She gained fame for her beloved musical roles in Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music, and became a Dame for the performing arts for Queen Elizabeth II. She became the most successful Actress in the world after appearing in Torn Curtain and Thoroughly Modern Millie in the 1960s.
She was a child Actress who began singing onstage with her parents in 1945 and who appeared in a stage production of Jack and the Beanstalk.
She starred in the 2001 film The Princess Diaries, narrated the 2010 film Enchanted and provided the voice of Marlena in the 2010 animated film Despicable Me.
She married Tony Walton in 1959, and then married Blake Edwards in 1969. She has five children.
She played the role of Mia's grandmother in the Princes Diaries alongside Anne Hathaway.