Pauline Collins

1940 - Today

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Pauline Collins (born 3 September 1940) is a British actress who first came to prominence portraying Sarah Moffat in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971–1973) and its spin-off, Thomas & Sarah (1979). In 1992, she released her autobiography, titled Letter to Louise.Collins played the title role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best Actress, and the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. She reprised the role in the 1989 film adaptation of the play, winning the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role and receiving a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pauline Collins has received more than 2,003,559 page views. Her biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Pauline Collins is the 3,760th most popular actor (down from 3,443rd in 2019), the 3,150th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,931st in 2019) and the 480th most popular British Actor.

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  • 59.35

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 28

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 1.69

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 4.69

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among actors, Pauline Collins ranks 3,760 out of 10,030Before her are Janet Ågren, Emmy Rossum, Phyllis Diller, Ann Blyth, Harry Carey, and Sam Heughan. After her are Laura Innes, Dorothea Jordan, LeVar Burton, Kirk Alyn, Emily Mortimer, and Margarita Xirgu.

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Among people born in 1940, Pauline Collins ranks 305Before her are Gheorghe Gruia, Farooq Leghari, Ignacio Milam Tang, Jean-Claude Andruet, David Jason, and Mahmoud Dowlatabadi. After her are Zhanna Prokhorenko, Dave DeBusschere, Silvester Takač, Sharad Pawar, Alberto Gallardo, and Chuck Mangione.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Pauline Collins ranks 3,150 out of 6,924Before her are Ælfthryth, wife of Edgar (940), Henry Bishop (1786), David Almond (1951), Sam Smith (1992), Frederick Keeping (1867), and Sam Heughan (1980). After her are Emily Mortimer (1971), Laura Mulvey (1941), John Grierson (1898), May Whitty (1865), Anita Roddick (1942), and John Miles (1943).

Among ACTORS In United Kingdom

Among actors born in United Kingdom, Pauline Collins ranks 480Before her are Adrian Paul (1959), Michael Hurst (1957), Christopher Eccleston (1964), Brian Aherne (1902), Rose Leslie (1987), and Sam Heughan (1980). After her are Emily Mortimer (1971), May Whitty (1865), Ben Miller (1966), Dave Legeno (1963), Diana Dors (1931), and Joanne Whalley (1961).

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