She has been nicknamed “The Girl with the Upside-Down Eyes”.
Stephen Sondheim wrote "Send in the Clowns" in his show "A Little Night Music" especially for her short-breathed, wistful voice.
She was born in South Africa, while her parents were on tour – her mother was a concert pianist and her father an actor.
She was qualified to teach ballet by the age of 10.
She is probably best known as Mrs. Winifred Banks.