Saturday, 22 October 2016

British Female Stars of the 1970s

Babs Powell was part of the British dancing troupe Pan's People who performed on hit TV show Tops of the Pops from 1968 to 1976.

The extremely talented Helen Mirren was extremely busy in the 1970s featuring in a number of films including "Caligula" (1979) as well as starring on stage.

Who can forget Jane Seymour starring as Solitaire in James Bond "Live & Let Die" (1973) and continues to act both in film and on television.

Former model, Joanna Lumley, starred in TV series The New Avengers from the 1976 to 1977 and went on to star in films such as Trail of the Pink Panther (1982), Corpse Bride (2005), the Wolf of Wall Street (2013) and the unforgettable Patsy Stone in hit TV series Absolutely Fabulous.

In the 1970s Joan Collins starred in two films based on her younger sisters best-selling novels The Stud (1978) and The Bitch (1979).    In 1981, Joan landed the role of Alexis Carrington in the hit TV programme Dynasty.  In 2015, Joan was made a Dame for services to charity.

Jenny Agutter starred in Logan's Run (1976) and The Eagle has Landed (1976) as well as appearing in a number of theatre productions.

In the 1970s, Dame Shirley Bassey recorded the theme songs for James Bond's Diamonds are Forever  (1971) and Moonraker (1979) and between 1970 and 1979, she had 18 hit albums in the UK charts.

English actress, Madeline Smith, starred as Bond Girl, Miss Caruso, in Live & Let Die in 1973.   Madeline has also starred in a number of Hammer House of Horror films as well as Up Pomepii (1971).

The extremely talented Kate Bush's debut single Wathering Heights was released in 1978.  The song was written by Kate when she was only 18 years old.

In 1970, famous English model, Twiggy retired from modelling and successfully moved into films and TV.

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