Julie Goodyear is now 79 years old and must continue to live in this manner.

Julie Goodyear, a Coronation Street actress, is a true soap opera legend.

Bet Lynch was a forceful and scene-stealing character in the longest-running ITV soap serial from 1966, played by the actress who turned 80 on March 29.

The vivacious blonde made her debut for only nine episodes before returning as a regular in 1970. She didn’t leave the cobblestones until 1995, when it was revealed she was suffering from cervical cancer.