This article covers Anna Karen Biography, Net Worth, Death, Wiki, Career, Husband, Children, Age, Education, Height, Weight, and all facts about the British–South African actress and model.
- Full / Real Name: Anna Karen
- Nationality: British
- Gender: Female
- Profession: Actress, Model
- Age: 85 years (before death)
- Date of Birth: September 19, 1936
- Place of Birth: Durban, South Africa
- Date of Death: February 22, 2022
- Place of Death: Ilford, United Kingdom
- Cause of Death: House Fire
- Height: N/A
- Weight: N/A
- Spouse: Terry Duggan (m. 1967–2008)
- Children: Gloria Duggan Gill
- Education: London School of Dramatic Art
- Net Worth: $2 Million
Anna Karen Biography
Anna Karen was a British-South African model and actress, best known for her character Olive in the sitcom On the Buses and Aunt Sal in EastEnders regularly from 1996 until the year 2017. She also reprised her character as Olive in The Rag Trade and had parts in two Carry On films, those being Carry On Camping and Carry On Loving.
Karen was born in Durban, South Africa, on the 19th of September 1936. Karen was born in South Africa on 19 September 1936. Her Irish dad was an accountant and their mother was English. In the beginning, she was interested in acting from a young stage, Karen joined the South African National Theatre at the age of 15.
She appeared in various touring productions during the next two seasons until she came under the apartheid laws when she visited the sick daughters of the stage manager.
When she was advised to leave, Karen moved to London at the age of 17. She was in a shared room together with two girls at a hostel for girls in Paddington, and then enrolled at the London School of Dramatic Art.
She started as a kitchen porter cleaning up at a local restaurant in the evenings to pay tuition fees and rent, however, she discovered that she could make twice as much by working as a striptease dancer at the London’s Panama Club, which she did.
Karen was married to actor/comedian Terry Duggan from 1967 until his death in 2008. Even though she did not have children of her own, Karen brought up Gloria, Duggan’s daughter, who was born from his first marriage.
Karen was best friends with the late Lady Barbara Windsor, having met her while filming Carry On Camping. Karen was also a regular teacher of drama on Saturdays in the early mornings in the Brewers Academy, based in Hornchurch, East London.
Anna Karen Net Worth
Before her death, Anna Karen was estimated at 2 million. She gained mostly from her films and personal businesses.
Anna Karen Death
Anna Karen died at age 85 in a house fire on February 22, 2022, in Ilford, United Kingdom. According to the Metropolitan Police, the circumstances of the fire on Windsor Road did not appear to be suspicious.