Favourite Actresses

by adderj | created - 05 Sep 2018 | updated - 04 Oct 2018 | Public

1. Seeta Indrani

Actress | Transformers: The Last Knight

Began her career as Cassandra in the original cast of "Cats" by Andrew Lloyd Webber, followed by seasons at The Royal National Theatre, The Royal Exchange, and The Royal Shakespeare Company, where she renewed her relationship with "Cats" director Trevor Nunn, and went on to work with John Caird, ...

2. Samantha Robson

Actress | A Good Year

A star in the UK from her four series as WPC Vicky Hagen on the award-winning police drama "The Bill", Samantha Robson completed her first US film A Year and a Day (2005) opposite Fairuza Balk, Sean Gullette and Joshua Leonard. She is also a series regular on the Cartoon Network's "Toonami".


3. Diana Rigg

Actress | On Her Majesty's Secret Service

British actress Dame Diana Rigg was born on July 20, 1938 in Doncaster, Yorkshire, England. She has had an extensive career in film and theatre, including playing the title role in "Medea", both in London and New York, for which she won the 1994 Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.

Rigg made her ...

4. Honor Blackman

Actress | Goldfinger

Comparing this sultry-eyed blonde to Greta Garbo and Marlene Dietrich may seem a bit overzealous, but Honor Blackman's stylish allure cannot be denied.

One of four children, Blackman was born in London's East End, to Edith Eliza (Stokes), a homemaker, and Frederick Thomas Blackman, a statistician ...

5. Linda Thorson

Actress | The Avengers

Tall (5'9"), svelte, adventurous young actress Linda Thorson, invariably known as the brunette dish who replaced Diana Rigg on the highly popular The Avengers (1961) spy series, was born Linda Robinson on June 18, 1947, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The second of four children of a math and physics ...

6. Louise Harrison

Actress | Coronation Street

Louise Harrison was born on November 26, 1962 in Manchester, England as Louise Anna Imogen Harrison. She is an actress and producer, known for Coronation Street (1960), The Bill (1984) and Gentlemen and Players (1988).

7. Alexandra Bastedo

Actress | Casino Royale

Alexandra Bastedo was born on March 9, 1946 in Hove, East Sussex, England as Alexandra Lendon Bastedo. She was an actress, known for Casino Royale (1967), Batman Begins (2005) and The Champions (1968). She was married to Patrick Garland. She died on January 12, 2014 in West Sussex, England.

8. Caroline Langrishe

Actress | Lovejoy

Caroline trained at Elmhurst Ballet School, and started working in film, theatre and television from the age of 17. She is probably best known for her roles as running characters: Charlotte Cavendish in 'Lovejoy', Georgina Channing in 'Judge John Deed' and Marilyn Fox in 'Casualty'. Caroline was ...

9. Elizabeth Carling

Actress | Casualty

Elizabeth Carling was born on October 20, 1967 in Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Casualty (1986), Goodnight Sweetheart (1993) and The Damned United (2009).

10. Rachel Davies

Actress | Doctor Who

Rachel Davies was born in Manchester, Greater Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Band of Gold (1995) and The Last Detective (2003).

11. Nyree Dawn Porter

Actress | The Protectors

Landing the starring role of Irene in the 1967 broadcast of John Galsworthy's "Forsyte Saga," Nyree Dawn Porter established herself as a prominent actress for television drama. She was born on the north island of New Zealand and was first a stage actress in New Zealand before setting out for a ...

12. Annette Andre

Actress | A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Annette Andre (Birth name Annette Christine Andreallo) is best-known for her work on British television throughout the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s.

She began as a ballet dancer, moving on to radio, theatre and TV work in Australia, before filming small roles in "Cleopatra" and "Panic Button" in Italy and...

13. Lynn Dalby

Actress | Budgie

Lynn Dalby was born on February 17, 1947 in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Budgie (1971), Emmerdale Farm (1972) and The Gnomes of Dulwich (1969). She was previously married to Ray Lonnen.

14. Cynthia Lynn

Actress | Hogan's Heroes

Cynthia Lynn was born on April 2, 1937 in Riga, Latvia as Zinta Valda Ziemelis. She was an actress, known for Hogan's Heroes (1965), The Six Million Dollar Man (1974) and Mission: Impossible (1966). She died on March 10, 2014 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

15. Sigrid Valdis

Actress | The Wild Wild West

A native Californian of Swedish descent, Sigrid Valdis (the professional stage name of Patricia Olson) was raised in the Westwood/Brentwood suburbs of Los Angeles, and attended many exclusive private schools, including Marymount High School. Upon graduation she moved to Europe, then to New York ...

16. Joanna Lumley

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous

Joanna Lumley was born on 1 May, 1946 in Kashmir, India, to British parents, Thya Beatrice Rose (Weir) and James Rutherford Lumley. Her father was a major in the Gurkha Rifles, and she spent most of her early childhood in the Far East where her father was posted.

An aspiring actress, she first came ...

