Victoria Tennant is an English film and television actress who hasn’t been in many big-name films or TV shows – her more famous credits include roles on The Twilight Zone and Scrubs, and in The Handmaid’s Tale – but whom I totally love because of her role in L.A. Story (playing opposite Steve Martin, her then-husband), which is one of my all-time favourite movies. Born to Irina Baranova, a Russian prima ballerina, and Cecil Tennant, a talent agent, Victoria Tennant studied at the Elmhurst Ballet School for eight years before switching gears and attending the Central School for Speech and Drama in London. She then won the lead role in the 1974 film The Ragman’s Daughter and has been acting ever since. Fun fact – she’s Laurence Olivier’s god-daughter! She turns 61 today.