English actress who played Natalie Barnes on the soap opera Coronation Street and Steph Haydock on the drama series Waterloo Road. She also appeared in Loose Women and Celebrity Big Brother. She has appeared in more than 700 episodes of television as an actress throughout her long career.
Early in her career, she joined the Live Theater Company.
She played Marsha Stubbs in the drama Soldier Soldier. She has accumulated more than 410,000 followers on her denise_welch Instagram page.
She was married to David Easter from 1985 to 1988 and Tim Healy from 1988 to 2012. In 2013, she married Lincoln Townley. She and Healy had two sons, Louis and Matthew.