Teresa Mahoney (b.1971, Lewisham, London) With strong Irish ancestral roots in the beautiful Co. Kerry, Teresa is a multi-talented Artist/Performer credited with a career in a wide range of performances including Soprano, Stage, Screen & TV Actress, Dancer, Stand-Up and Burlesque Pin Up Calendar Girl.
When Teresa was just two years old her mother recorded her on tape singing 'I'm Gonna Knock on Your Door' by Jimmy Osmond. Her taste for performing grew. At the tender age of five Teresa carved a career singing Abba songs on the children's party circuit. As well as her mother, her Granddad also encouraged her to sing at his local pub and working mans club. Teresa's success soon started to soar with party cups and beer glasses overflowing with notes and coins. Her mother would then buy matching outfits for Teresa and her younger sister Anne to wear. In 2002 she played Princess Jasmine in a musical and after only two professional singing lessons in 2006 and 2007 Teresa went on to play the UK's South Coast Cinderella in another musical.
It was Teresa's love of the Silver Screen Goddesses, Rita Hayworth, Marilyn Monroe, Vivienne Leigh and Elizabeth Taylor who all inspired her to become an actress. Teresa has starred opposite BAFTA & Oscar Award winning actresses, Meryl Streep in 'The Iron Lady, Dame Judy Dench in Cranford and stood in for Helena Bonham-Carter in The King's Speech & Cinderella.
In 2010 Teresa performed Stand Up Impro to a paying audience with experienced comedians and comediennes after only 6 workshops. She then went on to play multiple characters in the British Comedy Award winning Katy Brand's Big Ass Show. Teresa also played multiple characters in the BAFTA Award-winning British sketch comedy show starring Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse. More recently she played multiple characters In the sitcom Hunderby where Julia Davis won a BAFTA TV Award for 'Best Comedy Writing' and by popular demand Teresa was invited back in 2015 for season 2.
Teresa entered a Best Burlesque Pin-Ups Calendar Competition in support of a Breast Cancer Campaign, and thanks to the public vote won the title of "Miss June" 2010 making her a bona fide 'Burlesque Pin Up'. Personal Quote: "Feel sexy in your own skin, then you can release your goddess within."