English television actress who appeared in over 1500 episodes of the soap opera EastEnders.
She studied at the Aida Foster School and Our Lady's Convent in the 1930s.
She is a two-time British Soap Opera Award winner (2009 and 1999) for EastEnders.
She married her third husband, Scott Mitchell, in 2000.
She had a guest role opposite David Tennant in Dr. Who.