Female MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) Recipients List

by Sylviastel | created - 24 Jun 2018 | updated - 09 Jul 2018 | Public

101. Susan Devoy

Self | A Question of Sport

Susan Devoy was born on January 1, 1964 in Rotorua, New Zealand as Susan Elizabeth Anne Devoy.

102. Phyllis Dalton

Costume_designer | The Princess Bride

Phyllis Dalton was born on October 16, 1925 in London, England as Phyllis Margaret Dalton. She is known for her work on The Princess Bride (1987), Henry V (1989) and Doctor Zhivago (1965). She is married to Dalton.

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 ...

105. Maurine Duvalier

Actress | Island Women

Maurine Duvalier was born on May 14, 1926 in Burial Ground, Nassau, Bahamas as Maureen Verlene Duvalier. She was an actress, known for Island Women (1958). She was married to Duvalier. She died on December 19, 2014 in the Bahamas.

106. Dora Dixon-Fyle

Actress | Great Moments in Aviation

Dora Dixon-Fyle is an actress, known for Great Moments in Aviation (1994) and Screen One (1985).

107. Laura Davies

Self | Women's British Open

Laura Davies was born on October 5, 1963 in Coventry, West Midlands, England as Laura Jane Davies.

108. Julia Donaldson

Writer | The Giants of Groil

Julia Donaldson was born as Julia Catherine. She is a writer, known for The Giants of Groil, The Snail and the Whale (2019) and Zog (2018). She is married to Donaldson.

109. Claire Doherty

Art_department | Nothing Personal

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 the Arts in the South-West England. She is the Founder of Situations.

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.

111. Stacey Dooley

Justice

Stacey Dooley was born on March 9, 1987 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England as Stacey Jaclyn Dooley. She is known for her work on Justice (2003), Madness Rocks Big Ben Live (2018) and The Pets Factor (2017).

112. Gail Emms

Self | Commonwealth Games

Gail Emms was born as Gail Elizabeth Emms.

113. Mercy Edwards

Director | Becoming Mercy

Mercy Edwards is an actress and director, known for Becoming Mercy (2014), Whatever, the Series (2011) and Psychic Investigators (2006).

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.

116. Jessica Ennis-Hill

Self | Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em

Jessica Ennis-Hill was born on January 28, 1986 in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England as Jessica Phyllis Ennis. She has been married to Andy Hill since May 18, 2013. They have two children.

117. Non Evans

Self | Gladiators

Cardiff, Wales

118. Charlotte Edwards

Actress | Shrink

Charlotte Edwards was born on December 17, 1979 in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, England as Charlotte Marie Edwards. She is an actress, known for Shrink (2015), Midlands Today (1964) and A Question of Sport (1970).

119. Brenda Edwards

Actress | The Wright Way

Brenda Edwards was born in 1974 in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for The Wright Way (2013), 5 Aside (2014) and The Singer Takes It All (2014). She has been married to Patrick Edwards since August 1996.

120. Jean Edusei

Self | ITV Weekend News

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 Girlguiding and to Young People in Ghana. She lives in Newcastle-Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, England.

121. Ndidi Ekubia

Self | Veer

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 Silversmithing in Camberley, Surrey, England.

122. Julia Eccleston

Actress | Remember the Ladies

Julia Eccleston is an actress, known for Remember the Ladies (2006).

123. Sadie Edwards

Self | Teaching an Old Dog New Tricks

Sadie Edwards was born as Sadie Fiona Edwards. She is married to Mason.

124. Tracy Edwards

Self | You Bet!

Tracy Edwards was born on September 5, 1962 in Reading, Berkshire, England.

125. Barbara English

Self | Time Team

Barbara English was born as Barbara Ann English.

126. Penny Francis

2001: A Space Odyssey

Penny Francis was born as Penelope Ann. She is an actress, known for 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) and Star! (1968). She is married to Francis.

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.

128. Terry Flanagan

Self | BBC North West Tonight

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Rugby League and to charity in North West in Grasscroft, Greater Manchester, England.

129. Menna Fitzpatrick

Self | Midlands Today

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2018 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Paralympic Winter Olympic Sport. She lives in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England.

130. Sheila Fairhurst

Self | Granada Reports

Sheila Fairhurst is married to Trevor Fairhurst.

