Lorelei King

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Lorelei King
Born Lorelei Elizabeth King
(1953-10-29) 29 October 1953 (age 63)[1][2]
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
Occupation Actress, Television presenter
Years active 1981– present

Lorelei Elizabeth King (born 29 October 1953) is an American-born British actress who has been based in the United Kingdom since 1981. She has narrated audiobooks, acted in radio plays for BBC Radio 4 and appeared on television.

Early life[edit]

Lorelei King was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, by Croatian father (King = Kralj) and Bulgarian mother. She spent her childhood moving between Pennsylvania, Arkansas and California. In 1981, she planned to move to either Paris, or Yugoslavia, where her family originated, but after a three-day stopover in London she decided to stay in Britain.[3]


King has made numerous television roles, which include drama, comedy and children's shows. Her first appearance was in the 1983 drama Murrow, a biography of the American news reporter and political commentator Edward R. Murrow and since then she has had roles in many British shows, such as Series 2 on the Sky One show, Mile High as Fresh! airlines HR boss, Stella Lightfoot, Chef! (as Savanah) and in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale as showgirl Vonda Lockhart. As well as this, she has also had parts in films such as Shining Through (1992), Notting Hill (1999), 24 Hours in London (2000) and The House of Mirth (2000), as well leading her voice to radio shows and video games. This includes Dirk Maggs' adaptations of The Adventures of Superman and Batman: Knightfall. She also voiced the character of Mary Osakwe in the UFO: Afterlight computer game. In 2006, she appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as a therapist. She has narrated over 200 audiobooks.[3] King also provided the voice of Samus Aran's Power Suit in a 2005 pinball video game, Metroid Prime Pinball.[4]

King's work also includes:

Personal life[edit]

King lives in London with her husband, actor Vincent Marzello.[5] She is a British citizen.[3]


  1. ^ Jordan Watch
  2. ^ If you link the above link with information on 192.com, it lists her occupation as Actress
  3. ^ a b c Staff (22 May 2006). "A voice made for audiobooks", Publishers Weekly, Reed Business Information (archived at AccessMyLibrary).
  4. ^ Fuse Games (24 October 2005). Metroid Prime Pinball. Nintendo. Scene: Staff credits. Suit Voice: Lorelei King 
  5. ^ "Lorelei King biography", LoreleiKing.com.

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