Dame Barbara Windsor: 17 of her best fashion looks over the decades

Windsor died on Thursday after a six-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease 

Sophie Gallagher@scfgallagher
Friday 11 December 2020 11:43

Actor Dame Barbara Windsor has died aged 83 from Alzheimer’s at a care home in London, her husband Scott Mitchell said on Friday.

Windsor, who was best known for her roles in BBC’s Eastenders and the Carry On films, was first diagnosed with dementia in 2014 and had worked to petition the government to improve care in the sector before her death.  

During her career Windsor appeared in nine of the 31 Carry On comedy films, was Bafta-nominated for Sparrows Can’t Sing and made an appearance in children’s classic Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. But it was her character Peggy Mitchell, with her blonde bouffant who was in the nation’s hearts as the matriarch of Albert Square.

Although her 1969 Carry On Camping character might have famously said “Sir, we were told to bring the minimum of clothing”, for over seven decades, Windsor dominated our TV screens, modelling everything from a towel to fur-trimmed power suits.  

Here The Independent rounds up her best looks over the years.

Scroll through the gallery above for her best fashion looks over the decades.

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