Female Officers of the Order of the British Empire Recipients

by Sylviastel | created - 01 Jul 2018 | updated - 29 Dec 2018 | Public

1. Andrea Arnold

Director | American Honey

Andrea Arnold was born on April 5, 1961 in Dartford, Kent, England as Andrea P. Arnold. She is an actress and director, known for American Honey (2016), Fish Tank (2009) and Red Road (2006).

2. Sarah Ayton

Self | Pointless Celebrities

Sarah Ayton was born on April 9, 1980 in Ashford, Middlesex, England as Sarah Lianne Ayton. She has been married to Nick Dempsey since October 2008. They have two children.

3. Rebecca Adlington

Actress | Road to Rio (BBC News)

Rebecca Adlington was born on February 17, 1989 in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England. She is an actress, known for Road to Rio (BBC News) (2016), Commonwealth Games (1954) and The Boat Race (1938). She has been married to Harry Needs since September 7, 2014. They have one child.

4. Julie Anthony

Actress | Paradise Road

Julie Anthony was born on August 24, 1949 in Lameroo, South Australia, Australia as Julie Moncrieff Lush.

5. Christabel Albery

Producer | A Prayer for the Dying

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2000 Queen's Millennium New Years Honours List for her services to the Film Industry.

6. Dora Bryan

Actress | A Taste of Honey

Dora Bryan was born on February 7, 1923 in Parbold, Lancashire, England as Dora May Broadbent. She was an actress, known for A Taste of Honey (1961), The Fallen Idol (1948) and Last of the Summer Wine (1973). She was married to Bill Lawton. She died on July 23, 2014 in Hove, East Sussex, England.

7. Susie Amy

Actress | Bonded by Blood

Susie Amy was born in London in 1981, and brought up in Surrey. Although she always studied drama, she went to academic schools all her life. An agent spotted her in 1999 when she was doing a play at the National Theatre in London - 'After Juliet' by Sharman McDonald. Over the next two years she ...

Daughter of OBE Recipient.

8. Brenda Blethyn

Actress | Pride & Prejudice

After twenty years of hard work on stage and both television and film, there are not many other actresses who deserved the success, recognition and stardom which Brenda Blethyn has now achieved.

Born in 1946 in Ramsgate, Kent, England, she started her career at British Rail in the 1960s. Saving ...

9. Cilla Black

Soundtrack | Cilla

Cilla Black was born on May 27, 1943 in Liverpool, England as Priscilla Maria Veronica White. She was married to Bobby Willis. She died on August 1, 2015 in Estepona, Spain.

10. Darcey Bussell

Actress | True Blue

Darcey Bussell is one of Britain's leading Ballet stars. She studied at the Royal Ballet school and joined the SWRB in 1987 becoming the principal soloist in 1989. Her repertory includes Odette, Cinderella, Giselle, Juliet, the Sugar Plum Fairy, Raymonda, Manon, Mitzi Caspar, and the Black Queen. ...

11. Betty E. Box

Soundtrack | Benji

British producer Betty Box started out as a commercial artist. Her brother Sydney Box was a documentary filmmaker, and during World War II he asked Betty to join him at Verity Films. She took to it like a fish to water, and by the time the war ended she was in charge of almost a dozen documentary ...

12. Ita Buttrose

Actress | The Bold and the Beautiful

One of Australia's leading media personalities, Ita Buttrose was the founding editor of Cleo magazine. She was also editor of The Australian Women's Weekly, Editor in Chief of the Sydney Daily Telegraph & Sydney Sunday Telegraph and the Sun-Herald in Sydney and editor and founder of ITA Magazine. ...

13. Cicely Berry

The Last Emperor

Cicely Berry was born on May 17, 1926 in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England as Cicely Frances Berry. She is known for her work on The Last Emperor (1987), Stealing Beauty (1996) and Titus (1999). She was married to Harry Moore. She died on October 15, 2018 in Cornwall, England.

14. Malorie Blackman

Writer | Doctor Who

Malorie Blackman is a writer, known for Doctor Who (2005), Pig Heart Boy (1999) and Byker Grove (1989).

