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Elizabeth Onedin (Jessica Benton) from The Onedin Line
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Actor name:
Jessica Benton
Date of Birth: 1942
Role played:
Elizabeth Onedin
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Jessica Benton is a British actress, mainly known for her role in the BBC series The Onedin Line. Jessica Benton had some minor roles on TV such as Z-Cars in 1970, and The Juggler of Notre Dame (1970). Jessica Benton also appeared in Upstairs, Downstairs (1971) as Lady Cynthia in the episode "The Path of Duty", The Duchess of Duke Street (1976) as Eleanor Prentice in the episode "A Lesson in Manners", and Thomas & Sarah (1979) playing Grace Laughton in the episode "Birds of a Feather". This led her to the starring role in The Onedin Line playing Elizabeth Onedin / Frazer / Lady Fogarty. For nearly a decade, from 1971 to 1980, Jessica Benton was one of the best known actresses in the UK.

With the conclusion of The Onedin Line Jessica Benton's career as a television actor largely ended. There was one last foray into bustles and corsets in a drama-documentary shot in Austria in which Jessica Benton played Queen Anne. Jessica Benton also did a selection of plays at Salisbury Playhouse but decided to leave the acting profession to concentrate on her family and the many animals she has at home. Jessica Benton has worked as a full time alcohol and drugs counselor.

Jessica Benton lives in the English countryside and is married to the renowned British landscape photographer Charlie Waite. They have a daughter Ella, who is the founder and manager of an independent production company www.environmentfilms.org and is married to Director of Photography, Ben Todd.

Anne Stallybrass and Peter Gilmore, with whom she co-starred in The Onedin Line, have remained life-long friends and Stallybrass is Ella's godmother.

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