Female MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) Recipients Listby Sylviastel | created - 24 Jun 2018 | updated - 09 Jul 2018 | Public
1. Amma Asante
Director | Belle
Amma Asante is a British BAFTA award winning screenwriter and director, known for Belle (2013), and A Way of Life (2004). She is a former child actress, who began her writing career at the age of 23 with a script deals from both Channel 4 in the UK and BBC. Her first movie, A Way of Life, which she...
4. Pam Ayres
Actress | The Main Attraction
Pam Ayres was born on March 14, 1947 in Stanford-in-the-Vale, Oxfordshire, England. She is an actress and writer, known for The Main Attraction (1983), Playdays (1988) and An Evening with Pam Ayres (1983). She is married to Dudley Russell. They have two children.
8. Vera Atkins
Vera Atkins was born on June 15, 1908 in Galati, Romania. She died on June 24, 2000 in Hastings, East Sussex, England.
Actress | A Lesson
Yasmin Alibhai-Brown was born on December 10, 1949 in Uganda as Yasmin Damji. She is an actress, known for A Lesson, The Sundays (1998) and The Sunday Programme (1994). She has been married to Colin Brown since 1990. They have one child. She was previously married to Shiraz Alibhai.
11. Joan Aiken
Writer | Night Gallery
Joan Aiken was born on September 4, 1924 in Rye, Sussex, England as Joan Delano Aiken. She was a writer, known for Night Gallery (1969), Mort un dimanche de pluie (1986) and Television Theater (1953). She was married to Julius Goldstein and Ronald George Brown. She died on January 4, 2004 in ...
18. April Ashley
Actress | Human
April Ashley was born a boy in 1935 and christened George Jamieson. His father was a sailor in the British Royal Navy during WWII with an affinity for drink who sired 10 children in quick succession. George(April) was frail, with a calcium deficiency and refused to eat most food or drink his school...
Soundtrack | Skyfall
Adele Laurie Blue Adkins (born May 5, 1988) is a British singer-songwriter who has sold millions of albums worldwide and won a total of 15 Grammys as well as an Oscar. Adele's first two albums, 19 and 21, earned her critical praise and a level of commercial success unsurpassed among her peers. ...
26. Emily Blunt
Actress | Edge of Tomorrow
Emily Olivia Leah Blunt is a British actress known for her roles in The Devil Wears Prada (2006), The Young Victoria (2009), Edge of Tomorrow (2014), and The Girl on the Train (2016), among many others.
Blunt was born on February 23, 1983, in Roehampton, South West London, England, the second of ...
Granddaughter of Major General Peter Blunt CB, MBE, GM, FCIT (died in 2003).
32. Sue Barker
Actress | Mike Bassett: England Manager
Began her career as a professional tennis player when she moved to the USA in 1973. In 1976 she won the French Open Championship, her only Grand Slam title. However, following recurring injuries and loss of form, she retired in 1985, and after a short hiatus began her broadcasting career in ...
Soundtrack | Man of the Moment
The Beverley Sisters were originally knows as The Chinnery Sisters, singing in their spare time, between secretarial work. They were talent spotted in 1945, and re-named the Beverley Sisters, before appearing on BBC Radio programmes like "Variety Bandbox". Their first film was a 1947 Pathé short, "...
35. June Brown
Actress | EastEnders
June Brown served in the Wrens and was classically trained at the Old Vic Drama School. She has enjoyed a long career in the theatre, television and the cinema. The actor Nigel Hawthorne described her as "one of the most beautiful creatures I've seen on stage" after seeing her performance as ...
39. Louise Bennett
Actress | Chi trova un amico trova un tesoro
She received her education from Ebenezer and Calabar Elementary Schools, St. Simon's College, Excelsior College, Friends College (Highgate).
Her contribution to Jamaican cultural life was such that she was honored with the M.B.E., the Norman Manley Award for Excellence (in the field of Arts), the ...
For Jamaican culture and Art in 1961.
48. Carol Brady
Self | ITV Lunchtime News
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to consumers and better regulations. She is the Chair of the Chartered Trading Standards Institute Board and lives in Swadlincote, Derybshire, England.
Self | The Big Questions
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to People who experience Drug Addiction and their Families. She is the Founder of DrugFAM in Twyford, Berkshire, England.
62. Whina Cooper
Whina Cooper was born on December 9, 1895 in Te Karaka, New Zealand as Whina Josephine Te Wake. She was married to William Cooper and Richard Gilbert. She died on March 26, 1994 in Hokianga, New Zealand.
82. Betty Callaway
Betty Callaway was born on March 22, 1928 in Reading, Berkshire, England as Betty Daphne Roberts. She died on June 27, 2011 in Seer Green, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England.
92. Sharron Davies
Actress | The Optimist
Sharron Davies was born on November 1, 1962 in Plymouth, Devon, England. She is an actress, known for The Optimist (1983), 3-2-1 (1978) and Commonwealth Games (1954). She has been married to Tony Kingston since 2002. They have one child. She was previously married to Derek Redmond and John Crisp.
Actress | Coronation Street
Eileen Derbyshire was born on October 6, 1930 in Urmston, Manchester, England. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), All Star Comedy Carnival (1969) and This Is Your Life (1955). She has been married to Thomas Holt since April 1, 1965. They have one child.
98. Elizabeth Dawn
Actress | Coronation Street
Sylvia Butterfield MBE, known professionally as Elizabeth Dawn or Liz Dawn, is an English actress, best known for her role as Vera Duckworth in the long-running British soap opera, Coronation Street. First starting on the serial in 1974, she had more of a recurring role as a factory worker until ...
99. Betty Driver
Actress | Coronation Street
Elizabeth Mary "Betty" Driver, MBE was a British actress and singer, best known for her role as Betty Williams (previously Betty Turpin) on the British soap opera, Coronation Street (1960) from 1969 to 2011, appearing in more than 2,800 episodes.
She had previously appeared as Mrs Edgley in ...