15. June Bronhill

Actress | Gay Operetta

June Bronhill was born on June 26, 1929 in Broken Hill, New South Wales, Australia as June Mary Gough. She was an actress, known for Gay Operetta (1959), The Merry Widow (1958) and Orpheus in the Underworld (1961). She was married to Richard Milburne Champion de Crespigny Finny and Brian Martin. ...

16. Rachel Billington

Writer | The Light at the Edge of the World

Rachel Billington was born on May 11, 1942 as Rachel Mary Pakenham. She is a writer, known for The Light at the Edge of the World (1971), Play for Today (1970) and Look Where You're Going (1969). She has been married to Kevin Billington since 1967. They have four children.

17. Jackie Bennett

Self | Working Lunch

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to the Financial Services Industry. She is the Head of Policy for the Council of Mortgage Lenders.

18. Leanne Benjamin

Actress | Coppélia, A ballet in three acts

Leanne Benjamin was born in 1964 in Rockhampton, Australia. She is an actress, known for Coppélia, A ballet in three acts (2000), The Firebird (2002) and Limen (2011). She is married to Tobias Round. They have one child.

19. Linda Bellos

Self | Utopia London

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to Diversity.

20. Miss Bluebell


Margaret Kelly was born on June 24, 1910 in Dublin's Rotunda Hospital. Her parents left her as a baby with Mary Murphy, a spinster nurse, saying that they would be back for her in three months. They never returned; and Mary Murphy, already caring for two sisters and a brother, moved with her to ...

21. Anita Bhalla

Self | Midlands Today

Anita Bhalla was born as Anita Kumari Bhalla.

22. Jenny Barraclough

Producer | Man Alive

Jenny Barraclough was born as Jennifer Ann. She is a producer and director, known for Man Alive (1965), The Making of Gandhi: Mr. Attenborough and Mr. Gandhi (1983) and Fragile Lives: Immunization at Risk (2004).

23. Amanda Berry

The EE British Academy Film Awards

Amanda Berry was born as Amanda Sonia Berry. She is known for her work on The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015).

24. Kate Adie

Self | University Challenge

Kate Adie was born on September 19, 1945 in Sunderland, Tyne-and-Wear, England as Kathryn Adie. She is a writer, known for University Challenge (1962), Women of World War One (2014) and It's My City! (1988).

25. Jane Birkin

Actress | Evil Under the Sun

Jane Birkin was born on December 14, 1946 in London, England as Jane Mallory Birkin. She is an actress, known for Evil Under the Sun (1982), Blow-Up (1966) and Death on the Nile (1978). She was previously married to John Barry.

26. Floella Benjamin

Actress | Run Fatboy Run

One of the most famous presenters of Play School (1964) she has recently devoted her life to charity work. As well as sitting on the Board of Governors of Britain's National Film & Television School, she was awarded the OBE by the Queen for services to broadcasting and charity in 2001.

As of 28th ...

27. Barbara Broccoli

Producer | Skyfall

She is one of the entertainment industry's most successful female producers. Barbara Broccoli was born to legendary filmmaker Albert R. Broccoli, affectionately known as Cubby, and Dana Broccoli on June 18, 1960. Not long after, Cubby Broccoli and his new partner, Harry Saltzman, secured studio ...

28. Violet Carson

Actress | Coronation Street

Violet Carson was born on September 1, 1898 in German Street, Ancoats, Manchester, England as Violet Helen Carson. She was an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), An Age of Kings (1960) and Hilda Lessways (1959). She was married to George Frederick Peploe. She died on December 26, 1983 in ...

29. Annette Crosbie

Actress | The Slipper and the Rose: The Story of Cinderella

Crosbie was born in Gorebridge, Midlothian, Scotland, to Presbyterian parents who disapproved of her becoming an actress. Nevertheless, she joined the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School while still in her teens. Her big break came in 1970 when she was cast as Catherine of Aragon in the BBC television ...

30. Gurinder Chadha

Writer | Bend It Like Beckham

Gurinder Chadha was born in Kenya, and grew up in Southall, London, England. She began her career as a news reporter with BBC Radio, directed several award winning documentaries for the BBC, and began an alliance with the British Film Institute (BFI) and Channel Four. In 2001, Chadha set up her own...

