Helen Worth Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 04 Feb, 2020
Facts of Helen Worth
Date of Birth: 1951 , January-7
Age: 69 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Helen Worth
Birth Name Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth
Father Alfred Wigglesworth
Mother Gladys Wigglesworth
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Ossett, United Kingdom
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor
Net Worth $8 million
Married to Trevor Dawson, Michael Angelis
Divorce Michael Angelis
Siblings 1
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Helen Worth is an English actress widely known for her portrayal as Gail Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street. She has received two Outstanding Achievement Award for her performance in the show.

Raised with a Brother in Morecambe, Lancashire

Helen Worth was born on January 7, 1951, in Ossett, United Kingdom, under the birth sign Capricorn. Her birth name is Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth.

Her mother's name is Gladys Wigglesworth and her father's name is Alfred Wigglesworth. She was raised in Morecambe, Lancashire. She has a brother named Neville Wigglesworth. Helen's mother died in a hit-and-run road accident.

She is of English nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She studied at a private school. When she was eight years old, her parents fostered Wilson Kpikpitse. When Kpikpitse turned 11, he was sent to England as an overseas student.

She later attended the Corona Theatre School in London.

Initially Participated in School Theatrical Productions

Helen Worth was only three years old when she joined dance classes. At the time, she participated in numerous school theatrical productions.

At the age of 10, she appeared in an episode of BBC's Z-Cars, and when she turned twelve, she portrayed a von Trapp children at the Palace Theatre in London, performing on The Sound of Music's stage production.

Playing Gail Platt in Coronation Street Since 1974

After completing her studies, Helen Worth started working in repertory theatre. She worked for the BBC Radio repertory company for a year.

She then appeared in numerous films such as The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie and Oliver!. As for her television appearance, she has appeared in Doctor Who story Colony in Space, Helen: A Woman of TodayThe Doctors, The Carnforth Practice andWithin These Walls.

Worth was cast as a series regular Gail Platt in ITV soap opera, Coronation Street, in 1974. It's been more than 40 years since the actress joined the cast and she is still a part of it. She appeared on the show alongside Kym MarshBrooke VincentSamia Ghadie and William Roache.

On 9 June 2014, a documentary about the actress, Gail & Me, aired on ITV, celebrating her 40 years as Gail on Coronation Street. For her performance in the series, Worth has been honored with two Outstanding Achievement Award.

Owns a Total Net Worth of $8 Million

Helen Worth is one of the highest-paid television actresses. She has been appearing on Coronation Street for more than 40 years and throughout her decades-long career, she has earned a substantial amount of money.

As for her net worth, sources have estimated that the total fortune of the actress is $8 million. She also has a luxurious house in London.

The actress' exact salary has not been disclosed yet but sources have reported that Worth makes $200 thousand per episode of Coronation Street.

Married Trevor Dawson After Divorcing Michael Angelis

Helen Worth has been married to a music teacher of London, Trevor Dawson. The couple exchanged the wedding vows on April 6, 2013, and ever since they are living a happy married life together. The wedding ceremony was conducted at St. James' Church, in Piccadilly, London.

Helen CAPTION: Helen Worth and Trevor Dawson Wedding SOURCE: Daily Mail

Worth was previously married to an English actor, Michael Angelis. The two tied the knot in 1991 but later in 2001, they got a divorce.

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