BIOGRAPHY AND BACKGROUND

The ever glamorous icon of the 1970s, Valerie Leon made her West End stage debut in Funny Girl with Barbra Streisand at London's Prince of Wales Theatre.

 

During her career she has been associated with three British cults: James Bond, Carry On and Hammer horror. She was also the face of the hugely successful advertising campaigns for Hai Karate aftershave, shown every Christmas for six years!

 

Valerie appeared in six Carry On and two James Bond films - The Spy Who Loved Me with Roger Moore and Never Say Never Again with Sean Connery - and also had a dual starring role in Hammer's Blood from the Mummy's Tomb.

 

Apart from film and theatre, Valerie has worked on numerous television shows including The Avengers, The Persuaders!, The Morecambe and Wise Show and Last of the Summer Wine.

 

She also appeared with Michael Caine in the original film of The Italian Job, with Richard Burton & Richard Harris in The Wild Geese and took whipping lessons to prepare for her role as Tanya the Lotus Eater in Revenge of the Pink Panther with Peter Sellers!

 

More recently Valerie has been a guest on numerous cruise ships talking about her life and career and has just completed a short film entitled Golden Years.

 

Lectures
 

  • Valerie's presentation is illustrated with clips and stills from the films she worked on and her talk can be either 40 minutes long or 75 minutes, the latter featuring a break in the middle.
     

  • Her shows can also come as two different versions, the first documenting her beginnings in show business leading up to her first appearances in the Carry On films, and the second covering her career after including appearances in Hammer House of Horrow, Bond and Pink Panther films.