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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 1943London, England, UK
Birth NameGillian Arnold

Mini Bio (1)

Gillian Arnold was born to theatrical parents Dickie and Mitzi, midgets who had a successful career performing a cabaret/vaudeville act. Theatre was in Gillian's blood, and she became a Windmill girl, performing at the famous Windmill Theatre in Soho, when still in her teens. She first appeared nude aged 15.

She changed her name to Danee Arnold, and had mixed fortunes as an actress, singer and TV presenter in the 1960s. She changed her name to Polly Perkins as the 60s moved on, and as her career progressed.

Polly moved to Spain, where she still lives. Her best known performance was as Trish Valentine, washed-up nightclub singer, in the BBC's cruelly under-rated and shortlived Spanish soap Eldorado (1992), in the mid-90s.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: chuffnobbler

Trivia (3)

Mother to Timothy Marcus Arnold (b. July 1975) and "Toby" Tobias (b.June 1965) from separate relationships.
Is close friends with her EastEnders (1985) co-star June Brown.
Living on the south coast of Spain. [January 2005]

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