Who Is Dennis Waterman’s Ex-Wife Rula Lenska? All you need to know about the third wife of the late English actor and singer.
Dennis Waterman was an English actor and singer.
Waterman was best known for his tough-guy leading roles in television series including The Sweeney, Minder and New Tricks, singing the theme tune of the latter two.
Waterman’s acting career spanned 60 years, starting with his childhood roles in film and theatre, and his adult roles in film, television, and West End theatre.
The late actor was known for the range of roles he played, including drama (Up the Junction), horror (Scars of Dracula), adventure (Colditz), comedy (Fair Exchange), comedy-drama (Minder), musical (Windy City) and sports (The World Cup: A Captain’s Tale), as well as police TV series such as The Sweeney.
Waterman, who was banned from driving for three years in January 1991, following his second drink-driving conviction in four years, appeared in 29 films, the last was released in 2020.
Waterman was a huge fan of Chelsea F.C. His passion for football was reflected in his being chosen to present Match of the Seventies from 1995 until 1996.
It was the nostalgic BBC show that highlights the most memorable football matches of the 1970s.
Born on February 24, 1948, in Clapham Town, London, United Kingdom, Waterman died at his home in Spain on May 8, 2022, at the age of 77.
Who Is Dennis Waterman’s Ex-Wife Rula Lenska?
Rula Lenska was the third wife of Dennis Waterman after his divorced with second wife Patricia Maynard in 1987.
The late English actor and singer got married to Rula Lenska in the year 1987 and divorced in 1998, with the marriage lasting for 12 years.
The couple met on the set of Minder in 1981 where their characters had a brief love interest.
Some years after Lenska’s second marriage ended, in a March 2012 interview with Piers Morgan, Waterman said: “It’s not difficult for a woman to make a man hit her. She certainly wasn’t a beaten wife, she was hit and that’s different.”
Via her friend, Denise Welch on Loose Women, Lenska said that she was relieved that he had now admitted beating her.
Lenska had made allegations against Waterman shortly after their split, and thought she could no longer be accused of lying.
Rula Lenska is a British actress who mainly appears in British stage and television productions.
Lenska is however known in the United States for a series of commercials for Alberto VO5 hairspray in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
She appeared as Claudia Colby on Coronation Street.
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In 2016, Lenska was sentenced to a 16-month driving ban and ordered to pay a total of £526 after crashing her car while under the influence of alcohol. Her three-year-old grandson was a passenger in the car.
Rula Lenska is currently 74 years as of May, and will be 75 on September 30, 2022. She was born on September 30, 1947, in St Neots, United Kingdom.
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