Ilona Rodgers (born April 28 1942) is a British actress and television presenter who has lived and worked in several countries.
In the United Kingdom in 1964 she played the role of Carol in The Sensorites, a six episode adventure of the BBC science fiction series Doctor Who. Other television roles included guest appearances in The Saint and The Avengers.
Rodgers lived in New Zealand from 1973 and in Australia between 1978 and 1985.
She appeared in nine episodes of the Australian television drama Prisoner in the early 1980s. Her character, Zara Moonbeam, was a medium who claimed to have clairvoyant powers. In the story she was coerced by Nola McKenzie ( Carole Skinner )into impersonating Bea Smith's ( Val Lehman ) deceased daughter Debbie while suggesting to Bea that it was Debbie's ghost. Nola hoped it would drive Bea to suicide, however Bea figured out that she was being tricked and got her revenge.
Other Australian appearances included the drama programs The Sullivans, Sons and...
Utu is a 1983 New Zealand movie directed by Geoff Murphy. It starred Anzac Wallace and was set partly on Robberton Island, Northland. Utu had reputedly one of the largest budgets for a New Zealand film at the time.
Loosely based on events from Te Kooti's War it tells of a Māori soldier's revenge on his former allies after the British army destroys his home village and kills his uncle. The film is based in the 1870s.