Adrienne Posta

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Adrienne Posta
Born (1949-03-04) 4 March 1949 (age 70)
Hampstead, London, England
Years active1957–2010
Spouse(s)Graham Bonnet (divorced) Stephen Davis

Adrienne Posta (born Adrienne Marsha Poster, 4 March 1949) is an English film and television actress and singer, prominent during the 1960s and 1970s.[1] She adopted the surname 'Posta' in 1966.[2][3]

Biography[edit]

She appeared in a number of films, including To Sir with Love and Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush (both 1967), Up the Junction (1968) Carry On Behind and Spring and Port Wine (1970). She also featured in many TV programmes including the first episode of Adam Faith's series Budgie (1971), where she appeared as a stripper. She appeared throughout the BBC 1 series It's Lulu (1973), singing, dancing and acting alongside her friend Lulu and comedian Roger Kitter.

Posta also recorded a number of singles.[1][2] She is now semi-retired and works as a teacher in the Midlands and at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.[4]

Posta is an honorary patron of the Music Hall Guild of Great Britain and America.[5]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Television[edit]

Theatre[edit]

Discography[edit]

Her first recordings were as Adrienne Poster.[2][6]

  • 7" single "Only Fifteen" / "There's Nothing You Can Do About That" – Decca F 11797 (1963)
  • 7" single "Shang A Doo Lang" / "When A Girl Really Loves You" – Decca F 11864 (1964)
  • 7" single "He Doesn't Love Me" / "The Way You Do The Things You Do" – Decca F 12079 (1965)
  • 7" single "The Winds That Blow" / "Backstreet Girl" – Decca F 12181 (1965)
  • 7" single "Something Beautiful" / "So Glad You're Mine" – Decca F 12329 (1966)

Subsequent recordings were as Posta.[2][7]

  • 7" single "They Long To Be Close To You" / "How Can I Hurt You?" – Decca F 12455 (1966)
  • 7" single "Dog Song" / "Express Yourself" – DJM DJS 286 (1973)
  • 7" single "Cruisin' Casanova" / "Sing Me" – President PT 453 (1976)

She also recorded as part of Jonathan King's group, The Piglets:[8]

  • 7" single "Johnny Reggae" / backing track – Bell Records (1971)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Adrienne Posta". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d Adrienne Poster, page on "Ready Steady Girls" (readysteadygirls.eu). Retrieved 19 November 2010.
  3. ^ p. 386, Dictionary of Pseudonyms: 13,000 Assumed Names and Their Origins, Adrian Room, 5th ed., McFarland, 2010, ISBN 0-7864-4373-1.
  4. ^ [1] Archived 13 July 2011 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "About Us". The Music Hall Guild. Retrieved 17 October 2016.
  6. ^ Adrienne Poster – Discography, accessed on line 19 November 2010.
  7. ^ Adrienne Posta – Discography, accessed on line 19 November 2010.
  8. ^ "Jonathan King", p. 280, Rock movers & shakers, Barry Lazell, Billboard Publications, Inc., 1989, ISBN 0-8230-7608-3.

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