131. Rachael Heyhoe-Flint

Self | World of Sport

Rachael Heyhoe-Flint was born on June 11, 1939 in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England. She was married to Derrick Flint. She died on January 18, 2017 in England.

132. Pippa Funnell

Actress | The Spirit of the Equestrian: 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).

133. Lillian Frank

Actress | Rikky and Pete

Lillian Frank was born as Lillian Georgina Frank. She is an actress, known for Rikky and Pete (1988), The Alive Tribe (1997) and Inside the Birdcage (2006).

134. Gaynor Fairweather

Self | High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman

She and her dance partner, Donnie Burns, were both awarded the MBE (Members of the Order of the British Empire) in 1994 for their services to competitive ballroom dancing.

135. Clare Francis

Writer | Deceit

Clare Francis was born on April 17, 1946 in Thames Ditton, Surrey, England as Clare Mary Francis. She is a writer, known for Deceit (2000), Deceit (2004) and French and Saunders (1987). She was previously married to Jaque Robert Redon.

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 ...

137. Caryn Franklin

Actress | Confetti

Caryn Franklin was born on January 11, 1959 in Ealing, London, England as Caryn D. Franklin. She is an actress, known for Confetti (2006), Juke Box Jury (1959) and Shooting Stars (1993).

138. Helen Glover

Self | A Question of Sport

Helen Glover was born on June 17, 1986 in Truro, Cornwall, England.

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.

140. Maria Georgiou

Make_up_department | Vendetta

Canvey Island, Essex, England

141. Bonamy Grimes

Producer | Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans

He was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2016 Queen's Birthday Honours List for his services to Technology and Travel. He is the Co-Founder of Skyscanner in Diss, Norfolk, 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 ...

144. Katherine Grainger

Self | The Boat Race

Katherine Grainger was born on November 12, 1975 in Glasgow, Scotland as Katherine Jane Grainger.

145. Judy Grinham

Actress | Operation Bullshine

Judy Grinham is an actress, known for Operation Bullshine (1959), After Hours (1958) and Junior Sportsview (1957). She is married to Patrick Rowley. They have two children.

146. Ashley Giles

Self | The Ashes

Ashley Giles was born on March 19, 1973 in Chertsey, Surrey, England as Ashley Fraser Giles.

147. Romayne Grigorova

Actress | ITV Saturday Night Theatre

Romayne Grigorova was born as Romayne Ida Mary. She is known for her work on ITV Sunday Night Theatre (1969), Don Carlo (1985) and Great Performances (1971).

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.

149. Milena Grenfell-Baines

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 ...

151. Tanika Gupta

Writer | EastEnders

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2008 Queen's Birthday Honors List for her services to drama.

152. Sally Gunnell

Self | Commonwealth Games

Sally Gunnell was born on July 29, 1966 in Chigwell, Essex, England as Sally Jane Janet Gunnell. She has been married to Jonathan Bigg since 1992. They have three children.

153. Julie Gardner

Producer | Doctor Who

Julie Gardner is known for her work on Doctor Who (2005), Othello (2001) and Torchwood (2006).

154. Angela Hartnett

Self | The Heat: A Kitchen (R)evolution

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 ...

155. Jessica Huie

Self | Live from Studio Five

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2014 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Entrepreneurship. She is the Founder of Color Blind Cards in London, England.

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

Carve Her Name with Pride

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...

158. Eva Hart

Self | In Search of...

Eva Hart was born on January 31, 1905 in Ilford, Essex, England as Eva Miriam Hart. She died on February 14, 1996 in London, England.

159. Joan Hughes

Stunts | The Blue Max

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1946 for her services during World War II.

160. Jo Hansford

Self | Camilla: The Uncrowned Queen

She was awarded the MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the Hairdressing Industry.

161. Liz Hobbs

Self | The Adventure Game

Liz Hobbs was born in 1960 in England.

162. Ruby Hammer

Make_up_department | The Face

Ruby Hammer is known for her work on The Face (2013), ASBO Teen to Beauty Queen (2006) and Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two (2004).

163. Kate Howey

Self | They Think It's All Over

Kate Howey was born on May 31, 1973 in England.

164. Christine Hill

Self | 1st Annual Directors Guild of Great Britain DGGB Awards

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.

