Colette Hiller is an American actress who starred on film, theatre and television, best known for her role as Corporal Ferro in Aliens.
Alien franchise credit[edit | edit source]
Ferro[edit | edit source]
- Aliens (1986)
Other credits[edit | edit source]
- Birth of the Beatles (1979) - Reporter
- Oppenheimer (1980) - Barbara Chevalier
- Ragtime (1981) - Lawyer's Female Companion No. 1
- The Lonely Lady (1983) - Actress in Restaurant
- Strong Medicine (1986) - Amy
- Aliens (1986) - Corporal Ferro
- Perfect Scoundrels (1990) - Honey
- Paul Merton: The Series (1991)
Biographical information[edit | edit source]
Hiller attended the Performing Arts Academy in New York as a teenager. She was also in the original musical play of Annie, and in other films and plays such as The Lonely Lady, Ragtime, Strong Medicine, and Birth of the Beatles. Colette Hiller has also worked for the BBC, creating documentaries such as Too Clever by Half. Appearing in Aliens actually marked the end of Hiller's career. She instead chose to focus on theatre, and now has two teenage children.
As its Creative Director, Colette Hiller was instrumental in setting up SingLondon in 2007. In 2009, in addition to various song related events, Colette Hiller drove the Street Pianos project which saw pianos placed in London's public spaces, and freely available for people to play. The SingLondon project went on to spawn PingLondon, a project which in 2010 placed ping pong tables around London and, in 2011, the major cities of the UK. Also in 2011, SingLondon produced Search Party which took the form of a treasure hunt across London culminating in a party and which was part of the Cultural Olympiad in the run up to the 2012 Olympics. 2011 also saw SingLondon and Colette Hiller's involvement with Keep Britain Tidy in the form of the singing bins initiative.