Jenny Seagrove

The street where I grew up — Jenny Seagrove

Jenny Seagrove, 64, actress and horse sanctuary founder. I was born in Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia, where my father Derek was working in import/export. I had an older brother David, and when I was not yet two my mother, Pauline, had a stroke during a stillbirth. My father, bless him, was left to look after two very young children while my mother recovered from a coma in hospital. She was a really sweet, gentle woman but a fighter too, and although it took her a year she learned to walk, talk and write again and was able to return home to look after us. She died in 1993 aged 68 - far too young.
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