a running joke on his show. Around the same time, Jane Curtin played Lenska in a sketch on Saturday Night Live.

Most Famous Work

Doctor Who
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8

Doctor Who

(1963) Styles
Casualty
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5

Casualty

(1986) Circus Owner
The Huntress of Auschwitz
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7

The Huntress of Auschwitz

(2022) Amelia Kaminska
Space: 1999
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7

Space: 1999

(1975) Joan Conway
Robin of Sherwood
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8

Robin of Sherwood

(1984) Morgwyn of Ravenscar
Gypo
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5

Gypo

(2005) Irina
Cluedo
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6

Cluedo

(1990) Mrs. Peacock
Aura
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3

Aura

(2018) Ada

Acting

Year Character Movie/Tv
2022 Amelia Kaminska
2020 Self - Fantasy Lover (voice)
2019 Self - Actor
2018 Ada
2016 Celia
2015 Linda
2014 Celia
2008 Garvey
2005 Irina
The Red King
1993 Duchess
N/A
1990 Mrs. Peacock
1988 N/A
1986 Circus Owner
1984 Morgwyn of Ravenscar
Styles
1981 N/A
N/A
Countess Radzsky
1980 Harriet
1979 Natasha
Sandra Last
Kate
Gilda
Herodias
1976 Luce Habit
Rita
Luisa
N/A
Ms Fandom
1975 Helga
Joan Conway
Louise
Receptionist
1974 Louise
1963 Styles
Year Character Movie/Tv

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