Fay Ripley born 26 February  is an English actress and recipe author. She is a graduate of the Faye School of Music and Drama Her first professional role was in the chorus of a pantomime version of Around the World in 80 Days.
Ripley's early film and television appearances were limited, so she supplemented her earnings by working as a children's entertainer and by selling menswear door-to-door.
After her scenes as a prostitute were cut from FrankensteinRipley gained her first major film role playing Karen Hughes in Mute Witness Initially a supporting role in the pilot episode free japanese av tube, Ripley's character was expanded when a series was commissioned in She stayed with the show for three full series before leaving to take more varied roles and to spend more time with her family.
She returned for a guest appearance in the fifth series.
Each role won her critical acclaim. Inshe filmed a leading role in the ITV drama Bon Britishbefore taking time away from acting after the birth of her second child.