Children: Sam (b 1988) and Dandy (b. 1991)
Her Coronation Street (1960) character Denise Osbourne became the 8th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Denise had a son Daniel (played originally by Lewis Harney and later Dominic Holmes), born on 4 January 1995.
She was awarded the 1982 London Critics' Circle Theatre Award (Drama Theatre Award) for Best Supporting Actress of 1981 for her performance in Street Wise.