Completely deaf in one ear, partially in her other.
Her mother developed chicken pox while pregnant with Stephanie. It is believed that this was the root of her partial deafness. She is associated with the Tinnitus Society of Great Britain.
Ex-sister-in-law of Peter McEnery, Julie Peasgood and photographer David McEnery.
Studied ballet from the age of four.
Trained in mime in Paris with Etienne Decroux before studying at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London where she performed in such productions as "The Merchant of Venice" (as Portia) and "Twelfth Night" (as Maria).