Rachel Leskovac

Rachel Leskovac

Jun. 5th, 1976
Born in
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England, UK
5' 2"

Rachel Leskovac's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
WPC 56 (UK) TV Show
WPC 56 (UK)
A Passionate Woman (UK) TV Show
A Passionate Woman (UK)
In Deep (UK) TV Show
In Deep (UK)

Main Movie Roles

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Rachel Leskovac (born June 5, 1976) is an Olivier award-nominated British actress best known for playing serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke in Holby City and hairdresser Natasha Blakeman (see photo in that article) in the British soap opera Coronation Street. She is of Croatian descent.

Leskovac first received critical note for her performance as the young Viv in the musical Spend Spend Spend. She found a wider fanbase playing serial killer nurse Kelly Yorke in Holby City. In 2003, she played Ciara Pickering in the fourth series of At Home with the Braithwaites. In 2006 she also starred in a TV movie called Losing Gemma for Granada TV. However Leskovac was considerably heavier for the part and since getting her part on Coronation Street she has slimmed down considerably.
In April 2008 Leskovac was signed up to play Natasha Blakeman, a hairdresser on ITV soap Coronation Street. She left the soap in 2010.

In 2011 Leskovac starred in an episode of the Sky 1 sitcom Trollied as Leanne the deputy manager who was on maternity leave.

In 2012 Leskovac played teacher Lara Heaton in the Channel 4 TV comedy drama series Shameless.

Also in 2012 she played Karen, a beauty therapist, in an episode of the Jimmy McGovern drama series Accused.

In Summer 2013 she appeared in Law & Order UK.

  • She was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Theatre Award in 2000 (1999 season) for Best Actress in a Musical for her performance in Spend, Spend, Spend, production at the Piccadilly Theatre.
  • Graduated from the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts with a BA(Hons) in 1998.
  • Attended Wibsey Middle School, Bradford in the late 80s.

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