British actress whose credits include Roman Polanski's film Tess and the ITV series Where the Heart Is.
She began her acting career in the early 1970s, appearing as a child in a BBC version of The Little Princess.
She began playing the role of Brenda Walker on the popular British soap opera Emmerdale in 2008.
She married fellow actor Christopher Guard, with whom she had daughters named Daisy and Rosie.
She played Nora the nurse in David Lynch's Oscar-nominated film The Elephant Man.