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Lorraine Chase's Biography

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Lorraine Chase was brought up on a council estate in Dog Kennel Hill in south-east London.

Her parents married on 8 May 1948, but Lorraine was mainly brought up by her mother as her father was in prison for robbery.

She started her modelling career by accident after someone spotted her in photos taken by a friend who was at a photographic college.

Her massive breakthrough was when she appeared in ads for Campari in the 1970s. She became known throughout the UK for responding to the line: "Were you truly wafted here from paradise?" with "Nah, Luton airport" in a cockney accent.

Lorraine Chase moved into acting, starring opposite Kenneth Williams in her first play performance.

She amassed various credits on TV notably The Other 'Arf and more recently playing Tricia Stokes in Emmerdale.

Lorraine Chase won a soap star edition of Come Dine With Me.

She enjoys collecting, particularly hats.

When she was young she dated the ad director John Knight. They split up in the 1980s, but remained friends.

Lorraine Chase co-authored Money and How to Make More of It with Adam Shaw.

In 2011 she became one of the celebrities on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

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