31. Pauline Collins

Actress | Shirley Valentine

Pauline Collins, OBE, came to prominence with portraying Sarah Moffat in BBC's Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) and its spin-off Thomas and Sarah (1979) during the 1970s. After having played the title-role in the play "Shirley Valentine" for which she earned Laurence Olivier, Tony, and Drama Desk awards...

32. Jilly Cooper

Writer | Comedy Playhouse

Jilly Cooper was born on February 21, 1937 in Hornchurch, Essex, England as Jilly Sallitt. She is a writer and actress, known for Comedy Playhouse (1961), It's Awfully Bad for Your Eyes, Darling (1971) and Romance (1977). She was previously married to Leo Cooper.

33. Joan Carden

Soundtrack | The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Joan Carden was born as Joan Maralyn Carden.

34. Lavinia Carey

Self | Video Nasties: Draconian Days

Lavinia Carey was born as Lavinia Margaret Leila. She is married to Carey.

35. Clare Connor

Self | Today at the Test

Clare Connor was born on September 1, 1976 in Brighton, Sussex, England as Clare Joanne Connor.

36. Anita Cormac

Big Cook Little Cook

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Special Education. She was the executive director for Focus on Food Caompaign and Co-Director for Design Dimension Educational Trust.

37. Frances Crook

Self | Inside...

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Youth Justice. She is the Director of the Howard League for Penal Reform.

38. Beth Chatto

Self | Gardeners' World

Beth Chatto was born on June 27, 1923 in Good Easter, Chelmsford, Essex, England as Beth Little. She was married to Andrew Chatto. She died on May 13, 2018 in Colchester, Essex.

39. Barbara Crawford

Actress | In the Weeds

Barbara Crawford is an actress, known for In the Weeds (2000).

40. Judith Chalmers

Actress | Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

Judith Chalmers was born on October 10, 1935 in Manchester, England as Judith Rosemary Locke Chalmers. She is known for her work on Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie (2016), The Top Secret Life of Edgar Briggs (1974) and The Ken Dodd Show (1959). She has been married to Neil Durden-Smith since January...

42. Elsa Chauvel

Writer | Sons of Matthew

Elsa Chauvel was born on February 10, 1898 in Collingwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Elsie May Wilcox. She was a writer and actress, known for The Rugged O'Riordans (1949), Rangle River (1936) and Greenhide (1926). She was married to Charles Chauvel. She died on August 22, 1983 in Toowoomba...

43. Joan Collins

Actress | Dynasty

Joan Collins was born on May 23, 1933 in Paddington, London, England as Joan Henrietta Collins. She is an actress and producer, known for Dynasty (1981), Empire of the Ants (1977) and Land of the Pharaohs (1955). She has been married to Percy Gibson since February 17, 2002. She was previously ...

44. Zoe Caldwell

Actress | Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

As a testament to her remarkable talent, Broadway has honored esteemed stage actress Zoe Caldwell four times with Tony Awards: for "Slapstick Tragedy" (1966), for her title role in "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1968), for her searing performance as "Medea" (1982), and as opera diva Maria Callas ...

45. Anne V. Coates

Editor | In the Line of Fire

After harrowing experiences as a nurse at Sir Archibald McIndoe's pioneering plastic surgery hospital in East Grinstead, Anne Coates started to fulfil her long-held ambition to be a film director with a company called Religious Films. The work consisted of patching up prints of devotional shorts ...

46. Judi Dench

Actress | Skyfall

Dame Judi Dench was born Judith Olivia Dench in York, England, to Eleanora Olive (Jones), who was from Dublin, Ireland, and Reginald Arthur Dench, a doctor from Dorset, England. She attended Mount School in York, and studied at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She has performed with the ...

47. Carol Ann Duffy

Writer | National Theatre Live: Everyman

Carol Ann Duffy was born on December 23, 1955 in Glasgow, Scotland. She is a writer and producer, known for National Theatre Live: Everyman (2015), Words from Jerusalem (1995) and Human Interest (2014).

