English actress who began her career in the 1977 horror film Full Circle and has continued ever since, including roles in Return to Oz, Crime and Punishment, and 2011's Jane Eyre.
She began acting at age 10, and also trained as a dancer under Merle Park, a famous ballerina.
Her father is famed actor Simon Ward. In 1996, after coming out, she divorced her then-husband and began a relationship with Korean-American writer Rena Brannan.
She appeared in the television miniseries A Dark Adapted Eye with Helena Bonham Carter.