Female MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) Recipients Listby Sylviastel | created - 24 Jun 2018 | updated - 09 Jul 2018 | Public
103. Erica Dunton
Director | To Get Her
British Writer/Director Erica graduated from Durham University with a Law degree and then went on to spend three years at the National Film and Television School (NFTS) in the UK. She has directed eight features plus commercials, promos and television including the E Network shown "The Royals" ...
Daughter of Joe Dunton BSC MBE.
104. Siobhan Davies
Director | All This Can Happen
Siobhan Davies is an acclaimed British choreographer, founder and artistic director of Siobhan Davies Dance. Her creativity stems from her belief in dance as a wellspring of ideas, knowledge and forms. She began dancing while a student at Art College and soon joined London Contemporary Dance ...
110. Louise Dyson
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 Disabled People in the Entertainment Industry. She is the Founder of VisABLE Talent Agency and lives in Pershore, Worcestershire, England.
115. Janet Ellis
Actress | Doctor Who
Janet Ellis was born on September 16, 1955 in Chatham, Kent, England as Janet Michelle Ellis. She is known for her work on Doctor Who (1963), Hotel Babylon (2006) and Absolon (2003). She is married to John Leach. They have two children. She was previously married to Robin Bextor.
127. Vivian French
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to literature and the arts. She is an author in Edinburgh, Scotland.
132. Pippa Funnell
Pippa Funnell was born on October 7, 1968 in the UK as Philippa Rachel Nolan. She is an actress, known for The Spirit of the Equestrian: Pippa Funnell (2006), A Question of Sport (1970) and Parade of the Heroes: Athens 2004 (2004).
136. Dawn Fraser
Actress | Swimming Upstream
Dawn Lorraine Fraser (born 4 September 1937) is an Australian freestyle champion swimmer and former politician. She is one of only three swimmers to have won the same Olympic event three times - in her case the women's 100-metre freestyle. Fraser was born in the Sydney suburb of Balmain, New South ...
139. Sally Groves
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Music. She is the former Creative Director of Schott Music in London, England.
142. Rose Gray
Actress | Life Vest Inside: Kindness Boomerang
Rose Gray was born on January 28, 1939 in Bedford, Bedfordshire, England as Clemency Anne Rose Swann. She was an actress, known for Life Vest Inside: Kindness Boomerang (2011), An Italian Christmas: Recipes from the River Cafe (1996) and Victoria Died in 1901 and Is Still Alive Today (2001). She ...
143. Sarah Gordy
Actress | Call the Midwife
Sarah Gordy is an actress, known for her roles in Upstairs Downstairs (2010), Call the Midwife (2014) and Holby City (2012). As well as BBC shows, she has acted in short films, radio dramas, commercials and many theatre productions.
Born in London to a British mother and American father, she has ...
148. Tanni Grey-Thompson
Actress | Twenty Twelve
Tanni Grey-Thompson was born on July 26, 1969 in Cardiff, Wales as Tanni Carys Davina. She is an actress, known for Twenty Twelve (2011), Commonwealth Games (1954) and The London Marathon (1981). She has been married to Ian Thompson since 1999. They have one child.
Self | Nicky's Family
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to music. She is a fund raiser and patron for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and lives in Preston, Lancashire, England. She is also known as Lady ...
150. Julie Goodyear
Actress | Coronation Street
Julie's father walked out on the family soon after Julie's birth, Julie took stepfather Bill Goodyear's name. Most famous as Bet Lynch, barmaid landlady of Coronation Street (1960), her stepfather was a publican, and she served behind his bar, The Bay House in Haywood, to raise money for her ...
154. Angela Hartnett
Angela Hartnett is one of the most high-profile women in the restaurant world and one of the brightest talents to have emerged on the UK food scene in the past few years. She is a protégée of Gordon Ramsay and was made famous by her appearances on British television.
During her childhood, Angela's ...
