Elizabeth Bennett was born on 20th July 1944 in Yorkshire. Her first connection with Coronation Street was as Alec Gilroy's feared boss Mrs Bligh in the VHS spin-off Coronation Street - The Feature Length Special (a.k.a The QE2 Cruise) in 1995. Eight years later, in February 2003 she appeared in the main programme as dumped wife and shop assistant Brenda Robinson.
He other appearances include theatre roles in This Is Where We Came In, Calendar Girls and One For The Road (for which she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in the "Plays and Players" magazine annual awards). Film roles include Britannia Hospital, Calendar Girls and Largo Winch while on television she is best known for her role in the comedy series Home to Roost and, almost uniquely, playing the same role in the US version of the series, You Again? She also appeared in Lovejoy, The 10%ers, The Lakes, Down to Earth, Doctors, Heartbeat and many other series over the past forty years.