Mother of James Shackell and Lucy Shackell (b. 1995).
Retired from acting after the birth of her children. She is now living in an old vicarage in Gloucestershire with her husband, Neil, and their two children. She now sells real estate and has published several books on the subject. [December 2006]
She beat out Maryam d'Abo for the role of Pola in the James Bond film A View to a Kill (1985). Two years later, Maryam landed the main Bond girl role in The Living Daylights (1987).
She had a full season run at the London Palladium in Rodger and Hammerstein's Cinderella in the title role of Cinderella.
Had her long waist length brown hair dyed chestnut blonde for the leading role of Alice in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972).
After Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1972), she took a brief hiatus from acting to give herself time to mature from a child actress to more adult roles. She came back to Hollywood in 1975 with her long waist length hair cut short, and she landed a reoccurring role on the BBC series Angels (1975).
Originally aspired to become a ballet dancer but abandoned that aspiration at the age of 14 to be an actress due to the physically demanding setbacks of being a dancer required.
After living with her Nicholas and Alexandra (1971) co-stars for nine months, she became friends with her co-star and onscreen sister Lynne Frederick. They remained friendly with each other until Frederick's death in 1994.
American actress Kirsten Dunst bears a strong resemblance to her. Coincidentally, they both have played the Grand Duchess Anastasia Romanov on film.
Listed Ann-Margret and Liza Minnelli as her idols.
Father was a colonel.