Candy Davis

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Candy Davis
Born Clare Damaris Bastin
(1962-01-02) 2 January 1962 (age 55)
London, England
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 1982–present
Spouse(s) Gary Olsen (divorced)

Candy Davis (born Clare Damaris Bastin on 2 January 1962) is an English actress and model.

She won the Miss Nude pageant in 1982 and subsequently took on the role as the buxom blonde secretary, Miss Belfridge, on the last two series of the British sitcom Are You Being Served?. She was one of several British Page 3 glamour models to take either this role or as nurse to "young" Mr Grace. She appeared in Minder in the episode "Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore" (1982).

Personal life[edit]

Daughter of an education officer and a school headmistress, Candy Davis was born in Loughton in 1962.

She married the 2point4 children actor Gary Olsen in 1985, but they later divorced.

She appeared on television in a variety of popular shows of the 1980s, notably in The Comic Strip series, though not as a regular. Candy Davis was in a memorable 1981 episode of Minder as an eye-catching blonde. However she shot to fame after winning the role of blonde bombshell Miss Belfridge in the hugely popular BBC sitcom Are You Being Served? The show regularly pulled in high viewing figures and she was a hit with fans, appearing in thirteen episodes in the last two series of the show. Davis played Mr Rumbold's longest lasting secretary, lasting two series.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Year Television Episode(s) Character Played
1982 OTT A short lived TV series presented by Chris Tarrant Herself
1982 Minder Rembrandt Doesn't Live Here Anymore Stripper
1983 The Benny Hill Show Holiday Hill's Angel
1983 The Entertainers Jeff Stevenson
1983 The Comic Strip Presents Five Go Mad on Mescalin Janie
1983 The Two Ronnies Episode 10.2 The Colonel's Niece
1984 Cannon & Ball Episode 6.6 Herself
1984 Bottle Boys Here Comes the Groom Deirdre
1983-1985 Are You Being Served? Main characters, series 9 and 10 Miss Belfridge
1985 The Two Ronnies Episode 11.3
1985 The Two Ronnies Episode 11.4 Miss Exotica Stormtrooper
1986 The Two Ronnies Episode 12.3 Woman with Trevor

Film[edit]

Year Title Character
1983 Fanny Hill Girl in bed (uncredited)
1985 Underworld Barmaid

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