(1972) She acted in Galt McDermot's musical, "Hair," at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London, England with Demetrius Christopholus, Gary Hamilton, Caroline Lyndon, Steve Alder, Peter Blake, Diane Langton, and Richard O'Brien in the cast.
Floella Benjamin OBE
5' 6" (1.68 m)
Did You Know?
I meet people who grew up with our shows, and they say I'm part of their life. Children's TV wasn't a stepping stone to further a career - infact it was considered a bit inferior - but nowadays presenters use it as a showcase. It's 'Here I am, I want to be a star.' A lot of it is led by pop music and videos...
The name Floella was invented by her father, Roy, who told her that "Flo" is short for "flower" and ella means "best of all".