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Bella Emberg

Last updated 09 January 2020

Bella Emberg (1937-2017)
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Born: Thursday 16th September 1937
Died: Thursday 12th January 2017 (age: 79)


Bella Emberg (born in Hove, Sussex, England, UK) is a British actress probably best known for her appearances on The Benny Hill Show and The Russ Abbot Show, where she notably played Blunderwoman. She has also appeared in Softly, Softly and Z Cars.

Her professional debut was in weekly repertory in Ryde on the Isle of Wight in the summer season of 1962.

She made a guest appearance on The Basil Brush Show and has featured in Doctor Who a number of times. In the 1970s she had uncredited roles in the Third Doctor serials Doctor Who And The Silurians (as a nurse in episode 6) and The Time Warrior (as a kitchen maid in episode four). In 2006 she was seen in the Tenth Doctor adventure Love & Monsters, where she played Mrs Croot. A second appearance as Mrs Croot was recorded for The Runaway Bride but cut before transmission. She played the part of Aunt Barbara in the second series of the CBBC programme Bear Behaving Badly in 2008, the third series in 2009, and the fourth in 2010.

Revised biography from the Wikipedia article, licensed under CC-BY-SA

Additional Details

  • BBC News: Bella Emberg: Tributes as 'huge comedy talent' dies
  • Sky News: Comedy actress Bella Emberg dies