Actress & Vocalist
Caron Gardner’s love of film and music started very early in life. A dramatic childhood made it her salvation and joy. After six months in New York as Miss London After Dark, promoting British travel, Caron returned to go to drama school.
Caron was offered plays in New York but she wanted to gain experience. Her early films were The Yellow Teddy Bears, produced by Klinger and Tenser and then a couple of days on Goldfinger, as one of Pussy galore Pilots.
Caron had a cameo as Wilfred Bramwell’s fiancee in a Hard Days Night, and then The Evil of Frankenstein for Hammer, and also a small part in Frankenstein Must Be Destroyed. Caron played Yvonne Romaine’s handmaiden in Hammer’s The Brigand of Khandahar…Oliver Reed said that he and Caron were the only blue eyed Indians, Caron wore a dark wig. Mr Ten Per Cent with Charlie Drake etc.
Caron then did various comedy shows, Benny Hill, Morecambe and Wise, Square World, BBC drama , Monty Python in the Dirty Vicar Sketch. Aitch, with Peter Butterworth etc etc. Death is a Woman with Patsy Ann Noble, Traitors Gate Dept. S, Danger Man and various Saints The Fiction Makers and other films.
All this time Caron also had singing lessons but never put it into practice unless she did panto. Caron appeared in Crossroads for six weeks and Eastenders also for six weeks,where she played Arthur Fowler’s first girlfriend.
Caron changed direction in the late 70’s as she had a son, so she made lots of commercials, corporate videos, voice overs, and life style shoots, which Caron still does.
Caron started singing four years ago, not the musical comedy style she had practiced, but more ballads and blues, which she loves, having met Duke Ellington in the 60’s whilst singing and dancing for the American troops.
Caron lived in New York in the 70’s for 9 months as Miss BSA…she represented them for 12 years , so Caron was there to promote British bikes.
Caron now sings at various places and of course attends signings and conventions , and she still has a modeling agent.