Prior to her Emmerdale appearance, she famously played Sue in the 1987 film Rita, Sue and Bob Too. She is also famous for playing barmaid Tina Fowler in Coronation Street from 1989-1990 and Susan Turner in The Practice from 1985-1986.
She also had the role of Yvonne in time-travel sitcom Goodnight Sweetheart from 1993 to 1996. Also, Sgt. Connie Harper in Mersey Beat from 2001 to 2003 and DC Barbara Maddox in Above Suspicion from 2009 to 2012.
Along with this, she has had guest roles in Hollyoaks, Casualty, Doctors and The Road to Coronation Street.