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Pauline Collins Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Pauline Collins Quick Info
Height 5 ft 2 in
Weight 62 kg
Date of Birth September 3, 1940
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Spouse John Alderton

Pauline Collins is a British actress, voiceover artist, and stage actress who has worked extensively in the entertainment industry and has won several accolades throughout her career. She received an Academy Award nomination for her work in the film Shirley Valentine and is also known for her roles in projects like Upstairs, DownstairsThomas & SarahParadise RoadAlbert NobbsThe Time of Their LivesCity of JoyThe AmbassadorForever GreenFrom Time to Time, and Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War. For her services to drama, Pauline Collins was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in the 2001 Birthday Honours.

Born Name

Pauline A. Collins

Nick Name


Pauline Collins in 2012
Pauline Collins in 2012 (Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)

Sun Sign


Born Place

Exmouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom


Hampstead, London, England, United Kingdom





Pauline Collins studied at Sacred Heart High School and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.


Actress, Voiceover Artist, Stage Actress, Former Teacher


  • Father – William Henry Collins (School Headmaster)
  • Mother – Mary Honora (née Callanan) (Schoolteacher)
  • Others – Jeremiah Joseph Callanan (Great-Uncle) (Poet)


She has been repped by Independent Talent Group Ltd., Talent Agency, London, England, United Kingdom.




5 ft 2 in or 157.5 cm


62 kg or 136.5 lbs

Boyfriend / Spouse

Pauline Collins has dated –

  1. Tony Rohr – She was previously in a relationship with actor Tony Rohr and they parent a daughter named Louise who was adopted. They were reunited when Louise was 22 years old.
  2. John Alderton (1969-Present) – In the year 1969, she got married to actor John Alderton and they have been blessed with 3 children – a daughter named Kate Alderton (b. 1972) and 2 sons named Nicholas John Alderton (b. 1973) and Richard Antony Alderton (b. 1977).

Race / Ethnicity


Pauline Collins is of Irish descent.

Pauline Collins pictured on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards
Pauline Collins pictured on the red carpet at the 62nd Annual Academy Awards (Alan Light / Flickr / CC BY 2.0)

Hair Color

Light Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

Forehead bangs

Brand Endorsements

Collins appeared in a TV commercial for Maxwell House coffee in 1981.


She was raised as a Roman Catholic.

Pauline Collins Facts

  1. She spent her childhood years growing up in Wallasey, Cheshire.
  2. Before beginning with her acting pursuits, she was employed as a teacher until 1962.
  3. From 1971 to 1973, Pauline Collins played the role of Sarah Moffat in the television drama series Upstairs, Downstairs, and this role got her nominated for a British Academy Television Award for “Best Actress”.
  4. She was cast in the titular role in the play Shirley Valentine for which she won the Laurence Olivier Award for “Best Actress” and the Tony Award for “Best Actress in a Play”.
  5. Alongside Tom Conti, Pauline Collins co-starred as Shirley Valentine-Bradshaw in the romantic comedy-drama film, Shirley Valentine, in 1989. This performance got her nominated for an Academy Award for “Best Actress” as well as a Golden Globe Award for “Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy” while she bagged the BAFTA Award for “Best Actress in a Leading Role”, Evening Standard British Film Award for “Best Actress” and Golden Apple Award for “Female Discovery of the Year”.
  6. Collins’s autobiography titled Letter to Louise was released in 1992.

Featured Image by Eva Rinaldi / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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