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Thaila Zucchi was born on January 19, 1981, in Swindon, Wiltshire. She is an English singer and actress of English and Italian descent. She began her career as a member of the British band allSTARS* before transitioning into acting appearing in Big Brother 8 in the UK, where she played the part of fake Australian housemate Pauline. She has also appeared in Balls of Steel and Star Stories.

Music Career

Thaila was a member of allSTARS*, a band that started out on the children's television show STARStreet. She performed in more than twenty arenas around the UK, and on Top of the Pops, CD:UK, and SMTV numerous times. The band was contracted to Island Records and enjoyed four top 20 hits and released an album, with tracks that were featured in the movies Thunderpants and Scooby Doo. Thaila remains close friends with the other band members.

Television Career

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Thaila appeared in Channel 4's Balls of Steel. Her role on the show is known as the Bunny Boiler. She would find a man in a public place with his partner, and outrageously flirt with him to antagonize his partner. Her other television credits include The IT Crowd, Massive Balls of Steel, Popworld, Hyperdrive, non-televized pilots Pear Shaped and New Dogs, and as a presenter for Nickelodeon and The Record of the Year. In 2006 and 2007, she had several roles in the Channel 4, comedy series Star Stories, including Courteney Cox, Sharon Osbourne, and also Geri Halliwell in Simon Cowell - My Honesty, My Genius.

In 2007, Zucchi entered the Big Brother UK house, pretending to be Pauline, a housemate from Australian Big Brother. She was working secretly for Big Brother as a mole, going to and from the house to appear on Big Brother's Little Brother. She presented Big Brother's Big Mouth another spin-off show from July 17-20, 2007, as part of the lineup replacing ex-Big Mouth presenter, Russell Brand. Thaila also appears in a DOE advertisement about the dangers of drunk driving. She was seen on the Hula Hoops sverts and UK adverts for Brunchettas. Thaila could once be seen with Des Lynam advertizing Setana Sports' coverage of Premier League football. The advertizing stopped with Setana Sports going into administration.

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In 2007, Thaila appeared in an episode of sitcom Not Going Out as lap-dancer Rosie. She appears in season 2 of Strutter on MTV. She has presented a show on Virgin 1 called Boob Ency about how women see their breasts, during which she revealed she has permanently erected nipples, and is also part of the presenting team of Sky One's Braniac and the cast of the second sason of Touch Me, I'm Karen Taylor for BBC Three. In 2009, she played a small role in one episode of Skins and an episode of Law and Order: UK broadcast on ITV on September 23, 2010. She is also in Richard Hammo d's Blast Lab and presents the "How Hard Is Your Thing?" segment in Braniac: Science Abuse.

Thaila acted in Coming of Age in one episode as a French teacher which was first shown on January 26, 2010, has appeared in the series Frankie Boyle's Tramadol Nights, which started airing on November 30, 2010, and has starred in adverts for Sky Broadband. Most recently, she acted in several sketches in Charlie Brooker's How TV Ruined Your Life. She appears in BBC reality TV show World Series of Dating as fictional host Poppy Weathers, which started airing on March 26, 2012. In January 2013 she played Paquita Managanaara in BBC One's comedy series Blandings

She appeared as Police Sergeant Randall in the Channel 4 show Shameless.

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