Susan was born in 1937 and began her acting career over 60 years ago.
In 2018, the star was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE), for her services to drama and charity.
Susan has appeared in over 50 films and television shows over the years and is also a three-time Emmy Award winner.
In 1970, she won an Emmy for her portrayal of Fleur Mont née Forsyte in the 1967 BBC television series The Forsyte Saga, which follows the fortunes of the upper middle class Forsyte family.
In 1971, she won another Emmy for her turn as Sarah Churchill in The First Churchills, a 1969 BBC serial about the life of John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough, and his wife, the Duchess of Marlborough.
Susan won her final Emmy in 1973 for her stunning portrayal of Becky Sharp in 1967’s BBC drama Vanity Fair, adapted from William Makepeace Thackeray’s 1848 novel of the same name.
Her other television credits include The Pallisers (1974), The Grand (1997–98), and Monarch of the Glen (2000–2005).
Susan was married to her first husband, the French film producer Pierre Granier-Deferre, from 1967 until 1974, before marrying again to her second husband, theatre impresario Sir Eddie Kulukundis, from 1981 until his death in 2021.