Leslie Ash is an English actress, best known for her role in the sitcom Men Behaving Badly. Her book My Life Behaving Badly: The Autobiography was published in 2007.
Ash first appeared on TV in 1964 at the age of four asking "Mummy, why are your hands so soft?" in an advertisement for the washing-up product Fairy Liquid. She was educated at the independent Italia Conti Academy stage school, and then started a career as a fashion model appearing on the cover of a number of teen magazines including Jackie for which she was photographed by David Bailey.
Having appeared in the 1978 British slapstick comedy Rosie Dixon - Night Nurse; her first major film role was playing the romantic lead in Quadrophenia in 1979. In 1980, Ash appears in the Iron Maiden music video, Women in Uniform. In 1983 she played Julie Morgan, alias Juletta Shane, in Curse of the Pink Panther. In 1983 she also appeared opposite Nicky Henson as Nancy in the ITV situation comedy The Happy Apple playing a secretary whose opinions successfully reflected public opinion. She then played a regular role in crime series C.A.T.S. Eyes.
Ash's best known role was playing Neil Morrissey's romantic interest Deborah in the situation comedy Men Behaving Badly. She continued in the role for six series. She subsequently acted in BBC police procedural Merseybeat and ITV's Where the Heart Is.