English soap star who was the face of Kath on EastEnders for fifteen years. She also played Sandy in Hollyoaks from 2013 to 2014.
She worked as a secretary before winning her first acting role in the 1970's.
She had starring roles on The Bill and Footballers' Wives.
She had two children with Geoff Knights.
She and Barbara Windsor had two of the longest tenures on EastEnders.