English actress who became known for her roles on television including the series The Royal.
She studied at the Durham High School for Girls and learned acting at the Central School of Dramatic Art.
She once won a prize at school for reciting poetry.
She was married to John Alexander Bentley from 1955 until his death in 1994, and they had two children.
She appeared in the 1965 film The Nanny, starring Bette Davis.