165. Ayesha Hazarika

Self | Utterly Outrageous Comedy

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 political service. She is the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Leader of the Labour Party in London, England.

166. Eileen Hayes

Actress | Seeds

Eileen Hayes was born as Eileen Margaret. She is an actress, known for Seeds (1968), The Ghastly Ones (1968) and The Wright Stuff (2000).

167. Remi Harris

Actor | What Comes Between Fear and Sex

Remi Harris was born as Remilekum Omolara Harris. He is an actor, known for What Comes Between Fear and Sex (2011) and Eurydice and... (2015).

168. Karen Hilton

Self | Ballroom Dancing: The International Championships

Karen Hilton is married to Marcus Hilton. They have one child.

169. Emma Hayes

Self | Women's FA Cup Final

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 Football. She is the manager of the Chelsea Ladies and lives in Stoke D'Abernon, Surrey, England.

170. Ashia Hansen

Self | They Think It's All Over

Ashia Hansen was born as Ashia Kate Nana Korantima. She is married to Hansen.

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

Blade Runner

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.

176. Sophie Hosking

Self | Mastermind

Sophie Hosking was born on January 25, 1986 in Edinburgh, Scotland as Sophie Hannah Marguerite Hosking.

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.

178. Kelly Holmes

Actress | Road to Rio (BBC News)

Kelly Holmes was born on April 19, 1970 in Pembury, Kent, England. She is an actress, known for Road to Rio (BBC News) (2016), Superstars (2008) and Commonwealth Games (1954).

179. Ashley Hutchings

Soundtrack | A Room for Romeo Brass

Ashley Hutchings was born on January 26, 1945 in Southgate, London, England as Ashley Stephen Hutchings.

180. Margaret Hodge

Self | UK General Election

Margaret Hodge was born on September 8, 1944 in Cairo, Egypt as Margaret Eve Oppenheimer. She was previously married to Henry Hodge and Andrew Watson.

181. Alyson Hogg

Self | Xposé

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 Economic Development in Northern Ireland. She is the Founder and Owner of Vita Liberata in Ballyclare, Antrim, Northern Ireland.

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.

183. Penelope Hobhouse

Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn

Penelope Hobhouse was born in 1930. She is known for her work on Gardens of the World with Audrey Hepburn (1993) and The Gardener (2016).

185. Janine Irons

She is the managing director of The Dune Music Company Ltd. and Tomorrows Warriors Ltd in Harrow, Middlesex, England.

186. Vicky Ireland

Actress | Consuming Passions

Vicky Ireland is a writer and actress, known for Consuming Passions (1988), The Hanged Man (1975) and Jane Eyre (1983).

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.

188. Jade Jones

Self | A League of Their Own

Jade Jones was born on March 21, 1993 in Bodelwyddan, Denbighshire, Wales.

189. Tracy Johnson

Make_up_department | The Crush

Eltham, London, England

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 ...

192. Anne Jones

Self | Question Time

Anne Jones was born as Anne Frances. She is married to Jones.

193. Louise Jackson

Self | Behind the Mask: Bermuda Gombeys Past, Present and Future

Louise Jackson was born as Louise Anne Jackson.

194. Shobana Jeyasingh

Assistant_director | 40 Years of Dance on BBC Television

Shobana Jeyasingh is an assistant director, known for 40 Years of Dance on BBC Television (1994) and The Colour of Britain (1994).

195. Laurie Johnson

Composer | Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

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...

196. Sylvia Jenkinson

Self | Granada Reports

Sylvia Jenkinson was born as Sylvia Jean.

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.

198. Sarah Kennedy

Self | Game for a Laugh

Sarah Kennedy was born on July 8, 1950 in East Grinstead, Sussex, England as Sarah Mary Kennedy.

199. Maria Kempinska

Producer | Jongleurs Live!

Maria Kempinska was born as Maria Zofina Kempinska. She is a producer, known for Jongleurs Live! (2012), The Pitch (2012) and Comedy from Merton to Enfield (2003).

200. Kanya King

Producer | The 1997 MOBO Awards

Kanya King is a producer, known for The 1997 MOBO Awards (1997), The 1996 MOBO Awards (1996) and MOBO Awards 2004 (2004).



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