|Vicki Michelle MBE|
Michelle on tour in 'Allo 'Allo! in 1986
14 December 1950 |
Chigwell, Essex, England
|Years active||1972 – present|
|Relatives||Ann Michelle (sister)|
Vicki Michelle MBE (born 14 December 1950, Chigwell) is an English actress best known for her role as Yvette Carte-Blanche in the television comedy series 'Allo 'Allo! – a role which she reprised in 2008 and 2009 as a cast member of a stage show based on the television series.
Her father was a fish-trader and her mother an actress. She attended Knewnham Junior School in Wanstead and West Hatch Technical High School. After O-levels she stayed on at school to complete a secretarial course. Hoping to become a ballet dancer she joined the Aida Foster stage school.
Michelle was given small television roles while still at stage school, the first being in Dixon of Dock Green. She appeared in big-screen versions of popular English sitcoms The Likely Lads and George and Mildred, and played alongside her sister Ann Michelle in the British horror film Virgin Witch and with Joan Collins in Alfie Darling, the sequel to Alfie. She also appeared regularly in the 1970s children's BBC TV series Crackerjack. More recently, she played the role of Amanda Newman in 2010 TV film Resentment, and she was Deborah Whitton in the 2013 rom com The Callback Queen. In the early 1980s she appeared in some high-profile advertisements for Harp Lager; the slogan was "Sally O'Brien and the way she might look at you", and there was surprise when it was discovered that the actress playing the Irish character Sally O'Brien was English but with an Irish grandparent.. In 2007, she appeared in a Children in Need special of Hotel Babylon and, the following year, appeared on BBC's cookery programme Celebrity MasterChef.
After spending much of 2008 on tour with the 'Allo 'Allo! stage show, Michelle took a break to pursue various other projects, including appearing as the Wicked Queen in a pantomime production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the Hull New Theatre. She rejoined the cast of 'Allo 'Allo! in March 2009, reprising her role as sexy waitress Yvette. Michelle made several appearances in the British soap opera Emmerdale as Patricia Foster, mother of Jonny Foster – a role which she reprised in early 2009.
- Virgin Witch (1971)
- En la cresta de la ola (1975)
- Alfie Darling (1975)
- The Likely Lads (1976)
- Queen Kong (1976)
- The Greek Tycoon (1980)
- George and Mildred (1980)
- Sweet William (1980)
- The Colour of Funny (1999)
- Run for Your Wife (2012)
- The Callback Queen (2013)
- Vicki Michelle at the Internet Movie Database
- Official site
- Vicki Michelle's charitable work, Daily Mail