Jean Hodgkinson, known by the stage name Jean Alexander (born 24 February 1926), is a retired English television actress. She was best known to British television viewers asHilda Ogden in the soap opera Coronation Street, a role she played from 1964 until 1987, and also as Auntie Wainwright in the long-running sitcom Last of the Summer Wine from 1988 to 2010. For her role in Coronation Street she received a 1987 BAFTA TV Awardnomination for Best Actress. She retired from acting in 2012. She has lived for many years in Southport, Merseyside.