Born on the 19th May 1953 in Lancashire, the woman who would be Britain's first female stand-up comic and the biggest live draw in the country, began life as the daughter of a failed entertainer living in isolation near Ramsbottom. In a 1996 Southbank Show documentary she described…more
Victoria was a vegetarian.
Victoria attended the all-girls Bury Grammar School.
Victoria's biggest hit as a comic song is The Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It).
In 2005, she was awarded an award for Outstanding Contribution to Comedy at the British Comedy Awards.
Victoria was awarded the honorary title Doctor of Letters by the University of Sunderland in 1994.
Victoria studied drama at Birmingham University.
Victoria was awarded the O.B.E in 1997.
Victoria has two children, Grace and Henry.
Victoria Wood did a documentary on the obsession of weight and dieting called Victoria Wood's Big Fat Documentary.
Victoria Wood appeared in her own Christmas special called Victoria Wood With All the Trimmings.
Victoria Wood was one of the first 100 to be honoured with her name set into the pavement in London's 'Avenue of the Stars' in Convent Garden.
Victoria: People think I'm Dawn French sometimes. They come up to me and just ask "what's it like being married to Lenny Henry?" I say "How should I know, I've only seen him on a muesli commercial."
Victoria: I'm not getting anything from Jersey, it's against my rights, because that's where they filmed Bergerac.
Victoria: I know I've got a degree. Why does that mean I have to spend my life with intellectuals? I've got a lifesaving certificate but I don't spend my evenings diving for a rubber brick with my pyjamas on.
Victoria: I once went to one of those parties where everyone throws their car keys into the middle of the room ... I don't know who got my moped, but I drove that Peugeot for years.
Victoria: Did you know sex is going out of fashion? It's a little trend I've started.
Victoria: I looked up the symptoms of pregnancy ... moody, irritable, big bosoms ... I've obviously been pregnant for thirty-six years.
Victoria: You know that building in London where all the windows blew out? That wasn't a bomb, it was fifty-six pre-menstrual women the day the chocolate machine broke down.
Victoria: All my friends started getting boyfriends ... but I didn't want a boyfriend, I wanted a thirteen-colour biro.
Victoria: In my day we didn't have sex education, we just picked up what we could off the television ... and as far as I was concerned, if Pinky and Perky didn't do it, I didn't want to know about it.
Victoria: I thought you could get pregnant if you swam the backstroke in the same lane as a boy who'd just swum the butterfly.
Victoria: Claire Rayner: She's so nice and sympathetic and understanding, you just want to smack her in the face with a broccoli quiche.
Victoria: I haven't got a waist. I've just got a sort of place ... a bit like an unmarked level crossing.
Victoria: Life's not fair, is it? Some of us drink champagne in the fast lane, and some of us eat our sandwiches by the loose chippings on the A597.