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Ursula Martinez

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Name  Ursula Martinez
Role  Writer
Education  Lancaster University

Ursula Martinez is naked while holding a black laptop and wearing black shoes.
Movies  Wedding Espresso, Venkel's Syndrome
Awards  Laurence Olivier Award for Best Entertainment
Similar People  Ursula Andress, Christopher Green, Ian Hill, Captain Frodo, Amy Lame
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Ursula Martinez also known as Ursula Lea (born 1966) is a London-based Anglo-Spanish British writer, performer, and cult cabaret diva noted for her use of nudity and non-actors.

Ursula Martinez performing on stage while naked.

Her latest show, "My Stories, Your Emails", builds on the notoriety gained from popular Internet videos of her cabaret striptease act, especially "Hanky Panky". Hanky Panky is a disappearing handkerchief magic routine where each piece of clothing that hides the handkerchief is discarded until she is completely nude. Her Hanky Panky act was performed in the award winning La Clique cabaret show and was filmed during the 2007 Montreal Comedy Festival.

Ursula Martinez wearing long sleeves and a skirt while performing on stage.

Another popular cabaret segment is called "Light My Fire" in which the pasties and G-string Martinez wears burst into flame, one by one, and disappear.

Ursula Martinez performing on stage while wearing a black brassiere and skirt.

Describing her work in the Guardian, Lyn Gardner wrote, 'Martinez's stage performances look deceptively simple; they may seem to bumble along, but this is a contrivance that allows Martinez to undertake highly complex investigations into reality and fiction, autobiography and lies, and the nature of identity itself, her own most of all.'

Ursula Martinez smiling, wearing a necklace and gray suit.

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