Lloyd was born in Aldeburgh, Suffolk in August 1939 and studied dance as a child,
attending the Sadler's Wells Ballet School.
Although she was briefly a member of Lionel Blair's dance troupe, as Lloyd's height
increased the possibilities for a career dance decreased and she became a showgirl and a model instead.
Lloyd eventually broke into television and throughout the sixties and seventies she
made many guest appearances on several popular shows, including The Saint, Department S, Jason King, Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased)
and The Sweeney
Lloyd also enjoyed the regular role of Cordelia Winfield, alongside Steve Forrest,
in The Baron, but it was her part in the 1965 film The IPCRESS File where she starred alongside Michael Caine that seemed
to get her noticed.
In 1971, Lloyd tried her hand at performing in the theatre and starred in a stage
version of the TV series The Avengers playing John Steed's sidekick, Mrs Hannah Wild.
Four years later she began her role as Barbara Hunter in Crossroads where she remained
until 1985 but Lloyd enjoyed a relationship with Allen off-screen for 13 years, long after the Midlands motel closed its doors
Following her husband's death, the actress only starred in a handful of productions
such as the TV show Keeping Up Appearances and movies U.F.O. and Bullet to Beijing with her last role being in the 2001 film,
Lloyd who had no children, wrote a biography entitled, It Seemed Like a Good Idea
at the Time, in 1998