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  • Danced with the Royal Ballet at the age of 5.
  • Co-starred with future British Member of Parliament Edwina Currie in a primary-school production of Alice Through the Looking Glass.
  • Worked so well as a stage assistant at Liverpool Playhouse that she would make intentional mistakes to better her chances at acting. 
  • Met husband Brian while performing in the role of a corpse in a 1966 stage production of The Physicists.
  • Held her wedding reception on famed Penny Lane and often attended Liverpool football (soccer) matches at Anfield. 
  • Played companion Sarah Jane Smith on Doctor Who opposite Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker in the 1970s; later reprised the role for The Sarah Jane Adventures in 2007.


  • Gladys Trainer — Mother
  • Brian Miller — Husband
  • Tom Sladen — Father
  • Sadie Miller — Daughter


  • Elliott-Clarke Drama School, Liverpool, England

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  • Birth Name: Elisabeth Clara Heath-Sladen
  • Birth Place: Liverpool, England
  • Birthday: February 1, 1946, Aquarius
  • Died: April 19, 2011
  • Profession: Actor
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