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(m. 1980; div. 1997)
Hanley is the daughter of actors Dinah Sheridan and Jimmy Hanley. After her education at schools in Southern England and in Switzerland, she trained as a nanny and did modelling work. Through her mother she is of Russian and German descent.
Hanley's grandmother was a photographer who, as Studio Lisa, had privileged access to the royal family, photographing both Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret in relaxed, family poses and the next generation, Prince Charles, Princess Anne and Prince Edward in informal shots. She also helped to launch the career of a male model who later became an actor, Roger Moore.
Her brother, Sir Jeremy Hanley, had a career as an accountant and later became a Conservative Party MP.
Television and film career
Her film appearances include the James Bond film On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes (1970), and the Hammer horror film Scars of Dracula (also 1970). She appeared in the 3D film The Flesh and Blood Show (1972).
She has also appeared on television as an actress in such series as Department S, The Persuaders!, The Adventurer, Softly, Softly: Taskforce, Warship, Man About the House and Return of the Saint. Hanley appeared on Magpie from 1974 to 1980.
In 1980, Hanley stepped in to co-present one edition of Saturday Night at the Mill following the dismissal after just 5 shows of Arianna Huffington. This proved a success with viewers and she returned as co-host for the entire 1981 season. She has appeared in the dictionary corner of Countdown. She teamed up with Tony Blackburn to present a low-budget morning chat show on Sky Channel.
|On Her Majesty's Secret Service||1969||The Irish girl|
|Scars of Dracula||1970||Sarah|
|The Ballad of Tam-Lin||1970||Caroline|
|The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes||1970||Prostitute|
|The Flesh and Blood Show||1972||Julia Dawson|
|Soft Beds, Hard Battles||1974||Michelle|
|Percy's Progress||1974||Miss Teenage Lust|
- "Dinah Sheridan Biography". dinahsheridan.co.uk. 2014. Retrieved 19 February 2015.
- Robertson, Peter (18 February 2014). "TV star Jenny Hanley feels lucky to be alive after a series of mini-strokes". Daily Express. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
- "Golden girls with a special Bond: Four of 007's leading ladies reunite for new exhibition". The Daily Mail. 17 January 2012.