Lucy Lawless Excels in Leather Roles
The best roles for Aussie actress Lucy Lawless always seem to involve leather at some point. Whether it be the classic "Xena: Warrior Princess," Lucretia in "Spartacus," or the dominatrix in "Eurotrip," she wears leather as well as anyone. She also poses in leather even outside those roles, showing a natural affinity for leather and giving her fans an extra treat. As one of the finest actresses around, she's entitled to her own style.
|Xena, her most iconic role, with characteristic sneer|
Lucy was born Lucille Frances Ryan on 29 March 1968 in New Zealand.
Lucy is 5' 9.5" (confirmed by Lucy in Zap2It interview) and her eyes are crystal blue.
Lucy has her fair share of nicknames: Luce, LL, Flawless, Loo and Unco = short for Uncoordinated. Obviously, the last one is a bit of a joke.
Her star sign is Aries. In China, it is the Monkey.
Lucy likes fishing, Singing, Yoga. So, if you want to impress her, invite her to your cabin by a stream with your basement outfitted with a gym and recording equipment.
|Unveiling in Eurotrip|
Her father is Frank Ryan, and her mother is Julie Ryan.
She has five brothers, four of whom are older. She has one younger sister, Josie Ryan. "I have 5 brothers and 1 sister. We're this big, sprawling Irish Catholic family. I don't live that far from any of them."
|Xena advancing into the arena|
Her husband is Robert Tapert. They have two sons, Julius Robert Bay Tapert, Judah Miro Tapert.
|Classic Xena garb|
|As Lucretia in "Spartacus"|
|Lucy has the Elvis grin down pat|
For instance, Lucy has gotten in trouble with the law once or twice. I know, hard to believe given her public image, but it's true.
She is a very devoted member of Greenpeace. This has led to some confrontations with various miscreants and ne'er-do-wells in the oil and gas and fishing fields.
She also is multi-lingual. "I speak good German, okay French but poor Italian. I hate that I'm not better at languages."
Lucy studied at Auckland University. Whilst there, she took voice lessons. She didn't like the profession, so turned to modelling and acting. It's all to our gain.