Helen Worth

Birth Day January 7th, 1951
Birth Place Ossett, West Riding of Yorkshire
Age 70 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Capricorn

About Helen Worth

Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth famed as Helen Worth is an English actress who is famous for her role since 1974 in the ITV soap opera, "Coronation Street" as 'Gail Platt'. She received the Outstanding Achievement Award at The British Soap Awards in the year 2014. Besides this, she has also appeared in movies and TV shows such as "Oliver!" (1968), "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969), "Doctor Who" story 'Colony in Space' (1971), "The Doctors", "Helen: A Woman of Today" (1973), "Within These Walls" (1974) and "The Carnforth Practice" (1974).

Helen Worth feels "so proud" of the ITV soap for "carrying on" amid the coronavirus pandemic and making it to the show's 60th birthday. She admitted it is "wonderful" the ITV soap has turned 60 today (09.12.20), and she said the most important thing is that the program is "still on air" after six decades. She said: "60 - it's wonderful. And what's even more wonderful is we've managed to make it work through a pandemic. I'm so proud that the Street has carried on. She has also revealed that she was rejected twice by Coronation Street before landing the role of Gail Platt. Lorraine Kelly asked: 'When you joined in the 70s it was kind of third time lucky, wasn’t it? Because you tried before? But then you got that part that we know so well now'. Helen replied: ‘Yes. I don't know what the other two parts were. But I'm very glad it's Gail that I ended up with because I've loved Gail's life.

Helen Worth is famous for being an American actress. She is best known for her role as Gail Platt in the soap opera "Coronation Street".

Helen Worth, a famous actress

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On 7th January 1951, Helen Worth took birth in Ossett, West Riding of Yorkshire, England. Her hometown is in Morecambe, Lancashire. She holds British nationality and her ethnicity is British-White. Her race is White. Her birth name/real name is Cathryn Helen Wigglesworth. As of 2020, she celebrated her 69th birthday. She was brought up in a middle-class family. She was born to her parents; Alfred Wigglesworth (father) and Gladys Wigglesworth (mother). Her mother died in a hit-and-run road accident. She attended a private school. She also has a sibling, a brother named Neville. Her parents then fostered Ghanian born Wilson Kpikpitse. She took dancing lessons from the age of three as well as she took part in many school theatrical productions. She later started reading stories on Granada Television's "Scene at 6.30" when she was ten as well as she appeared in the episode of BBC's "Z-Cars". She then played in one of the stage production of "The Sound of Music" at the Palace Theatre. She later came back to Morecambe and attended the Corona Theatre School in London. Capricorn is her Zodiac sign and her religion is Christian. 

At the age of 69, Helen Worth still looks very beautiful with a charming personality attracting a lot of people towards her. She has a hair color of Blonde and her eye color is Dark Brown. She has a tall height of 5 ft 5 in or 1.65 m. Her balanced weight consists of 50 KG or 110 lbs. Her body build is Average. Her dress size is 4 US and her shoe size is 7 US. 

Helen Worth's Career

  • Helen began working in repertory theatre. There, she worked with BBC Radio and has also appeared in a small part of films such as "Oliver!" (1968) and "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (1969). 
  • Along with movies, she also appeared in TV shows in the "Doctor Who", "The Doctors", "Helen: A Woman of Today" (1973), "Within These Walls" (1974), and "The Carnforth Practice" (1974).
  • After that, her career lifts up by joining a famous soap opera "Coronation Street" in the year 1974. She is active with the soap until now. She also stated she does not plan to leave Coronation Street, saying she's happy with Gail's never-ending drama, and that it's a job she loves. She said in an interview with GMTV in January 2010 stating she loves Gail's storylines and praised the writers for giving her some great plots over the years, and which she hopes will continue. 
  • A one-off special about Helen Worth, "Gail & Me"; a documentary was aired on ITV on 9th June 2014 which is about celebrating Worth's 40 years as Gail. 

Awards and Achievements of Helen Worth

  • Outstanding Achievement Award twice as Gail in "Coronation Street"
  • Twice Outstanding Achievement Award at the Inside Soap Awards in September 2006 and at The British Soap Awards 2014 
  • British Soap Award for Scene of the Year in 2019 for a monologue she performed, which was also nominated for a BAFTA TV Award.

Helen Worth's Husband, Trevor Dawson

Helen Worth is a married woman. She married "Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends" narrator Michael Angelis in the year 1991. She once forgave Angelis when he admitted to an affair in 1995, but they divorced in 2001 after he had another affair with model Jennifer Khalastchi. She later married for the second time with London music teacher Trevor Dawson on 6th April 2013. She has not given birth to any children until now. Her sexual orientation is straight. She has a house in London where the couple is living a happy life. 

Helen Worth with her new husband, school teacher Trevor Dawson

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Helen is also the patron of the Born Free Foundation which is an international wildlife charity working throughout the world to stop individual wild animal suffering and protect threatened species in the wild. She has also appeared on TV campaigns and joined them at the House of Commons in the year 2006. She is also a supporter of the charity ActionAid and has also visited Sierra Leone in the support of its work there. 

Helen Worth's Net Worth 2020

Helen Worth is a famous actress who is one of the highest-paid TV actresses who has been appearing on the soap opera "Coronation Street" for more than forty years and she is still active in the field. As of 2020, the net worth of Helen Worth is estimated to have $8 Million whereas her exact salary is still to get revealed yet as she has not mentioned anything about it neither any sources have revealed it yet. Sources have reported that she makes $200 thousand per episode of Coronation Street. She is living a luxurious lifestyle from her earnings. Her major source of wealth comes from her acting career and she is satisfied with her earnings. 

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