17. Patricia Hodge

Actress | Miranda

Patricia Hodge was born on September 29, 1946 in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England as Patricia Ann Hodge. She is known for her work on Miranda (2009), The Elephant Man (1980) and The Falklands Play (2002). She was previously married to Peter Douglas Owen.

18. Kerry Peers

Actress | Unnatural Pursuits

Kerry Peers was born on November 1, 1964. She is an actress, known for Unnatural Pursuits (1992), The Bill: Target (1996) and The Bill (1984).

19. Carole Ann Ford

Actress | The Day of the Triffids

Carole Ann Ford was born in June 1940 and first appeared in a film at the age of eight. Following acting and elocution lessons, she started doing commercials and walk-on work, and her first proper role was in the play "Women of the Streets." She continued working in theatre, film (including ...

20. Elisabeth Sladen

Actress | Doctor Who

Elisabeth Sladen was born in Liverpool, England. She attended drama school for two years before joining the local repertory theatre in her home town of Liverpool. She met actor Brian Miller during her first production there and they were later married after meeting again in Manchester, three years ...

21. Nicola Bryant

Actress | Doctor Who

Nicola Bryant was born the daughter of a heating engineer, in 1960, in Surrey, England. She began her training in dance and music at the age of three, studying classical ballet, then jazz and tap dance, the piano, flute and guitar, and finally acting at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. ...

22. Julie Stevens

Actress | The Avengers

Julie Stevens was born on December 20, 1936 in Prestwich, England. She is known for her work on The Avengers (1961), Watch with Mother (1953) and Carry on Cleo (1964).

23. Libby Davison

Actress | Ain't Misbehavin'

Libby Davison was born on August 22, 1966. She is an actress, known for Ain't Misbehavin' (1997), The Bill (1984) and The Royal Today (2008).

24. Andrea Mason

Actress | The Bill

Andrea Mason is an actress, known for The Bill (1984), Always and Everyone (1999) and Wire in the Blood (2002).

25. Suzanne Maddock

Actress | The Bill

Suzanne Maddock was born on February 13, 1976 in Liverpool, England. She is an actress, known for The Bill (1984), Land and Freedom (1995) and Hetty Wainthropp Investigates (1996). She has been married to Matthew Grummett since March 15, 2011. They have two children.

26. Joy Brook

Actress | Band of Gold

Joy Brook was born on May 9, 1969 in Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England. She is an actress, known for Band of Gold (1995), The Thin Blue Line (1995) and Peak Practice (1993).

27. Jane Wall

Actress | Beneath the Blue

Television, film and theatre actress best known for her 4 seasons on Bafta award winning drama, "The Bill". British/Nigerian actress raised in London, United Kingdom. Jane trained at Mountview Theatre School and The School of the Science of Acting. Jane lives in Los Angeles with her husband and 2 ...

28. Kelly Lawrence

Actress | The Bill

Kelly Lawrence was born on August 31, 1966 in East London, England. She is an actress, known for The Bill (1984), Dramarama (1983) and Travelling Man (1984).

29. Nula Conwell

Actress | The Elephant Man

Nula Conwell was born on May 24, 1959 in London, England. She is an actress, known for The Elephant Man (1980), Only Fools and Horses (1981) and Play for Today (1970).

30. Vikki Gee-Dare

Four Weddings and a Funeral

Vikki Gee-Dare was born on November 29, 1957 in London, England. She is known for her work on Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994), The Bill (1984) and Messiah (2001).

31. Lolita Chakrabarti

Actress | The Casual Vacancy

Lolita Chakrabarti grew up in Birmingham, England. She went on to train at RADA. As an actress she has worked extensively on stage and screen including Criminal (Netflix) Beowulf (ITV), Vera (ITV), The Casual Vacancy (BBC/HBO), Jekyll and Hyde (ITV), My Mad Fat Diary Season 3 (CH4) and Intruders (...

32. Lisa Geoghan

Actress | Big Deal

Lisa Geoghan was born on June 1, 1966 in Southwark, London, England as Lisa Maria Geoghan. She is an actress, known for Big Deal (1984), The Bill (1984) and Tucker's Luck (1983). She has been married to Michael Power since May 31, 1996. They have one child.

33. Frances Tomelty

Actress | The Amazing Mrs Pritchard

Frances Tomelty was born on October 6, 1948 in Belfast, Northern Ireland as Frances Eleanor Tomelty. She is an actress, known for The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006), Bullshot Crummond (1983) and Vanity Fair (1998). She was previously married to Sting.

34. Fiona Mollison

Actress | The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Fiona Mollison was born on January 9, 1954 in Java, East Indies. She is an actress, known for The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2015), Strangers (1978) and As Time Goes By (1992).

35. Siobhan Redmond

Actress | Frankenstein

She is the second-eldest of three sisters. Siobhan started acting in a wacky British TV comedy sketch called Alfresco (1983) (1982/1983), co-starring with Robbie Coltrane, Hugh Laurie, Ben Elton & Stephen Fry, among others. Her best-known role is "Detective Sgt. Mo Connell" in the police series, ...

