Sensational Women: Joanna Lumley
British television actress and model who came to the limelight playing Purdy in the popular TV series The New Avengers. Though an enduringly popular actress, she gained notoriety for her portrayal of alcoholic fashionista Patsy Stone in the comedy series Absolutely Fabulous opposite comedienne Jennifer Saunders, for which she received three BAFTA Awards. Offscreen she is a human right's activists, recently successfully campaigning for the rights of Burkhas, and an animal welfare activist. She was also stranded on a desert island for a month for BBC TV series Girl Friday in which she famously made a pair of shoes out of her bra.