I have! But Leela of the Sevateem wore moccasin-kinda boots and a leather one-piece...more of a Xena-esque outfit than Turanga Leela's.
I think our Leela's tank top look was inspired by Sigourney Weaver/Ripley from Alien/s
, and Linda Hamilton/Sarah Connor from Terminator 2
, and other "science fiction action babes" from the movies & TV.
As for the name, well..."Leela" seems (like "Sharra" and "Kira" ) to be one of those names that a LOT of people come up independently when inventing made-up names (at least English speakers), so a lot of writers & creators have used it in science fiction and fantasy. I can't think of any others right now, but I know I've seen more "Leela's" in my life, most of them in works that are forgotten (even, obviously, by me!
So although I don't think Futurama-Leela was consciously
based on Dr. Who's
Leela, (for one thing, I can't recall DW being mentioned on the Futurama commentaries, and I can't imagine David X. Cohen NOT mentioning it if he was a big fan
) I can't think of a more appropriate resonance than having our Leela be DW Leela's namesake. DW's Leela was one of the very early ass-kickin' heroines of television SF, and her popularity proved that fans LIKED "action babes," and therefore helped pave the way for Futurama's Leela and other ass-kickin' heroines of today.
Shiny "Surrender or die!" J. Fangirl