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Carol Cleveland

Carol Cleveland

Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942) is a British-American actress and comedian, particularly known for her work with Monty Python.

Carol Cleveland
Carol Cleveland in 2009
Born (1942-01-13) 13 January 1942
East Sheen, London, England
Years active1960–present
Peter Brett
(m. 1971; div. 1983)

Early life

Born in East Sheen, London, she moved to the United States with her mother and U.S. Air Force stepfather at an early age. She was brought up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Lubbock, Texas; and later Pasadena, California, where she attended John Marshall Junior High School and Pasadena High School. She is a former Miss California Navy and appeared as Miss Teen Queen in MAD Magazine at age 15.[1] Carol was Miss Teen in the August 1958 issue of Dig magazine.

Cleveland returned with her family to London in 1960,[2] and studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.[3]


A stage actress and model who had appeared as an extra in The Persuaders!, a secretary in The Saint, and other TV shows and films, she started to appear as an extra in BBC comedy productions, including The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise, and various vehicles for Spike Milligan.

Monty Python

Her comedy acting brought her to the attention of the production team of Monty Python's Flying Circus. She appeared in 30 of the 45 episodes in the series, plus all four Monty Python movies. Cleveland has contributed to many post-Python projects including the Concert for George[3] and Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy). She has also appeared in many documentaries about the group's history, including Monty Python: Almost the Truth (Lawyers Cut).

Other work

Cleveland was voted number three in Splendor magazine's "100 Most Beautiful Entertainers" list in 1972.

In 1986, Cleveland played an American television journalist in Only Fools and Horses, in the episode "The Miracle of Peckham"; then in 1995, Cleveland had a small cameo in a sketch within Fist of Fun, a BBC comedy show featuring Stewart Lee and Richard Herring. In 2022, Cleveland appeared on an episode of First Dates.[4]



1963The CracksmanPirateuncredited
1963Strictly for the BirdsSandra
1964The Americanization of EmilyArmy Driveruncredited
1965The Pleasure GirlsElla
1967A Countess from Hong KongNurse
1967Mister Ten Per CentHat Check Girl
1967In Saigon Some May LiveGirl
1968Salt and PepperClub Hostess
1968The Bliss of Mrs. BlossomBra Model
1969If It's Tuesday, This Must Be BelgiumTravel Agent
1969The Adding MachineJudy
1969Moon Zero TwoHostess
1970Every Home Should Have OneSuzy
1971And Now for Something Completely DifferentVarious
1974All I Want Is You... and You... and You...Eli Hartford
1975Monty Python and the Holy GrailZoot / Dingo
1975The Return of the Pink PantherSwimming Pool Diver
1977The BruteDiane's Agent
1979Monty Python's Life of BrianMrs. Gregory
1983Monty Python's The Meaning of LifeVarious
1983Funny MoneyDelphine
1986Half Moon StreetAmerican Wife
1995Annie: A Royal Adventure!Miss Hannigan
2007Too Much Too YoungJune
2010Not the Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy)Various
2012A Liar's Autobiography: The Untrue Story of Monty Python's Graham ChapmanVarious
2013The Sweeter Side of LifeEdna
2013The Search for SimonIrene Jones
2019The Rizen: PossessionThe Ancient One
2021Alice, Through the LookingQueen Elizabeth II


1961Dixon of Dock GreenSandraEpisode: "A Quiet, Ordinary Woman"
1963ITV Play of the WeekMarionEpisode: "The Touch of a Dead Hand"
1963The Sentimental AgentShelahEpisode: "May the Saints Preserve Us"
1963The SaintMarion KentEpisode: "The Sporting Chance"
1964No Hiding PlaceSamantha KayEpisode: "The Things Money Can Buy"
1964ITV Play of the WeekHelen CarverEpisode: "Design for Living"
1964ITV Play of the WeekCeliaEpisode: "The Other Man"
1964ITV Play of the WeekKatieEpisode: "A Really Good Jazz Piano"
1965The AmbassadorsMamie PocockTV film
1965The SaintGloria ManciniEpisode: "The Crime of the Century"
1965The Man in Room 17Marya FerenceEpisode: "A Minor Operation"
1966The AvengersSaraEpisode: "A Touch of Brimstone"
1966BBC Play of the MonthBarbara DaviesEpisode: "Lee Oswald: Assassin"
1967The Reluctant RomeoNatalieEpisode: "A Tale of Two Secretaries"
1967Man in a SuitcaseMiss DinsdaleEpisode: "The Sitting Pigeon"
1968Love StoryWaitressEpisode: "The Egg on the Face of the Tiger"
1968Journey to the UnknownLisaEpisode: "Do Me a Favor and Kill Me"
1969Father, Dear FatherBunny MotherEpisode: "We Can't Afford a Carriage"
1969–1974Monty Python's Flying CircusVarious33 episodes
1969Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)Laura SladeEpisode: "For the Girl Who Has Everything"
1970Foreign ExchangeGirlTV film
1971The Liver BirdsFiancéeEpisode: "The New Neighbour"
1971The Persuaders!Girl at AirportEpisode: "Element of Risk"
1972The Lotus EatersLeigh Mervish5 episodes
1973Now Look HereNinaEpisode: #2.1
1973Doctor in ChargeNurse DobbsEpisode: "Men Without Women"
1973Crime of PassionSuzyEpisode: "Chantal"
1974The Last Turkey in the Shop ShowVariousTV film
1978Mike Yarwood in PersonsSadieEpisode: #2.5
1985Are You Being Served?Lady CustomerEpisode: "Friends and Neighbours"
1986HilaryVictoria SandsEpisode: "Over the Hill?"
1986Only Fools and HorsesSandra PottsEpisode: "The Miracle of Peckham"
1991About FaceMrs. RodgersEpisode: "Tourist Attraction"
1992Land of Hope and GloriaLorettaEpisode: "The Authentic Taste of England"
1995Fist of FunMrs. NeilEpisode: #1.3
2013Toast of LondonBrooke HoobermanEpisode: "The End"


  1. "Carol Cleveland Press Article". Retrieved 19 August 2020.
  2. "Carol Cleveland's Bio Page". Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  3. Hogan, Michael (22 June 2014). "Carol Cleveland interview: 'I loved every minute of Python, but in some respects, it has been a ball and chain'". The Guardian. Retrieved 15 May 2020.
  4. "Monty Python's Carol Cleveland does C4's First Dates". Chortle. Retrieved 6 January 2022.
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