Pauline Collins (Exmouth3 september 1940) is an English actress of Irish descent. In 1990 she was nominated for both an Academy Award and a Golden Globe for her starring role in Shirley Valentine, for which she was awarded a BAFTA Award actually. The same role she played a year earlier in the original stage version of the piece and won a Tony Award.

Except in a cinema and television films, Collins played in over one hundred episodes of various television series. So, she appeared as Samantha Briggs in the cult seriesDoctor Who and as Sarah in the drama series Upstairs, Downstairs .

Collins married in 1969 to actor John Alderton, with whom she had three children. She was on her 23rd once gave birth to a daughter, she got with actor Tony Rohr. This was them off in adoption, which they revisited her 22 years later. About this Letter To Louise Collins brought the book out.

In 2001, Collins was appointed officer of the order of the British Empire.


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