We knew Lisa Vanderpump dabbled in acting, but we had no idea she was once a video vixen. It was revealed this week that the then future Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star turned up in the video for English synth pop outfit ABC's 1982 hit "Poison Arrow"... And she, is, fabulous.
In the clip, Lisa plays 'Samantha,' a seductress who's first seen shedding a cape and dramatically descending a staircase (we should all have such grand entrances). She ignores the urgent gaze of lead singer Martin Fry as she applies lipstick with steely determination. Tiring of his passion, she blows some type of magic powder from her compact at him, shrinking him to the size of a mouse, and traps him under a martini glass (but only after gulping the dregs with smug satisfaction). The video also boasts proto-Grecian garb, and yes, a bow and arrow.
Perez Hilton first blew Lisa's cover, telling readers, "We didn't think that this was even possible, but we just became even MORE obsessed with Lisa Vanderpump!" ABC News then dug deeper to learn that the "sassy Brit was once the muse" for the band and appeared in "several" of the group's videos.
The Bravoleb says on her website she went to drama school starting at age nine, writing, "I loved acting in many children's films and television series when I was growing up." Of course, Lisa later transitioned into the roles of mom and restaurateur, but not before leaving us with this glorious bit of synth pop fabulousness.
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Ok, I'm reaching here - first of all, I remember that video and loved the fact you were brunette because I am too and thought only blondes were sexy but you proved that theory wrong! I'm 45 yrs old and watched videos at that time. I have a 18 year old daughter who is gorgeous and got her hooked on Beverly Hills Housewives and she's commented I'm just like you, even though a much different economic status she laughs and says how much we are alike. Big compliment to me because I love your honesty and class. We would love to get a reservation to one of your restaurants and meet you (which I know is asking alot) but I'm not kidding we would have fun even though I'm a small town Iowa girl and you're a British goddess. We would figure out a way to come there just talk about life and your gorgeous husband Ken and love Giggi (yes I'm in love with the connection system on Christmas and birthdays) Please read this and give a response even if it's a no, I understand, it's a blind date...that's how I met my husband of 22 yrs...very scary! It would mean alot to my daughter and something that I could completely surprise her with. She's an awesome girl that I'm so proud of and before she goes into the Peace Corp want to do something she would never expect. I'm coming from a good place. By the way, my dog Maggie is a black lab because I love big dogs...please don't let that be a deal breaker because I love Giggi!
Wow...I remember that song and the video. Never would have put two and two together that it was Lisa!!!
When I read that Lisa was in the video "Poison Arrow" I thought that I had heard that song before and seen the video and I was right! Brings back great memories of the style and music of "Mods"!
Lisa hasn't changed a bit - she's still that beautiful vixen in the video! Love the show and Lisa is my favorite!
Love it, love it, love it! One of my favorite early 80s hits, and didn't realize until recently that my favorite Real Housewife of anywhere, ever, was in the video. ABC made a whole music video movie based on this with Lisa. Check it out, it is early '80s awesome.
Amazing! Lisa, you are so fabulous! Love the song, love you in the video. Very 80s chic. Rock on Lisa~