Known for portraying the character of Liz McDonald in British soap opera "Coronation Street."
Before her acting career, she was a shorthand typist.
She was given the role of Flo Henshaw in BBC Three sitcom "Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps" in 2001.
She married her fourth husband Jon McEwan in 2010.
She played Simon Gregson's character's mother in "Coronation Street."