March 18, 1995
TAKE AU PAIR OF SPARKLING EYES;
JOANNA KANSKA PLAYS AN AU PAIR IN VANITY DIES HARD
THERE’S an added attraction for Mark Frankel when Joanna Kanska pops up as his sexy Polish au pair in Vanity Dies Hard and flirts with her handsome boss.
But unlike in her last TV appearance – as a scheming art collector in Lovejoy – she keeps her clothes on.
Joanna seduced Ian McShane in his antiques rogue show after turning up in his bedroom carrying a bottle of champagne and wearing nothing but a fur coat.
But in Ruth Rendell’s thriller the attraction between Andrew Fielding (Frankel) and desperately homesick Pernille Madsen (Joanna) is not taken further than the odd glance.
There are no sex scenes for 36-year-old Joanna, and that’s the way she prefers it these days.
“I’m getting older, and I’m glad when I don’t need to show my body,” says the Polish-born actress.
The stunning star of Capital City, A Very Peculiar Practice and Sleepers is still being driven up the pole by her accent, though.
She says: “I have tried to soften it in the 13 or so years since I have been in Britain, but I still only seem to get offered parts as Eastern Europeans.”