5 MINUTES WITH NATURAL BEAUTY, VIVA BIANCA: ACTRESS
Australia’s rising star, Viva Bianca, plays the young Roman noblewoman Ilithyia [alongside Lucy Lawless and Andy Whitfield] in “Spartacus: Blood and Sand,” set in the brutal Roman gladiator era. Viva’s ‘Ilithyia’ has well and truly become the key villain in the show, developing a huge fan base internationally. The highly successful series reached an average of 6 million viewers per episode when it screened in the United States of America and also captured a huge following in Australia, Britain, South America and Asia.
This year Viva will be taking on the lead role in director Jon Hewitt’s erotic thriller, X. A dark trip through Sydney’s red light district, the film stars Viva as a high class call girl on what she hopes will be the final night of her days as a working girl. Watch this space!
I CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT … yoga and meditation. We spend so much of our time in this life grappling with things outside of ourselves, I find it really important to continually get in touch with that quiet space on the inside. I think once you get to about 24 or 25, health on a holistic level becomes poignant for a lot of women.
I RELAX BY … hopping in a car and driving to a beach house or cottage. Swimming, walking, cooking, reading – I love it.
I LIKE TO … do the Bondi to Bronte walk and tune in to the sounds of the ocean, the birds, the smells and all the different people.
I THINK BEAUTY IS … Outer beauty tends to be a reflection of what’s happening on the inside. So what you eat, your physical activities, your quality of life, all contribute.
MY FRIDGE USUALLY CONTAINS … yoghurt, strawberries, tofu, broccolini, carrots, pumpkin, bok-choy and rice milk.
I also tend to opt for all things brown (i.e. brown rice and brown bread) and eat loads of vegetables, tofu and fish. I must say though, food is my biggest weakness; I have to allow myself that choc-top at the movies or that splurge of bickies and dips once in a while. That kind of food is nourishing on another level.
MY EXERCISE ROUTINE IS … yoga, walking and running on the beach. I love yoga because whilst enhancing flexibility, strength and endurance, it is also deeply nourishing for the mind and spirit. For me, they are just as important.
MY FAVOURITE BEAUTY TREATMENT THAT LEAVES ME LOOKING AND FEELING NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL IS … Cellex-C Hydration Complex along with their High Potency Serum. Remaining hydrated on the inside and out is key to maintaining clear dewy skin. I drink water all the time and try to use skin products that are oil-free and but intensely hydrating.
MY NUMBER ONE BEAUTY TIP IS … to be happy.