The 80’s produced many Hollywood sex symbols but our UK childhood TV provided plenty of women who were the objects of teenage crushes.
Below we count down 12 of the best.
10. Sarah Green
Sarah Greene was born in London in 1957 and was best known for Going Live! and Saturday Superstore and Blue Peter.
9. Lesley Ash
Lesley Ash really came to prominence in the 90’s although she spent plenty of time on British TVs in the 80’s appearing in such shows as Seconds Out, Shelley, The Happy Ankle and CATS eyes among many others.
8. Anthea Turner
Anthea Turner was born in 1960 in Stoke-on-Trent. She hosted Going Live!, UP2U abd The Best of Magic.
7. Catherine Schell
Born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1944 Catherine Schell’s true name is Katherina Freiin Schell von Bauschlott. Her acting career stretches back to 1964 and although best known for her role in Space 1999 she also stared in 80’s series The Spoils of War, One by One and Mog,
6. Janet Ellis
Janet Ellis was born in 1955 in Kent, England and is best known for presenting Jigsaw and Blue Peter and acting in Doctor Who.
5. Felicity Kendal
Born Felicity Bragg in in Warwickshire, England, Felicity Kendal is best known for her role in The Good Life but also appeared in dozens of other programmes during the 80’s including Solo, The Mistress and The Chamomile Lawn.
4. Connie Booth
Connie Booth was born in 1944 in Indianapolis, USA and is best known for her roles with Monty Python and Fawlty Towers but she also appeared in Worzel Gummidge, Bergerac and Floodtide.
3. Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue was born inin Melbourne, Australia. Although Kylie needs no introductions the only role she was really known for in the UK before her singing career was Neighbours.
2. Sally James
Sally James was born in 1950 and is best known for Tiswas although she also appeared in many other programmes including, Punchlines, Blankety-Blank, Countdown and The Two Ronnies.
10. Catherine Bach
Catherine Bach was born in 1954 in Ohio, USA. Known predominantly in the UK for her role in The Dukes of Hazard she also appeared in The Love Boat and more recently in The Young and The Restless.
11. Jaqueline Pearce
Jaqueline Pearce was bin Surrey, England. Best remembered for her role in Blake’s 7 she also starred in Doctor Who, Moondial and the TV mini-series The Bourne Identity.
12. Sybill Shepherd
Cybill Shepherd was born inin Memphis USA. Her iconic role in Moonlighting brought her to the public eye but she also starred in The L Word and Cybill among dozens of other roles.