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.
Children: Sam (b 1988) and Dandy (b. 1991)
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.