Who is Didi Conn? The Dancing on Ice star was A LOT older than you think when she played Frenchy in Grease

On Sunday (December 6), the 67-year-old actress will make her debut on the rink – but who is she, how old is she and what else has she starred in?

Is Didi Conn married?

The Dancing on Ice star married for the first time in 1975 when she wed  Frank 'Frankie' Conn – however, they divorced three years later.

In 1983, she married composer David Shire, and the couple are still happily married today.

How old was Didi Conn when she played Frenchy in Grease?

Didi is best known for her role as Frenchy in 1978 iconic American musical romantic comedy Grease.

Although the character was a high school student, Didi was actually 27-years-old when she played the part.

Frenchy was Sandy's closest friend in the Pink ladies and Didi became one of the only original cast members to reprise her role for 1982's ill-fated sequel Grease 2.

Didi is now 67-years-old and will be turning 68 in July.

What else has Didi Conn been in other than Grease?

Prior to Grease, Didi, real name Edith Conn, née Bernstein, had only been in one movie, called You Light Up My Life.

But since the film came out, twice-married Didi has been in dozens of TV shows and films including Frida, Almost Summer, and Law & Order.

The 67-year-old has also voiced characters in Rugrats, Thomas and the Magic Railroad and The Wild Thornberrys.

Where is Didi Conn from?

Did is from New York.

She was born on July 13, 1951, in Brooklyn.

What has Didi Conn said about Dancing on Ice?

On October 5, 2018, Didi revealed during an appearance on ITV's Lorraine that she was the latest star confirmed to appear on Dancing On Ice.

In a statement, the actress added: “Boy oh boy, I’m going from being a Pink Lady to Queen of the Ice. I’m coming to the UK on Monday and I can’t wait to see you!”

 

When will Dancing on Ice 2019 start?

Dancing on Ice 2019 returns to ITV on Sunday January 6 at 6pm.

Phillip Schofield will be back to present the hit show once more alongside Holly Willoughby, who revealed the news of the show's return live on This Morning in late January.

Skating icons and current judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will return as judges, alongside Jason Gardiner and Ashley Banjo.

The next series is set to reunite Jason and Karen Barber seven years after their heated on-air row after former Olympic skater Karen has landed the role of head coach.

"Having been involved with the show since its very first series, it holds a lot of special memories to me and I'm looking forward to working with this year's celebrities as we start transforming them into skating stars," she said.

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