18 Celebrities You Didn’t Realize Were From From Down Unda’
Lucy Lawless, aka Xena, is a Kiwi hailing from Mount Albert, New Zealand. She attended school in New Zealand, honed her acting craft there and even won the 1989 Mrs. New Zealand competition. Really. Her famous role as the title character in Xena: Warrior Princess could even be partially thanks to her homeland. The show was shot there and Lucy got the gig after the original actress became ill and couldn’t travel to the location to film. Lucy, who previously played Amazonian Lysia in Hercules and the Amazon Women, stepped in.
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