She attended Streatham Hill High School and trained at Streatham Ice Rink. She is the 1965 European silver medalist. She represented Great Britain at the 1964 and at the 1968 Winter Olympics, placing 11th both times.
She is the daughter of Ice Hockey player Richard Harvey Stapleford who played for Streatham. Her maternal grandfather was Comedian and Streatham-resident Charlie Naughton, member of the Crazy Gang