Nanette Newman (born 29 May 1934) is an English actress and author.
Newman was born in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England. She was the daughter of a show business family - her father was reputed to be a circus strong man, and her mother was also in show business. In the 1940s, she lived in Pullman Court, Streatham Hill. She was educated at Sternhold College, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts stage school and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
Newman made her first appearance in film as a teenager in Personal Affairs in 1953. There followed a number of period roles, including the heroine in The Wrong Box (1966); The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969); The Raging Moon (1971), as a young woman in a wheelchair; and International Velvet (1978).
She was from a variety background, acting on stage and also appearing in television advertisements, notably for Fairy Liquid. She was also a popular regular panellist on the 1970s revival of the BBC panel game show What's My Line?.
She is the author of thirty children's books and six cookery books; winning a Cookbook of the Year Award with The Summer Cookbook, and presented a children's television cookery programme, Fun Food Factory (1976).
Newman married Bryan Forbes in 1955. The couple had two daughters, Emma Forbes and Sarah Standing.
A good marriage is at least 80 percent good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.,
Personal Affair (1953),
The League of Gentlemen (1959),
Faces in the Dark (1960),
The Rebel (1961),
Pit of Darkness (1961),
The L-Shaped Room (1962),
Twice Round the Daffodils (1962),
The Wrong Arm of the Law (1963),
Séance on a Wet Afternoon (1964),
Of Human Bondage (1964),
The Wrong Box (1966),
The Whisperers (1967),
Captain Nemo and the Underwater City (1969),
The Madwoman of Chaillot (1969),
Oh! What a Lovely War (1969),
The Raging Moon (1971),
Man at the Top (1973),
The Stepford Wives (1975),
International Velvet (1978),
Restless Natives (1985),
The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1993)