Helen Worth

Last updated 09 January 2020

Helen Worth
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Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth

Born: Sunday 7th January 1951 (age: 73)


Helen Worth is an English actress most famous for playing Gail Potter in the ITV soap Coronation Street.

Worth  has had roles in films such as Oliver! and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1969), and has appeared on television in The Doctors, Helen: A Woman of Today (1973), Within These Walls (1974) and The Carnforth Practice (1974).

She joined Coronation Street in 1974 and has been with the soap ever since. Since arriving on the Street as Gail Potter, Worth's character has married four times, has had three children and has been involved in some of the soap's biggest storylines, including a marriage to the serial killer, Richard Hillman.

In September 2006 Helen Worth was honoured with an Outstanding Achievement award at the Inside Soap Awards.