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Born: May 12, 1937 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: London, England, GB Profession: Cast ...
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Some sources erroneously list 1942 as the year of Miss Hampshire's birth.

A dyslexic, Hampshire was made a member of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1995 for her work on behalf of those with that learning disability.

On having plastic surgery on her nose when she was starting out, Susan Hampshire told The Daily Express (January 2, 2001): "All my family had similar noses - handsome, but perhaps a bit large for an ingenue. At that young age you don't know why you do these things and in subsequent years absolutely everyone I know has had far more plastic surgery than me, so I'm reluctant to talk about it. But yes, it is true. Regretting anything is not in my nature, otherwise you'd sit around all day bewailing your past."

Hampshire has received honorary degrees from London University (1985), St. Andrew's University (1987), Kingston University (1993), and Pinemanor College (1993).

She created a bit of controversy in December 2000 when she announced she had become a member of Exit, a voluntary euthanasia society. (Euthanasia is illegal in the United Kingdom.)

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