48. Barbara Dickson

Soundtrack | Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Barbara Dickson was born on September 27, 1947 in Dunfermline, Scotland, the daughter of a policeman turned Rosyth dockyard worker. Barbara's mother was a housewife, and the family's strong interest in music led to Barbara taking up the piano from the tender age of five. By the age of twelve ...

49. Mary Durack

Writer | Kings in Grass Castles

Mary Durack was born on February 20, 1913 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. She was a writer, known for Kings in Grass Castles (1998) and A Life (1992). She was married to H.C. Miller. She died on December 16, 1994 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia.

50. Elma Dangerfield

Writer | Radio Lover

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in 1960, and the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 2002.

51. Zoë Dominic

Camera_department | The Wars

Zoë Dominic was born on July 4, 1920 in Wandsworth. London, England. She is known for her work on The Wars (1983), The Magic of Dance (1979) and Lucrezia Borgia (1980).

52. Leslie Edwards

Actor | Romeo and Juliet

Leslie Edwards was born on August 6, 1916 in Teddington, Richmond-upon-Thames, England. He is known for his work on Romeo and Juliet (1966), The Tales of Beatrix Potter (1971) and Romeo and Juliet (1984). He died on February 8, 2001 in London, England.

54. Pat Evison

Actress | Tim

Larger than life leading lady on stage and television, latterly familiar on television in serials such as The Flying Doctors (1985) and Close to Home (1975). Born Patricia Blamires in 1924, she delighted audiences for more than five decades in her native country and Australia. Active on stage until ...

55. Doris Fitton

Actress | The Stowaway

Doris Fitton was born on November 3, 1897 in Manila, Philippines as Doris Alice Fitton. She was an actress, known for The Stowaway (1958) and The Night, the Prowler (1978). She was married to Norbert Mason. She died on April 2, 1985 in St. Leonards, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

56. Julia Farron

Actress | Romeo and Juliet

Julia Farron was born on July 22, 1922 in London, England as Joyce Margaret Farron-Smith. She was an actress, known for Romeo and Juliet (1966), The Three Bears (1938) and The Royal Ballet (1960). She was married to Alfred Rodriguez. She died on July 3, 2019 in the UK.

57. Liz Forgan

Editor | Right to Reply

Liz Forgan was born in 1944 as Elizabeth Anne Lucy Forgan. She is an editor, known for Right to Reply (1982), Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach (2016) and The Media Show (1987).

58. Rikki Fulton

Actor | Gorky Park

Rikki Fulton was born on April 15, 1924 in Glasgow, Scotland as Robert Kerr Fulton. He was an actor and writer, known for Gorky Park (1983), The Adventures of Francie and Josie (1962) and Local Hero (1983). He was married to Kate Matheson and Ethel Scott. He died on January 27, 2004 in Glasgow, ...

59. Anne Fine

Writer | Mrs. Doubtfire

Anne Fine was born on December 7, 1947 in Leicester, Leicestershire, England. She is a writer, known for Mrs. Doubtfire (1993), Goggle Eyes (1993) and Madame Doubtfire (2003). She is married to Fine.

61. Evelyn Glennie

Soundtrack | Elle

Dame Evelyn Glennie, who was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the 2007 New Year Honours List, is one of the best-known figures in contemporary British music. An extraordinarily virtuosic percussionist as well as an engaging personality, she has long been subject to ...

62. Joyce Grenfell

Actress | Stage Fright

Toothy Britisher Joyce Grenfell with her stark, equine features charmed and humored audiences both here and abroad on radio, stage, revues, film and TV for nearly four decades. Lovingly remembered as a delightfully witty monologist and raconteur, she inherited her bold talents from her eccentric ...

63. Jane Gardam

Writer | Tales of the Unexpected

Mrs. Gardam was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2009 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Literature.

64. Maggie Gee

Self | Broads & Bombers; a Wartime Experiment in Manpower

Maggie Gee was born as Maggie Mary Gee.

65. Deborah Glass

Self | One O'Clock News

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2012 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Law and Order. She is the Deputy Chair for the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

66. Bonnie Greer

Writer | Siren Spirits

Bonnie Greer was born on November 16, 1948 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a writer, known for Siren Spirits (1994), What Ever Happened to Norma Jeane? and Horizon (1964). She has been married to David Hutchins since 1993.

