It's time to return to my teenage years again, and to my questionable taste. Servalan first appeared in Seek-Locate-Destroy, the sixth episode of Blake's 7 which was first broadcast in February 1978 when I was sixteen. And sixteen in 1970s money is the same as about thirteen now, or maybe I was just a late developer.
Anyway there was something very alluring about Jacqueline Pearce's performance as Servalan. Maybe it was her short, dark hair. I know I had a similar crush on Julie Covington's cropped haired character in Rock Follies. Or maybe it was the white robes and other operatic outfits that did it for me, her first appearance was just a few months after we had seen Princess Leia in a very similar white outfit
I look back now and think that Pearce's performance went for the top and then cleared it by some distance but it doesn't make any difference. I thought Servalan was very sexy, I still do.