Shirley Anne Field (b. 27 June 1938, Bolton, Lancashire) is a British actress who has performed on stage, film and television since 1955.
Shirley Anne Field was born Shirley Broomfield. She was the third of four children with two elder sisters and a younger brother. At the age of six she was placed in the National Children’s Home at Edgeworth, near Bolton and four years later was moved to another children’s home in Blackburn, where she attended Blakely Moor School for Girls. She subsequently returned to Edgeworth until she was 15 when she moved to a Children’s Home hostel in London training as a typist while still attending school.
After a course at the Lucy Clayton School and Model Agency she became a photographic model for pin-up magazines like Reveille and Titbits. She was subsequently spotted by Bill Watts, who ran a theatrical agency, who obtained a number of uncredited extra roles in various late fifties British films. Her first appearance in a film was as an extra… read more