Here are 8 famous actresses from England were born in 1940:
Penelope Keith (April 2, 1940 Sutton-) also known as Penelope Anne Constance Hatfield, Penelope Ann Constance H Keith, Penelope Keith CBE, Dame Penelope Anne Constance Keith or Dame Penelope Keith is an English actor.
She is best known for her roles in British sitcoms including "The Good Life" and "To the Manor Born". Keith has also performed on stage and in films, and has won numerous awards for her contributions to British theatre and television. In addition to her acting career, Keith has been active in charitable and community work, supporting causes such as the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and the Royal Voluntary Service. In 2014, she was appointed a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire for her services to the arts and charity.
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Pauline Collins (September 3, 1940 Exmouth-) also known as Pauline Collins OBE or Pauline A. Collins is an English actor, teacher and author. She has four children, Nicholas Alderton, Kate Alderton, Louise Rohr and Richard Alderton.
Collins began her acting career in the 1960s, performing in numerous plays and theatre productions. She gained critical acclaim for her role in the play "Shirley Valentine", which she later reprised in the film adaptation, earning a Golden Globe and an Academy Award nomination for her performance. She has also appeared in other popular films such as "Upstairs, Downstairs", "The Time of Their Lives" and "Albert Nobbs". Collins has also had success on television, winning a BAFTA TV Award for her role in the series "Upstairs, Downstairs". Along with her acting career, Collins has also written a memoir titled "Letter to Louise" and has worked as a teacher at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. In 2008, she was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire for her services to drama.
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Judy Cornwell (February 22, 1940 Hammersmith-) also known as Judy Valerie Cornwell or Judy Cornwall is an English actor, writer and novelist. Her child is called Edward Parry.
Judy Cornwell is best known for her portrayal of Daisy in the British sitcom "Keeping Up Appearances". She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and started her acting career in the 1960s. Cornwell has appeared in numerous TV shows, films, and stage productions throughout her career, including "Z-Cars", "Doctor Who", and "The Bill".
Aside from acting, Cornwell is also a writer, having published several books including two memoirs "Adventures of a Jelly Baby: A Memoir" and "Read My Lips: A Memoir of a Hollywood Life". She has also written "The Seven Deadly Sins" and "A Song for You" and contributed to various magazines and newspapers.
In 2018, Cornwell was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Huddersfield for her contributions to the arts. Despite her success, Cornwell remains humble, saying that she never expected to become a successful actor and is grateful for every job she has been given.
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Sheila Fearn (October 3, 1940 Leicester-) is an English actor.
Sheila Fearn began her acting career in the 1960s and became well-known for her roles in British TV shows such as "Doctor Who," "Emmerdale," and "Coronation Street." She also appeared in films such as "The Bawdy Adventures of Tom Jones" and "Smashing Time." In addition to her acting work, Fearn also wrote and directed several plays, including "The Silver Sword," which was performed at the Leicester Haymarket Theatre.
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Jackie Trent (September 6, 1940 Newcastle-under-Lyme-) also known as Yvonne Burgess, Trent, Jackie or Jackie Trend is an English singer, actor and songwriter.
She is best known for co-writing the theme tune to the popular TV show "Neighbours" with her husband Tony Hatch. The song, called "Neighbors" in the original Australian spelling, became a hit in both the UK and Australia, reaching number one in the latter. Trent also wrote songs for artists such as Frank Sinatra, Shirley Bassey, and Petula Clark. In addition to her songwriting and singing career, she appeared in several films and TV shows, including the 1970 film "Country Dance." Trent was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2013.
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June Wilkinson (March 27, 1940 Eastbourne-) otherwise known as The Bosom is an English actor, model and television producer. Her child is called Brahna Pastorini.
June was an idolized pin-up model in the 1950s and 1960s, famously known for her curvaceous figure and striking features. She began her career at the age of 15 and became famous for her sexy pictorials appearing in various magazines like Playboy, Cosmopolitan, and LIFE. She furthered her career in the entertainment industry by landing roles in numerous films such as 'The Immoral Mr. Teas,' 'How to Stuff a Wild Bikini' and 'The Girl, the Body, and the Pill.'
She also ventured into the television industry, where she worked as a producer for several shows in the 1970s and 1980s. Later, she retired from the entertainment industry and pursued a spiritual path, learning Transcendental Meditation, which she used to help others improve their lives. In 2003, June was inducted into the Playboy Hall of Fame in recognition of her contribution to the Playboy brand.
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Carole Ann Ford (June 16, 1940-) a.k.a. Carol Ann Ford or Carole Anne Ford is an English actor. Her child is called Tara Ann Ford.
Carole Ann Ford is best known for her role as Susan Foreman, the granddaughter of the first incarnation of the time-traveling alien, the Doctor, in the original series of Doctor Who. She played the role from the show's premiere in 1963 until 1964, and has reprised the character in numerous audio dramas for Big Finish productions. Outside of Doctor Who, Carole Ann Ford has had a career in theater, film, and television, appearing in shows such as Emergency Ward 10 and Z-Cars, and several stage productions in London's West End. She has also worked as a drama teacher and has been an active supporter of Doctor Who fandom.
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Vicki Brown (August 23, 1940 Liverpool-June 16, 1991 Henley-on-Thames) a.k.a. Vicky Brown or Brown, Vicki was an English singer and actor.
She is best known for her studio work with artists such as Pink Floyd, The Traveling Wilburys, and Jon Lord. Brown was also a member of the group, The Vernons Girls, before she embarking on a solo career in the 1970s. In addition to her music career, Brown was a successful actor and appeared in several TV shows including "The Two Ronnies", "Dempsey and Makepeace", and "Crossroads". Despite her successful career, Brown faced personal struggles and battled alcoholism before her untimely death from breast cancer at the age of 50. She is remembered as a talented artist and actress whose contributions went beyond just her music.
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