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).
One of the founder members of The Actor's Company in 1972, along with Sir Ian McKellen.
Understudied Vivien Leigh in Laurence Olivier's 1957 theatre production of "Titus Andronicus."
Second husband Herbert Wise directed her in a stage production of "Vanity Fair" in 1962. The following year they married. Divorcing in 1970, he continued to direct her in various TV productions.
Was one of the 'Windmill Girls', appearing in revue at the Windmill Theatre in the London West End during the 1940's.