British leading actress, best known for her performances on screen in the title role of The Story of Esther Costello (1957) (as a deaf-mute) and in Room at the Top (1959). Started in repertory theatre, making her debut in a 1955 production of "The Love Match". Prolific during the 1970's, playing leads at the Haymarket Theatre in Leicester in classical plays by Shakespeare, Pinter, Ibsen, Rattigan, Strindberg and Dostoevsky.
Younger sister of Ann Sears.
Mother, with Anthony Masters, of sons Giles Masters, Dominic Masters and Adam Masters.
Sister-in-law of Michael Holden.
Graduated from the Central School of Speech and Drama.