Viva Bianca

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Viva Bianca
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Bianca at the San Diego Comic-Con International in July 2010
Viva Skubiszewski

(1983-11-17) 17 November 1983 (age 39)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Years active2000–present

Viva Bianca (born Viva Skubiszewski; 17 November 1983,[2] /skbɪʃɛvski/; Polish: [skubiʂɛfski]) is an Australian actress best known for her role as Ilithyia on the Starz network series Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Spartacus: Vengeance.

Bianca graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts where she received a best actress award.[3] She is the daughter of Cezary Skubiszewski, a Polish Australian composer for film, television and orchestra.[2] Bianca cites Cate Blanchett and Heath Ledger as Australian actors who have influenced her.[4]


Bianca has appeared in many Australian TV Series such as Eugenie Sandler P.I., Marshall Law, All Saints and The Strip. She has also appeared in the Australian films Accidents Happen and Bad Bush.[5]

Bianca starred as Ilithyia, the daughter of senator Albinius and wife of Glaber, in the Starz originals series Spartacus: Blood and Sand[6] and Spartacus: Vengeance. She starred opposite Kirk Barker in A Prince for Christmas (2015).


Year Title Role Notes
2000 Eugénie Sandler P.I. Adriana Episode: "1.11"
Episode: "1.12"
2002 Marshall Law Tiffany Episode: "The Perfect Sister"
2003 Blue Heelers Tammy King Episode: "Too Hard Basket"
2006 All Saints Michaeley Kratt Episode: "Breaking Point"
2008 The Strip Serena Episode: "1.12"
2009 Accidents Happen Becky
2009 Bad Bush Ophelia
2010 Spartacus: Blood and Sand Ilithyia 13 episodes
2011 X: Night of Vengeance Holly Rowe
2011 Panic at Rock Island Paige TV movie
2012 Spartacus: Vengeance Ilithyia 10 episodes
2014 Scorned Jennifer
2014 The Reckoning Detective Jane Lambert[7]
2014 Turkey Shoot Cmdr Jill Wilson
2015 A Prince for Christmas Emma TV movie
2016 Just Add Magic Trudith Winters Episode: "1.8"
2016 Showing Roots Dee TV movie
2017 Blind Deanna
2018 Wedding Swingers aka Porthole Laura Can't Have You (original title)
2018 Minutes to Midnight Emily Completed


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  2. ^ a b "Viva Bianca: Biography, Latest News & Videos". TV Guide Online. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Viva Bianca". Starz Entertainment, LLC. Archived from the original on 15 March 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2010.
  4. ^ MacIntyre, April. "Spartacus' baddest bad girl Ilithyia, Viva Bianca interview". Archived from the original on 29 June 2012. Retrieved 7 May 2010.
  5. ^ "Viva Bianca". IMDb. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  6. ^ "Spartacus: Blood and Sand » Cast". Starz Entertainment, LLC. Retrieved 28 April 2010.
  7. ^ The Reckoning (2014 film)

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Category:Australian people of Polish descent