Ann Sidney was born on 27 March 1944 in Poole, Dorset, England, UK. She is an actress known for The Avengers (1961), The Athena Syndrome and Treasure of the Amazon (1985). She was previously married to Duncan C. Weldon.
TV host and beauty queen who won the 1964 Miss World contest representing the United Kingdom.
Sidney became the second woman from her country to win the title after Rosemarie Frankland had won the title in 1961. The pageant was held in London, United Kingdom, on 12 November 1964. It was watched on TV by a reported 27.2 million people in the UK alone. During her reign as Miss World, she travelled five times and joined Bob Hope on his USO tour of Asia.
After relinquishing the Miss World title, Sidney had many acting roles on TV, including The Avengers and Are You Being Served?, and in films, including the spy thriller Sebastian (1968) with Dirk Bogarde and Susannah York and the Donald Cammell/Nicolas Roeg film Performance (1970) with James Fox and Mick Jagger, as well as forming a touring cabaret act. In 1967 she appeared in the long-running West End farce Not Now, Darling opposite Donald Sinden and Bernard Cribbins.
Sidney has appeared in numerous stage musicals such as Jacques Brel’s Alive and Well and Living in Paris and as Maria von Trapp in The Sound of Music. She has also appeared in several Christmas pantomimes in the UK, such as Prince Charming in Cinderella with Brian Conley and Dick in Dick Whittington with Les Dawson. She also spent six years as a lead singer at the MGM Grand Las Vegas.
In December 1970, Sidney married actor Rod McLennan and moved to Australia. She featured in several Australian television programs, including the comedy series Birds In The Bush (1972), and the war drama Spyforce. She later co-hosted an Australian version of the game show, The Better Sex (1978).