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Lysette Anthony


Lysette Anne Chodzko, known professionally as Lysette Anthony, is an English actress and model. She is known for her roles in the film Husbands and Wives (1992), as Princess Lysssa in the 1983 fantasy epic Krull, the first season of the ITV comedy-drama series Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983), the BBC1 sitcom Three Up, Two Down (1985-1989) and her role as Marnie Nightingale in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks (2016–2022). Anthony was born on September 26, 1963 in Marylebone, London, the only child of actor Michael Adam Anthony (né Chodzko), an actor from Jersey, and actress Bernadette Milnes. The couple later divorced. Anthony's French-born paternal grandfather, Alexander Victor Chodzko, was a mariner and journalist of Polish descent. Anthony's childhood was made difficult by her mother's manic depression and schizophrenia and she left home at 19. In 1980, at age 16, Anthony was heralded as the "Face of the Eighties" by photographer David Bailey. She was a successful model before she became known as an actress at the age of 20. Anthony's film debut was in the 1983 fantasy film Krull, in which she played Princess Lyssa. She then went on to appear in a number of other films, including Husbands and Wives (1992), Dracula: Dead and Loving It (1995), and Tale of the Mummy (1998). On television, Anthony has starred in a number of series, including Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983), Three Up, Two Down (1985-1989), and Hollyoaks (2016–2022). She has also guest-starred in a number of other shows, including Doctor Who, The Bill, and Midsomer Murders.