British actress most well known for her roles as Yvette Carte-Blanche and Patricia Foster on the series Allo Allo! and Emmerdale, respectively.
She appeared regularly in the BBC series Crackerjack. She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire in 2010.
She competed against Michael Buerk on I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
She was an aspiring ballet dancer and attended the Aida Foster stage school. She also completed a secretarial course.
She appeared in the horror film Virgin Witch alongside her sister Ann. She was born in Chigwell, Essex, England to a father who worked as a fish-trader and a mother who was an actress.
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