On Penny Dreadful, Lily is Dr. Frankenstein’s greatest creation yet. He made her by reviving the corpse of Brona Croft, a poor Irish immigrant. She was intended to be Frankenstein’s mate. Turns out she draws the attention of other men in town, too. Fans discover Lily isn’t what she appears to be.
Lily is portrayed by Billie Piper. The 32-year-old English actress is best known for her roles in Doctor Who (Rose Tyler), and Secret Diary of a Call Girl (Belle/Hannah). Piper is also a singer. Her first single, Because We Want To was a #1 hit. At the time she was 15 and given the title of “Pop Princess” of the UK. Her second hit, Girlfriend, also was a #1 hit. Her debut album, Honey to the B, sold more than three million copies in the UK alone. Penny Dreadful airs Sundays at 10pm on Showtime.