Originally, "Xena" was simply a doomed side character of the show Hercules: The Legendary Journeys but once the creators saw how strongly fans reacted to her, she got her own show!

"Xena", Badass Hero Everyone Craved

"Xena" was played by New Zealand actress, Lucy Lawless. She portrayed the strong, butt-kicking, bi-sexual protagonist on the show. She fought off countless bad guys and protected the good wherever she went in the fantasy version of Ancient Greece. 

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After her time as drool-inducing "Xena" Lucy went on to star in countless sci-fi and fantasy shows like Battlestar Galactica and the Spartacus Series. She even had a recurring role as "Ron Swanson's" romantic interest "Diane" in the hit comedy series Parks and Recreation

Lucy Lawless attends the Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass event during Comic-Con International 2016 on July 23, 2016 in San Diego, California.

Parks And Recreation's Lucy Lawless Today

Now she has been a main cast member of Ash Vs Evil, from the Evil Dead Universe, and stars in her own show My Life Is Murder, an Australian comedy murder mystery series. She is a huge pillar in the LGBTQ+ Community, often showing her big support at events and rally's, especially because she so proudly portrayed "Xena's" sexuality when it was much less tolerated in society. 

Renee O Connor & Lucy Lawless Characters: Gabrielle, Xena Television: Xena: Warrior Princess (TV-Serie) Nz 1995-2001, 04 September 1995.

We love Lucy!