A Feminist a Day: Victoria Wood

Who is she?

pp-victoria-wood-5-gettyeaVictoria Wood was a British comedian and actress, singer-songwriter and director, who sadly died this week of cancer aged 62.

Victoria was one of Britain’s most loved comedians throughout her long career, which included a 15-show run at the Royal Albert Hall, the TV series Dinnerladies and her 1980s sketch TV show As Seen On TV.

She wrote comedy that women could relate to and her characters were often women who had not-so-glamorous jobs. The British public adored her and her career has opened up the doors for many female comedians who followed her.

Why should we thank her?

Victoria opened the doors for many female comedic performers in the UK and her influence can be seen in the work of actresses such as Jane Horrocks, Caroline Quentin and and Kathy Burke.

Best quote

(On breasts): “If God had meant them to be lifted and separated, he would have put one on each shoulder.”

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A Feminist a Day: Victoria Wood

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