67. 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 Paralympic Games (1960). She has been married to Ian Thompson since 1999. They have one child.

68. Eileen Gallagher

Writer | Bad Girls

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to Broadcasting. She is Chief Executive of Shed Productions.

69. Sally Greene

Producer | Billy Elliot the Musical Live

She was awarded the O.B.E. (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2007 Queen's New Years Honors List for her services to theater particularly as the theater chief of London's Old Vic Theater.

70. Rumer Godden

Writer | Black Narcissus

Rumer Godden was brought up in India at the turn of the century. Her father worked for the Bengal Steamship Company and the family travelled around the India of The British Raj quite a bit. Rumer was a precocious child and wrote her auto-biography when she was only 6! As she grew up she became ...

71. Sheila Hancock

Actress | The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas

Sheila Hancock was born February 22, 1933. on the Isle of Wight. She later moved to King's Cross in London, where her mother and father ran a pub. Sheila went to Dartford Grammar School, and then with a grant she went to RADA. She then went into nine years of weekly repertory around the country. ...

72. 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.

73. Wendy Hiller

Actress | Murder on the Orient Express

Wendy Hiller, daughter of Frank and Marie Hiller, was born on 15th August 1912 in Bramhall, near Stockport, Cheshire, England. She was educated at Winceby House School, Bexhill then moved on to Manchester Repertory Theatre. She appeared on stage in Sir John Barry's tour of Evensong, then as Sally ...

74. Thora Hird

Actress | Lost for Words

In a career than spanned eight decades, Thora Hird was widely-regarded as one of Britain's finest character actresses. She made over 100 films as well as starring in a host of TV comedies and, as a straight actress, excelled in the works of playwright Alan Bennett. Even in her 90s, she was working ...

75. Mona Hammond

Actress | 10,000 BC

Mona Hammond was born Mavis Chin to a Chinese father and Jamaican mother. She came to Britain in 1959 on a scholarship to work with an architects firm but was soon involved in black theatre productions with contemporaries such as Lloyd and Barry Reckord and Charles Hyatt, under the name Mona Chin. ...

76. Bárbara Hulanick

Costume_designer | O Bom Marido

Daughter of a Polish diplomat, she left Poland for England with her family at the outset of World War II. There she studied fashion design at Brighton School of Art.

77. Sue Higginson

We'll Meet Again

She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2004 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Drama. She was the former head of the Studio at the Royal National Theatre in London, England.

78. Susan Hampshire

Actress | The Forsyte Saga

Susan Hampshire, the English actress who has won three Emmy Awards, was born in Kensington, London on May 12, 1937. Her original ambition was to be a nurse, but she could not pass her O-Level exam in Latin. (She found out when she was 30 years old that she was dyslexic, and her work on dyslexia ...

79. Joan Hickson

Actress | Miss Marple: Nemesis

Joan Hickson was born in 1906 at Kingsthorpe, Northampton. Her stage career began with provincial theater in 1927, going on to a long series of West End comedies, usually playing the part of a confused or eccentric middle-age woman. She performed at the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, at the time ...

80. Tamara Ingram

Self | Question Time

Highbury, London, England

81. Geraldine James

Actress | Sherlock Holmes

Geraldine James, Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) was born on July 6, 1950 in Maidenhead, Berkshire. She was educated at Downe House, a girls' independent school in Newbury, Berkshire, and later, at Drama Centre London. Geraldine has made several film and television appearances, she ...

82. Sue Johnston

Actress | The Royle Family

Sue Johnston was born on December 7, 1943 in Warrington, Cheshire, England as Susan Wright. She is an actress, known for The Royle Family (1998), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Waking the Dead (2000). She was previously married to David Pammenter and Neil Johnston.

83. Ursula Jones

Actress | EverAfter

Ursula Jones is an actress, known for Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998), Sense8 (2015) and Simon Magus (1999).

84. Julie Jones

Self | Six O'Clock News

Julie Jones is married to Jones.

85. Barbara Jefford

Actress | Philomena

Barbara Jefford was born on July 26, 1930 in Plymstock, Devon, England as Barbara Mary Jefford. She is an actress, known for Philomena (2013), The Ninth Gate (1999) and The Saint (1997). She has been married to John Turner since May 13, 1967. She was previously married to Terence Longdon.

