Pauline discovered acting at the age of 9 when a couple of after-school clubs were formed by local teachers. One was country dancing, the other was a drama club. Not fancying country dancing, Pauline joined the drama club and has not stopped entertaining the nation since.
From this start, professional work followed almost by accident. In that year, still aged 9, she was cast in her first professional role as a child arsonist in 'Dixon of Dock Green', with her career evolving from there. Pauline appeared in numerous TV programmes including her own chat show at the age of 15 entitled 'Pauline's People' and 'Pauline's Quirkes'. Subsequent productions included 'The Further Adventures of Oliver Twist', 1980's hospital drama, 'Angels', and TV series 'Shine on Harvey Moon'.