156. Doris Hare
Actress | On the Buses
Doris Hare was born on March 1, 1905 in Bargoed, Monmouthshire, Wales as Doris Breamer Hare. She was an actress, known for On the Buses (1969), The Avengers (1961) and Second Best (1994). She was married to John Fraser Roberts. She died on May 30, 2000 in Denville Hall, Northwood, Hillingdon, ...
157. Odette Hallowes
Odette Hallowes was born on April 28, 1912 in Amiens, Somme, France as Odette Marie Céline Brailly. She is known for her work on Carve Her Name with Pride (1958) and This Is Your Life (1955). She was married to Geoffrey MacLeod Hallowes, Peter Churchill and Roy Sansom. She died on March 13, 1995 in...
164. Christine Hill
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2003 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to hospital entertainment. She was the Founder and Chief Executive of MediCinema.
172. Georgette Heyer
Writer | The Reluctant Widow
British novelist Georgette Heyer was born in London, England, in 1902. Although she showed an aptitude for writing at an early age, she did not, as many aspiring writers often do, attend college as a journalism or English major; in fact, she did not attend college at all. At age 17 she wrote her ...
daughter of George Heyer MBE
173. PJ Harvey
Soundtrack | Strange Days
Polly Jean Harvey was born in England on October 9th 1969. The daughter of a quarryman father and an artist mother, Polly Jean, or PJ as she is more commonly known, was raised on a sheep farm in Yeovil, Somerset. She learned to play a number of instruments as a child (including guitar, saxophone, ...
174. Katherine Haber
Katherine Haber MBE was born in 1944 in London, England. She is best known for her work as Production Executive on Blade Runner (1982) as well as her collaboration with Sam Peckinpah on 8 of his films, including Straw Dogs, The Getaway, Pat Garrett And Billy The Kid and Cross of Iron. She is a ...
175. Joanne Harris
Writer | Chocolat
Joanne Harris was born on July 3, 1964 in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. She is known for her work on Chocolat (2000), The Cape Island Affair and Christmas University Challenge (2011). She has been married to Kevin since August 24, 1988. They have one child.
177. Laurie Holloway
Soundtrack | Secrets of a Door-to-Door Salesman
Laurie Holloway was born on March 31, 1938 in Oldham, Lancashire, England as Laurence Holloway. He is known for his work on Naughty Wives (1973), Wicked Women (1970) and The Martian Chronicles (1980). He was previously married to Marian Montgomery.
182. Kelly Hoppen
Actress | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie
Kelly Hoppen was born in 1959 in Cape Town, South Africa as Kelly Elaine Hoppen. She is an actress, known for Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016), Reality Bites (2015) and Would I Lie to You? (2007). She was previously married to Ed Miller and Graham Corrett.
185. Janine Irons
She is the managing director of The Dune Music Company Ltd. and Tomorrows Warriors Ltd in Harrow, Middlesex, England.
187. Betty Jackson
Costume_department | The New Avengers
Betty Jackson was born on June 24, 1949 in Lancashire, England. She is known for her work on The New Avengers (1976), A Midwinter's Tale (1995) and Absolutely Fabulous (1992). She has been married to David Cohen since January 14, 1986. They have two children.
190. Uzma Johal
Producer | Exótica
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Digital Economy in the East Midlands. She is the Festival Director for Frequency Festival, Co-founder and director of Threshold Studios and lives in Nuthall, ...
191. Ruth Jones
Actress | Stella
Born in Bridgend, South Wales. Attended Porthcawl Comprehensive School. Trained at Warwick University (BA in Drama and Theatre Studies) then actor training at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Television includes Fat Friends (2000) series I, II,III,IV, Tales from Pleasure Beach (2001) for ...
193. Louise Jackson
Louise Jackson was born as Louise Anne Jackson.
195. Laurie Johnson
Prolific British composer who has written scores for over four hundred film and television series. Very much of the old school of film composers, he studied at the Royal Academy of Music in London and his scores reflect this classical training in their complexity. The trademark Johnson sound is the...
197. Zoe Jackson
Camera_department | Lost
She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Young Entrepreneurs and the Performing Arts in St. Albans, Hertfordshire, England. She is the founder and director of Living The Dream Peforming Arts Company.