Birthday: October 11, 1957 (Libra)
Born In: Holyhead
With a chubby face, funny haircut and infectious laughter, Dawn French is the quintessential female comedian who has been blessed with the looks and demeanor to make anybody laugh. Even though she had never been conventionally pretty from childhood, her father boosted her confidence by telling her that she was the most beautiful girl to him. The daughter of a Royal Air Force employee, she received high quality education and was exposed to various co-curricular activities. Naturally gifted with a quirky sense of humour, the vivacious and confident lady was cocky and loud as a teenager. She had always been interested in debating and theatre and thus decided to pursue a course at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Today she is best known as a part of the highly popular comedic duo - French and Saunders, which she formed with Jennifer Saunders whom she met in college. As unlikely as it seems, the two women hated each other at first sight and would not have ever even imagined working together! But fate had other plans and the two funny ladies came together to form one of the most hilarious female comedy duo of the contemporary times. She is also a writer and has penned a bestselling autobiography titled, ‘Dear Fatty’.