86. P.D. James

Writer | Children of Men

P.D. James was born on August 3, 1920 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as Phyllis Dorothy James. She was a writer and producer, known for Children of Men (2006), Death in Holy Orders (2003) and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013). She was married to Ernest Connor Bantry White. She died on November 27, ...

87. Marie Jones

Actress | Philomena

Marie Jones was born in 1951 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. She is an actress and writer, known for Philomena (2013), In the Name of the Father (1993) and Closing the Ring (2007). She is married to Ian McElhinney.

88. Patricia Kennedy

Actress | My Brilliant Career

Patricia Kennedy was born on March 17, 1916 in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia as Patricia Carmel Stewart Kennedy. She is known for her work on My Brilliant Career (1979), Return to Eden (1983) and The Getting of Wisdom (1977). She died on December 10, 2012.

89. Philippa Kennedy

Self | Loose Women

Weybridge, Surrey, England

90. Jude Kelly

Director | Mighty Moments from World History

Jude Kelly is an acclaimed stage director. Since 2005 she has been artistic director of London's Southbank Centre. Kelly was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2015 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to the Arts.

She has a BA in Drama and Theatre Arts ...

91. Diane King

Self | Now Get Out of That

Diane King was born as Diana Mary. She is married to King.

92. Emma Kirkby

Soundtrack | A Beautiful Mind

Emma Kirkby was born on February 26, 1949 in Camberley, Surrey, England. She is an actress, known for A Beautiful Mind (2001), Big Nothing (2006) and God Rot Tunbridge Wells! (1985).

93. Penelope Keith

Actress | The Good Life

Penelope Keith was born on April 2, 1940 in Sutton, Surrey, England as Penelope Anne Constance Hatfield. She is an actress, known for Good Neighbors (1975), To the Manor Born (1979) and Private Lives (1976). She has been married to Rodney Timson since February 6, 1978. They have two children.

94. Miriam Karlin

Actress | A Clockwork Orange

Miriam Karlin was born on June 23, 1925 in Hampstead, London, England as Miriam Samuels. She was an actress, known for A Clockwork Orange (1971), Children of Men (2006) and The Man Who Cried (2000). She died on June 3, 2011 in St John's Wood, London.

95. Annie Lennox

Soundtrack | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Annie Lennox was born on December 25, 1954 in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland as Ann Griselda Lennox. She has been married to Mitch Besser since September 15, 2012. She was previously married to Uri Fruchtmann and Radha Raman.

96. Vera Lynn

Soundtrack | Hellboy

Vera Lynn was born on March 20, 1917 in East Ham, London, England as Vera Margaret Welch. She was previously married to Harry Lewis.

97. Verity Lambert

Producer | Shoulder to Shoulder

A young Verity Lambert began her career as TV producer when given the chance to produce the new children's television sci-fi series Doctor Who (1963) in early 1963. Due to the fact this was her first job as a producer, Mervyn Pinfield was given guardian role over the series, but Verity's talents ...

98. Lulu

Soundtrack | To Sir, with Love

Born in Glasgow in 1948. As a teenager, she toured the northern clubs with her band, "the Luvvers". After her initial success with a cover of "Shout" reaching #7 in 1964, Lulu went on to establish herself as one of the biggest-selling British female singers of the 1960s. She made her film début in ...

99. Carla Lane

Writer | Bread

Carla Lane was born on August 5, 1928 in West Derby, Liverpool, Lancashire, England as Romana Barrack. She was a writer and producer, known for Bread (1986), The Liver Birds (1969) and Luv (1993). She was married to Arthur Hollins. She died on May 31, 2016 in Mossley Hill, Liverpool, Merseyside, ...

100. Sue Lawley

Actress | The Goodies

Sue Lawley was born on July 14, 1946 in Dudley, West Midlands, England as Susan Lawley. She is an actress, known for The Goodies (1970), Yes Minister (1980) and Bergerac (1981). She has been married to Roger Hugh Williams since 1987. She was previously married to David Arnold Ashby.

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