A beautiful Australian actress, Viva Bianca is best known for her role of Ilithyia in the Starz Network series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010). As she was widely admired for this role, it was only natural that she would play it again in Spartacus: Vengeance (2012).
Viva Bianca Biography
Born as Viva Skubiszewski on 17 November 1983 in Victoria, Australia, she is the daughter of Lee Skubiszewski (mother) and father Cezary Skubiszewski, the popular Polish composer for film, television, and orchestra. She has a brother Jan Skubiszewski, who is also a producer and composer.
Growing up in Melbourne, Bianca was inspired by the Australian actor’s Cate Blanchett, Abbie Cornish, and Heath Ledger and always dreamed of becoming an actress one day. She pursued her dreams and attended the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, which she graduated with distinction.
Bianca made her acting debut in an episode of the television series Eugenie Sandler P.I. She has various roles on the big screen, including TV series such as Marshall Law, Blue Heelers, All Saints, The Strip, and film roles such as Accidents Happening (2009), Bad Bush (2009), Scorned (2013) and The Reckoning (2014).
But Bianca’s claim to fame was her incredible character as the young Roman noblewoman Ilithyia in the hit gladiator series Spartacus: Blood and Sand (2010). Her extremely cold-hearted and calculating character in the film portrays a ravishing woman who has a killer body that men crave and that she uses to manipulate her husband and inflict pain on her enemies. The highly acclaimed series was a great success in many countries such as Australia, the USA and Great Britain. Bianca revived her role in Spartacus: Vengeance (2012). She has also worked on other films such as A Prince at Christmas (2015), Trudith Winters, and Blind (2016). She has also been cast for the lead role in director Jon Hewitt’s erotic thriller X: Night of Vengeance, in which she appears as a high-class call girl.
Viva Bianca has an estimated net worth of $2 million, a value that is quite significant to her fans and is expected to increase over the years given her past achievements in the industry.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband
Viva Bianca is married to the American musician Antonio Beliveau, who is a member of the rock band The Crash Kings. According to reports, the couple was together for several years before secretly forming the Covenant for Life in 2016. However, the exact date of their marriage has not been revealed. According to sources, she and Beliveau have a daughter, Vienna Rose, and live happily together.
6 Quick Facts about Viva Bianca
- Physical Stats
The beautiful blonde actress with an hourglass figure is 175 cm (5 ft 9 inches) tall and weighs 52 kg (114lbs). She has gray eyes and her body measurements are 34-26-32 inches. She wears shoe size 8.5 (US) and bra size 34C.
- Love for Yoga
Viva Bianca’s preferred exercise routine is yoga and meditation, not to mention walking and running on the beach. Yoga is so important for the beautiful Australian star because it improves flexibility, strength, and endurance and is also deeply nourishing for mind and soul. It is really important for her to constantly come into contact with this silent space inside (especially for women).
- Biggest Weakness
Everyone has one or two weaknesses, and Bianca is no exception. The beautiful actress with an amazing body once revealed that her greatest weakness in life is food. Yes! You heard right, FOOD! She has a special love for everything brown (e.g. brown rice and brown bread) and eats lots of vegetables, tofu and fish. She is also a big fan of yogurt, strawberries, broccolini, carrots, pumpkin, bok choy, and rice milk.
- Favorite Beauty Treatment
For the delicious Australian actress, the key to maintaining clear, dewy skin is to keep it moist inside and out. That’s why she drinks and uses skin products that are oil-free and provide intensive moisture.
- Role as Ilythia in Spartacus
Ironically, Bianca admits that she was always embarrassed by her role as the manipulative Roman aristocrat Ilythia in the hit series Spartacus. She describes Ilythia’s character as “dangerous”, “monstrous” and “unbearably evil”, without any justification. According to the Australian star, it was a pleasure to play the role of Ilythia, but it was a complex and great female role that scared her more and more as the series progressed.
- Other Endeavours
In addition to her work as an actress, Viva Bianca, who now lives in Los Angeles, has also added writer, producer, and blogger to her resume. Together with her friend Victoria Khroundina (Vicky), they founded the online magazine SheRa Mag, which publishes daily current stories from culture, fashion, film and television, music, and world topics concerning women. It also deals with the many shades of the female experience and celebrates female pioneers of our generation.