Barbara Windsor

Actor, Musical Artist

1937 –


Who is Barbara Windsor?

Barbara Ann Deeks, MBE, known professionally as Barbara Windsor, is an English actress, best known for her appearances in the Carry On films and for playing Peggy Mitchell in the BBC One soap opera EastEnders.

Windsor began her career on stage at the age of 13 and made her West End debut in 1952. Her first film was The Belles of St Trinian's in 1954. She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Actress for the 1963 film Sparrers Can't Sing, and for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for the 1964 Broadway production of Oh, What A Lovely War!

She appeared in her first Carry On film, Carry on Spying, in 1964. Her other Carry On films include Carry on Doctor, Carry on Camping and Carry on Abroad. On stage, she appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in the 1972 West End production of The Threepenny Opera.

She joined the cast of EastEnders in 1994 and won the 1999 British Soap Award for Best Actress. She left the show in 2010, before returning for one episode in 2013.

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Aug 6, 1937
Also known as
  • Barbara Ann Deeks
  • Barbara-Ann Deeks
  • barbara_windsor
  • Barbara Windsor MBE
  • Little Bird
  • Barb
  • The Queen of Carry On
  • One-take Windsor
  • Babs
  • United Kingdom

on July 23, 2013


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