She gained recognition for her theatrical performances in London's West End and appeared in the 1928 film Moulin Rouge and the 1929 film The Informer.
She made her on-screen debut in the 1928 silent film Moulin Rouge.
She appeared in the 1957 English thriller movie The Hypnotist.
She outlived both her first and second husbands, James Proudfoot and Captain Leslie Hancock. She had one child with Captain Hancock.
She frequently appeared in stage productions of plays by George Bernard Shaw, and she also served as president of the Shaw Society.