Lorraine Chase is an English actress and model. She became well known for her strong cockney accent and frequent use of cockney slang, and found fame through a series of television commercials for Campari before embarking on an acting career.
Brought up in tough south London, her dad Jumbo Parsons was in and out of prison, leaving her mum Joyce to support Lorraine and her sister Lorna.
‘My dad's a rascal, but I love him to bits,' reveals the actress.
Lorraine was also viciously bullied at Peckham School For Girls until a modelling break saw her land her most famous role in a 1979 Campari ad.
Set on an exotic island, a rich gentleman asks her: ‘Were you truly wafted here from paradise?' and she answers in a Cockney accent: ‘Nah, Luton Airport.'
The ad was a massive hit and kick-started 27-year-old Lorraine's lengthy West End and TV career.
However, tragedy struck in 2000 when her car plummeted 30ft off a bridge in Surrey, leaving her paralysed down her left side and needing her left ear sewn back on.
After being nursed back to health, she landed a role as Steph Stokes in Emmerdale in 2002.
She says: ‘It came at a good time.
'The crash left half of my face paralysed so it was great to get back to work and out of London for a bit.'
Never mind queen of the jungle, Lorraine's definitely queen of the comeback.
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Posted By: 1World |
6/17/13 3:08 PM
She has a very classy look and reminds me of Mary Poppins
Posted By: ShabbyJ |
6/18/13 2:26 PM
She is the poster gal of a survivor!