Jeannette Charles

Jeannette Charles
Born15 October 1927 (age 93)
Years active1974–2014

Jeannette Charles (born 15 October 1927) is a British actress who often portrayed Queen Elizabeth II due to her resemblance to the monarch.[1]



Charles appeared as an actress in repertory theatre in her twenties, but initially had difficulty obtaining Equity membership due to her resemblance to the Queen. She has since played the role in numerous films including Secrets of a Superstud (1976), Queen Kong (1976), The Rutles' movie All You Need Is Cash (1978), National Lampoon's European Vacation (1985), The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).

She also appeared as a semi-regular in Spike Milligan's Q series on BBC Television and appeared on Channel 4's Big Brother 10 to surprise the Brazilian contestant Rodrigo Lopes (who thought he was meeting the real Queen Elizabeth II for a task).

She also appeared in Saturday Night Live episode Season 2, Episode 20 in 1977 [2] and Mind Your Language episode Season 2, Episode 2, "Queen For a Day", in 1978.[3]

She retired in 2014 and lives in Chelmsford, Essex.[citation needed]

Partial filmography


  1. ^ "Long Live The Pretender, Jeannette Charles" . Beaver County Times. 1 March 1979. Retrieved 30 June 2010.
  2. ^ Nathan Rabin "Saturday Night Live (Classic)" , AV Club, 15 May 2008
  3. ^ "IMDB" IMDB, Retrieved 12 August 2015

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Categories: 1927 births | Living people | British film actresses | British stage actresses | British actor stubs

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