Viva Bianca is an Australian actress known for her work in the TV series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’ and films like ‘Accidents Happen’ and ‘Turkey Shoot’. Born as Viva Skubiszewski, she is the daughter of Cezary Skubiszewski, a Polish Australian musician known for his work in cinema, TV, and orchestra. Though she grew up in the countryside, her family later moved to Melbourne, a big city. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, after which she appeared in several TV shows, such as ‘Marshall Law’ and ‘The Strip’. Her most acclaimed works include her role in the TV series ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’, which premiered in January 2010. The series was inspired by a historical figure named Spartacus, a Thracian gladiator, who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic. The show has been aired internationally and it made her a popular figure worldwide. Regarding her personal life, she is married to Antonio Beliveau, a musician.
Viva Bianca started her career with a guest role in the children’s series ‘Eugénie Sandler P.I.’ in 2000. In the ensuing years, she appeared in a few other guest roles in TV shows, such as ‘Marshall Law’, ‘Blue Heelers,’ and The Strip’.
In 2009, she was seen in the drama film ‘Accidents Happen’, in a small role. Directed by Andrew Lancaster, the film was a financial failure. The reviews of the film were mixed. The same year, she appeared in another film ‘Bad Bush’, an Australian psychological thriller.
She started gaining popularity in 2010, after she played an important role in ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’, the first season of the Australian TV series ‘Spartacus’. The series was inspired by the historical figure of Spartacus, who led a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic.
In 2011, she appeared in the erotic thriller ‘X: Night of Vengeance’, where she played her first lead role. She played a sex worker who witness a murder along with a friend and must evade the killer while he chases them throughout the city.
In 2012, she appeared in ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’, the third season of the Australian series ‘Spartacus’, which was also appreciated by the critics. In 2014, she was seen in the psychological thriller film ‘Scorned’ in an important role. The reviews were mixed. The same year, she acted in two other films, ‘The Reckoning’ and ‘Turkey Shoot’, playing main roles in both. The former received mixed reviews, while the latter mostly negative.
In 2015, she was seen in the lead role in the TV film ‘A Prince for Christmas’. The next year, she appeared in two films, ‘Showing Roots’ and ‘Blind’.
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Family & Personal Life
Viva Bianca was born on 17 November 1983, in Australia, as Viva Skubiszewski. Her parents are Cezary Skubiszewski and Lee Skubiszewski.
She grew up in the countryside of Victoria in Australia, but due to her father’s career her family later had to move to Melbourne. She graduated from the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, where she also received a Best Actress Award.
She is married to Antonio Beliveau, a musician.