Began on stage but quickly relocated to Australia after marrying her first husband in the early 1950s. She returned after their divorce in 1957.
Mother was actress Molly Redmond and father was a stage manager.
Best known for her numerous titled ladies in period drama: among them, she played Queen Victoria on stage at the Royal Court Theatre in "Early Morning" (1968/69); Lady Gurney in "The Ruling Class" (1968); the Duchess of Cleveland in "The First Churchills" (TV,1969) and Lady Bantling in "The Alleyn Mysteries" (1994).
Had no children from either marriages.
Tested for the part of Emma Peel in The Avengers (1961) when it became clear Elizabeth Shepherd was unsuitable for the part, which eventually went to Diana Rigg.