Vicki Michelle

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Vicki Michelle MBE

Michelle on tour in 'Allo 'Allo! in 1986
Born(1950-12-14) December 14, 1950 (age 61)
Chigwell, Essex, England
OccupationActress
Years active1972 — present
RelativesAnn Michelle (sister)
Website
http://www.vickimichelle.co.uk/
 
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Vicki Michelle MBE

Michelle on tour in 'Allo 'Allo! in 1986
Born(1950-12-14) December 14, 1950 (age 61)
Chigwell, Essex, England
OccupationActress
Years active1972 — present
RelativesAnn Michelle (sister)
Website
http://www.vickimichelle.co.uk/

Vicki Michelle MBE (born 14 December 1950, Chigwell) is an English actress best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! - a role which she has reprised in both 2008 and 2009 as a cast of the stage show based on the television series.

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Early life

Her father was a fish trader and her mother an actress. She attended Knewnham Junior School in Wanstead and West Hatch Technical High School. After O-levels she stayed on at school to complete a secretarial course. Hoping to become a ballet dancer she then joined the Aida Foster stage school.[1]

Acting career

Michelle gained small television roles whilst still at stage school, the first being in Dixon of Dock Green. Her film roles have included that of Glenys in the 1976 comedy film The Likely Lads, playing an English hitchhiker in Alfie Darling; and is currently in the middle of filming the role of Amanda Newman in a new short film being made at Elstree Studios entitled Resentment. She also appeared in some high profile advertisements for Harp Lager in the early 1980s. The slogan was "Sally O'Brien and the way she might look at you." There was surprise when it was discovered that the actress playing the Irish character Sally O'Brien was English. In 2007, she appeared in a Children In Need special of Hotel Babylon and, the following year, appeared on BBC's cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef.

After spending much of 2008 on tour with the 'Allo 'Allo! stage show, Michelle took a break to pursue various other projects, including appearing as the Wicked Queen in a pantomime production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, which ran at the Hull New Theatre. She then rejoined the cast of 'Allo 'Allo! in March 2009, reprising her role as sexy waitress Yvette. Michelle made several appearances in the British soap opera Emmerdale as Patricia Foster, mother of Jonny Foster - a role which she reprised in early 2009.[2]

Producer

In 2012 she was Executive Producer on the film based on the Ray Cooney theatrical farce, Run For Your Wife.[3]

Honour

She was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2010 Birthday Honours for services to charity.[4]


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