Corrie Rula Lenskas hottest snaps – nude at 70, evening glam and model past

Coronation Street star Rula Lenska is a Weatherfield legend.

The 74-year-old actress portrays Claudia Colby on the ITV soap and following a brief onscreen break, is back and bolder than ever.

Claudia will return to the cobbles and find her pal Audrey Roberts (Sue Nicholls) in dire need of some TLC.

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Following her elderly struggle with alcohol amid her declining health, the character sadly tried to take her own life – with Aubrey confiding all in Claudia.

Upon Rula's welcome Weatherfield return, Daily Star takes a look inside her hottest ever pics.

Nude at 70

Rula made headlines when she starred in Jillian Edelstein's Fishlove campaign in 2017.

The ageing actress starred alongside celebs including Oscar nominee Jessie Buckley and Imelda Staunton in the campaign, which was launched to tackle the crisis of overfishing.

Posing entirely in the nude at the age of 70 in the saucy photoshoot, Rula covered her modesty with a slippery sea creature.

Modelling career

Rula's breakthrough acting role came in 1976, when she starred as Q in the classic British television series Rock Follies.

Until then and decades before her Coronation Street fame, Rula held down a number of jobs – including modelling work.

The actress was known to model clothing and swimwear for a number of years before wedding her first husband and the late New Tricks star Dennis Waterman.

Captured by photographer Brian Moody in 1972, one shoot saw Rula pose in a two-piece swimsuit when she was 24 years old.

Celebrity Big Brother swimsuit

Rula shocked fans when she starred in the fourth season of Celebrity Big Brother in 2006.

Famously appearing alongside George Galloway as he imitated a cat, Rula also stunned fans by displaying her phenomenal body while enjoying a dip in the famous house's outdoor pool.

The actress appeared as the oldest housemate that season and managed 16 days in the house before her eviction.

Evening glam

Rula ruled the evening glam look in this gorgeous snap from 31 years ago.

Amid her marriage to Dennis Waterman in 1991, the Corrie star put her most glamorous foot forward in a fabulous black velvet dress.

Rula paired the shoulder-less look with black stiletto pumps and tights, while wearing her signature red tresses in an elegant up do and pearl earrings.

Go Rula!

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