Raised in Chiswick, west London
Taught to box by father at age five
Was working as an understudy in the West End when picked by Rank for grooming as a starlet in late 1940s
Stage debut, "The Gleam"
Film debut in "Fame is the Spur"
TV debut as series regular on "The Vise" (ABC)
Appeared in early Titanic film, "A Night to Remember"
Starred on British TV in "The Avengers", exited after 52 episodes, before the series arrived on American screens; played Catherine Gale
Played Hera in Don Chaffey's "Jason and the Argonauts"
Delivered memorable turn as villainous martial arts expert Pussy Galore in "Goldfinger", starring Sean Connery as James Bond
Acted "Life at the Top", a sequel to "Room at the Top"
Reteamed with Chaffey for "A Twist of Sand"
Worked again with Connery in "Shalako"
Kidnapped by Dean Martin in Andrew McLaglen's questionable comedy-western, "Something Big"
Portrayed Margaret Stevenson in "The Rebel" (CBS), the third presenatation of a four-part series on Benjamin Franklin
Last feature to date, "The Cat and the Canary"
Played Ursula Schumann in NBC miniseries, "The First Olympics: Athens 1896"
Appeared in ABC miniseries "Lace"
Acted in "The Secret Adversary", a two-part adapatation of the Agatha Christie story airing on "Mystery!" (PBS)
Portrayed Doris Asterman in two-part syndicated "Voice of the Heart"
Began as Laura on "The Upper Hand", an anglicized version of American TV's "Who's the Boss"; Blackman gave a lusty performance as a character with a passion for anything wearing pants
Provided the voice of Mrs. Medlock for ABC's animated musical version of "The Secret Garden"
Interviewed for Fox's "The World of James Bond"
Portrayed Joy Adamson in the feature "To Walk With Lions"
Played supporting role of Penny, a family friend, in "Bridget Jones's Diary"
Co-starred in "Colour Me Kubrick," the true story of a man who posed as director Stanley Kubrick