36. Katy Manning

Actress | When Darkness Falls

Katy Manning trained as an actress at the Webber Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1971, she became known to millions of British television viewers when she joined Doctor Who (1963) as the companion Jo Grant, which she played for three seasons opposite Jon Pertwee as the Doctor until 1973. ...

37. Kim Tiddy

Actress | The Bill

Kim Tiddy was born in 1977 in Surrey, England as Kimberley Jane Tiddy. She is an actress, known for The Bill (1984), Synced (2021) and Hollyoaks (1995).

38. Lisa Maxwell

Actress | The Dark Crystal

Born in November 1963 to working-class parents, Lisa Maxwell was raised on an East London housing estate, and as a child was encouraged by her mother to pursue her obvious talent for entertaining, enrolling at the local drama school for weekend classes. Her first big break came in the early 1980s ...

39. Ali Bastian

Actress | Who Is Alice

Ali Bastian was born in 1982 in Windsor, Berkshire, England as Alexandra Bastian. She is an actress, known for Who Is Alice (2017), Death in Paradise (2011) and The Bill (1984).

40. Sally Rogers

Actress | The Bill

Sally Rogers is an actor from the city of Manchester, who began her career on the stage in 1989. She trained at the Webber Douglas Academy. When Sally wasn't working on the stage she built a strong line of guest roles in various British series, which culminated with her current run on The Bill (...

41. Natalie Roles

Actress | The Bill

Natalie Roles was born on September 8, 1968 in Enfield, Middlesex, England. She is an actress, known for The Bill (1984), It Couldn't Happen Here (1987) and Take a Girl Like You (2000).

42. Tania Emery

Actress | Den of Lions

Tania Emery was born on June 26, 1976 in Windsor, Berkshire, England. She is an actress and director, known for Den of Lions (2003), Brothers of the Head (2005) and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014).

43. Anneke Wills

Actress | The Avengers

Anneke Wills made her acting debut at age eleven in a film called Child's Play (1954). She then studied at a drama school, the Arts Educational, for about four years, winning many children's TV and theatre roles. Subsequently, she enrolled at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, but did not complete ...

44. Wendy Padbury

Actress | The Blood on Satan's Claw

Wendy Padbury trained at the Aida Foster Stage School and made her TV debut on the BBC arts programme "Monitor" soon after starting the course. More TV work followed and, by the age of seventeen, she had landed a regular role in the ATV soap opera Crossroads (1964). Soon after this, she applied for...

46. Louise Jameson

Actress | Doctor Who

Louise Jameson is a classically trained actress whose first love is the stage, but she also became known to millions of British television viewers through her roles in such hugely popular television series as Doctor Who (1963), Tenko (1981), Bergerac (1981) and EastEnders (1985).

Jameson had formal ...

46. Deborah Watling

Actress | The Invisible Man

Born on 2 January 1948, Deborah Watling grew up in an acting family. She attended stage school after failing her O level exams, but left after three weeks and got herself an agent. She then landed the part of Alice in a BBC play "The Life of Lewis Carroll" (aka The Wednesday Play: Alice (1965)). ...

47. Maureen O'Brien

Actress | The Lost Boys

After studying for a teaching diploma at the Central School of Speech and Drama, Maureen O'Brien became a founding member of the Everyman Theatre in her native Liverpool. About three months later she was persuaded to audition for the part of Vicki on Doctor Who. She was reluctant to accept the role...

48. Sophie Aldred

Actress | Doctor Who

Sophie Aldred was born in Greenwich, London, and brought up in nearby Blackheath. After leaving school, she attended Manchester University, where she took a degree in drama. From university she sang in working men's clubs to obtain her Equity Card, then worked in a children's theatre, appearing in ...

49. Lalla Ward

Actress | Doctor Who: Shada

Lalla Ward born Sarah Ward, daughter of Lord Bangor - Edward Ward - and his writer wife, Marjorie Banks. She always wanted to act, paint and draw, and so joined the Central School of Speech and Drama in 1967. When she left in 1970, it was straight into a part in the Hammer film Vampire Circus (1972)...

50. Caroline John

Actress | Love Actually

Caroline John was a classically trained actress who did some significant and prestigious stage work, but she is best remembered for one television role which she played for less than a year (and only four serials) - that of Dr. Elizabeth Shaw in Doctor Who (1963). Of the many satellites that have ...

51. Mary Tamm

Actress | Doctor Who

Mary Tamm was born on March 22, 1950 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England. She was an actress, known for Doctor Who (1963), Doghouse (2009) and The Likely Lads (1976). She was married to Marcus Ringrose. She died on July 26, 2012 in Battersea, London, England.

52. Sarah Sutton

Actress | Doctor Who

Sarah Sutton was born on 12 December 1961 and began her acting career at the age of seven when, while attending the Elm Hurst Ballet School, she was picked to play the part of Roo in a Phoenix Theatre production of "Winnie the Pooh". By the age of eleven she had landed a number of TV roles, ...

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