Sylvia Syms is a British actress who starred in films and on TV from the 1950s to the turn of the millennium. She was born on January 6, 1934 in London and attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She began acting in her teen years, playing the role of teenagers. In 1954 she took the starring role in the film My Teenage Daughter in which she played a troubled youth bent on rebellion and contemplating suicide. Four years later she starred in Ice Cold in Alex, in which she plays a young WWII nurse. In 1959 she played in a crime drama called No Trees in the Street, which was popularly received at the time. Her career took a significant turn in 1961 when she took a role in the film The Victim, a movie which was originally banned in the United States and which was one of the first British films to openly address the subject of homosexuality. Since then, Syms has played in many films and a number of TV series. In 2010 she appeared in the BBC series The Young Ones in which aging celebrities recall their youth.