Paula Tilbrook Bio, Wiki
Paula Tilbrook was an English actress who played Betty Eagleton in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale from 1994 to 2015. In April 2015, it was announced that Tilbrook would be retiring and her final scenes as Betty aired on 25 May. She had played the role of Betty for 21 years. She died on December 1st, 2019 at the age of 89.
Paula Tilbrook Age
She was born on January 16th, 1930 and died on December 1st, 2019 at the age of 89.
Paula Tilbrook Career
As well as starring in Emmerdale, Tilbrook also played several minor characters in Coronation Street, including Estelle Plimpton in 1977, Olive Taylor-Brown in 1978 and 1980, and Vivian Barford between 1991 and 93.
Tilbrook’s other soap role was as another character named Betty – this time Betty Hughes – in Channel 4’s Brookside between 1984 and 85.
The Salford-born actress enjoyed a wide-ranging career across TV, film, theatre and radio. In 1979, she appeared in the thriller/horror series Tales of the Unexpected, while her film credits included Yanks and Alan Bennett’s A Private Function.
She appeared as dog-lover Mrs Tattersall in Open All Hours and played three roles in Last of the Summer Wine. Her other credits included Crown Court and the BBC’s Play for Today.
Paula Tilbrook Death & Cause
Tilbrook died on December 1st, 2019 at age 89 as per her obituary. Her death was not announced by her family until July 2020. The family statement said: “She died of natural causes a few months ago at home with her loved ones beside her.”
Betty was one of the soap’s most popular characters with fans, who revelled in her gossiping, sherry drinking and on-screen relationship with Seth, played by Stan Richards from 1978 until 2004. A spokeswoman for the show said: “We are saddened to hear of the passing of our much-loved colleague, Paula Tilbrook.
“Paula was at the heart of Emmerdale for many years and she will be greatly missed by all who worked with her and by the fans of her character, Betty. “We have lost a great talent and a wonderful friend but she will forever live in the memories of those lucky enough to have known her.”