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BODY AND SOUL: Una Pedreschi

My parents are . . . really hard working. My dad is a real honest hard worker and they have hearts of gold, they would do anything for their children.

Dad is the life and soul of the party and my mum's a musician, she plays and teaches the piano and is a multi-tasker extraordinaire.

The house I grew up in was . . . brilliant, in Wicklow Town -- near the sea -- and it's lovely. The house is on a lovely road and all my friends live there. The house was always manic and still is.

There is always music playing as my sister is a drummer and my brother is a guitarist.

When I was a child I wanted to be . . . a Spice Girl, which is kind of embarrassing but I was mad about them.

My friends and I used to dress up as them when we were younger. Because I had dark hair, I always had to be Posh Spice, which I never really wanted to be. Everyone wanted to be Baby Spice or Scary Spice.

If I could change one thing about myself I would . . . Worry less about things that are out of my control and not get worked up about silly little things.

You may not know it but I'm no good at . . . getting up in the morning. I need a lot of sleep.

At night I dream of . . . nothing that I can remember. But when I was younger I used to get bad dreams and night terrors.

When I look in the mirror I see . . . it depends what time of the day!

If it's first thing in the morning or last thing at night, I tend to not like what I see.

My favourite item of clothing is . . . A pair of baggy turquoise pants that I bought in Arizona for $20.

I wore them travelling all over South East Asia. They are wrecked but I can't throw them out.

I drive . . . a little white Polo, it gets me around.

My house is . . . in Dublin from this week, for the run of the panto. I'm looking forward to living in Dublin.

My real-life villain is . . . anyone who walks all over someone else to get ahead, and backstabbers. It doesn't have to be that way.

My favourite work of art is . . . the Cafe terrace scene painting by Van Gogh, I love it.

The person who really makes me laugh is. . . my family; my brothers and sisters and my niece.

They are a gas, and there are so many different personalities in our family. I'm the middle child.

The last time I cried . . . was a couple of days ago watching Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

My five-year plan is . . . to be successful in my career and make a living and to do well in my music. I want to be happy with all that life throws at me.

My life philosophy is . . . life is short, make the most of it. And, don't get caught up by material things -- you can't take it with you.

Una will be starring in Aladdin at the Gaiety Theatre from November 28, 2010 until January 30, 2011, alongside Boyzone's Mikey Graham in the role of Abanazar. X Factor's Louis Walsh is the voice of the Master of the World. For bookings see www.gaietytheatre.ie or call 01 677 1717


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