Valerie Leon stylish pop art prints of the glamourous actress by Art & Hue.
A tall, and beautiful, actress, many of Valerie Leon’s characters knew what they wanted and were happy to help themselves, occasionally dominating and intimidating her targets of desire.
A unique and glamourous talent, no-one can look down their nose or enter a room led by their shoulder with equal comic and stylish effect like a gliding Valerie Leon in full sail.
Traversing horror, spy, and saucy comedy films across the 1960s and 70s, Valerie was able to hold her own whatever the genre.
Her many credits take in iconic British productions, including two Bond films, “The Spy who Loved Me” with Roger Moore & Caroline Munro, and “Never Say Never Again” with Sean Connery & Barbara Carrera, as well as six Carry On films, “The Avengers“, “Revenge of The Pink Panther”, “The Saint”, Gerry Anderson‘s “Space 1999”, the farcical “Smashing Time” featuring Carnaby Street, and the classic 1960s caper “The Italian Job” with Michael Caine.
Other credits include “Zeta One” with Carol Hawkins, Charles Hawtrey, Vikki Richards, & James Robertson Justice, “Up Pompeii!” with Frankie Howerd & Vikki Richards, “Hark at Barker” with Ronnie Barker & Michael Palin, “Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)” with David Jason, “”Nobody Is Norman Wisdom“, “The Morecambe & Wise Show” episode with Penelope Keith, “Terry & June“, “The Rise and Rise of Michael Rimmer” with John Cleese & Dennis Price, and “No Sex Please – We’re British” with Ronnie Corbett & Beryl Reid.
Saucy Seventies comedies which Valerie has appeared in include “All the Way Up”, “Can you Keep it Up for a Week?” with Richard O’Sullivan, & “The Ups & Downs of a Handyman”.
Before Joan Collins in the Cinzano commercials with Leonard Rossiter, Valerie Leon inspired in the Hai Karate aftershave ads from 1969 onwards. A precursor to the Lynx/Axe adverts of recent years, Valerie finds herself irresistibly drawn to unassuming men who douse themselves in the fragrance.
Valerie’s largest film role was in “Blood From The Mummy’s Tomb” – in fact she played two parts which secured more screen time. Valerie Leon also appears in four pop art prints inspired by the Hammer film as part of the Horror collection.
Valerie Leon in 2017 at Elstree Studios
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