Ilona Rogers

Last updated 09 January 2020

Ilona Rogers
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Ilona Rogers

Born: Tuesday 28th April 1942 (age: 80)


Ilona Rodgers  is a British actress and television presenter who has lived and worked in several countries.

In 1964 she played the role of Carol in The Sensorites

Other television roles included guest appearances in The Saint andThe Avengers.

Rodgers lived in New Zealand from 1973, appearing in Close to Home. She lived in Australia between 1978 and 1985. She appeared in nine episodes of the Australian television drama Prisoner in 1983. Her character, Zara Moonbeam, was a medium who claimed to have clairvoyant powers. In the story she was coerced by Nola McKenzie (Carole Skinner) into impersonating Bea Smith's (Val Lehman) deceased daughter Debbie while suggesting to Bea that it was Debbie's ghost. Nola hoped it would drive Bea to suicide. However Bea figured out she was being tricked and got her revenge.

Other Australian appearances included the drama programs The SullivansSons and Daughters (as Patricia Hamilton's sister, Margaret Dunne) and the miniseries The Anzacs.

After relocating to New Zealand her work included the soap opera Shortland Street and presenting duties on a light entertainment and advertorial program called Good Morning. From 1987 to 1990 she appeared in a television drama series Gloss as magazine doyenne Maxine Redfern. The series was about a fictional publishing empire run by the Redfern family. Another acting credit was on "The Billy T James Show" (1990) as Thelma.

Stage work has included the one-woman play Shirley ValentineBy Degrees written by Roger Hall andThree Tall Women by Edward Albee.

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