Is there an actor on earth more beloved than Joanna Lumley?
The veteran star, who celebrates her 75th birthday on May 1, is a true national treasure, adored as much for her on-screen performances – including the incomparable Patsy in Absolutely Fabulous – and silky voice, as she is for her activism and philanthropic efforts.
Not only has she enjoyed showbiz success with a career that has spanned seven decades, the model-turned-actor has achieved both sex symbol and fashion icon status.
Here we look back at how Joanna Lumley’s style has evolved throughout the years…
Sixties: Model in the making