Jean joined the circus at the age of 14 and began a theatrical career. From this modest beginning by the 1950s, having toured most variety theatres in the UK, she became one of the famous Windmill Girls at the Windmill Theatre in the West End of London, working with such greats as Harry Secombe and Bruce Forsyth. In the 1970s, she spent some time in the USA and was a regular on the Joey Adams TV show ‘Coast to Coast’. In the 1980s, Jean was a regular on TV featuring in ‘Hi-de-Hi’ and ‘Eastenders’. In the 1990s and 2000s she started painting seriously.