Starz has released new promo pics and bios for the characters and the actors. Check out the gorgeous photo of Lucy.



Lucretia is the Roman widow found alive in her ruined villa, having survived the bloody gladiator revolt that took the life of her husband, the gladiator owner Batiatus. The traumatic devastation that was visited upon her has upended her world and her mind struggles to adjust to a new reality. Where once she and her husband maneuvered to ascend the social ranks of the Roman hierarchy, Lucretia is now left alone to hang on and merely survive.



Lucy Lawless returns to the pivotal role of Lucretia in the STARZ Original series "Spartacus: Vengeance."

Lawless, a New Zealander, rose to international fame through her groundbreaking performance as "Xena: Warrior Princess" in the cult hit series that was also executive produced by the "Spartacus" team of Rob Tapert and Sam Raimi. Her other major television role was as D?Anna/Number Three in the critically acclaimed Syfy Channel series "Battlestar Galactica."

She has continued to demonstrate her versatility with a wide range of television work, most recently in "Flight of the Conchords." This followed such notable series as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "The L Word," "CSI: Miami" and "The X-Files."

In film, she played Aspen in Adam Sandler?s Bedtime Stories, Mother Superior in Bitch Slap (produced by "Xena" producer Eric Gruendemann and directed by Rick Jacobson of "Spartacus: Blood and Sand") and she cameos in Raimi?s Spider-Man and Tapert?s Boogeyman.

Lawless is a member of the board of the Starship Foundation, the fundraising body for the Starship Children?s Hospital in her hometown of Auckland. She was made a member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in 2004. She has three children, is married to producer Rob Tapert and lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Find out more about Lucy's role on Spartacus by going to the AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Spartacus subsite