Cheryl Gillespie was born in Hemsby, Norfolk. She is a former member of dance group, Pan's People.
She also acted, or performed, in films and on television. She appeared in the films 'Octopussy', 'The Bitch', 'A Chance to Sit Down' and 'Nutcracker' and on television in 'The Hot Shoe Show', 'The Good Old Days', 'A Family Affair', 'Under the Same Sun', 'Metal Mickey', 'Crown Court', 'Bergerac', 'Casualty', 'Minder', 'The Morecambe and Wise Show' and 'The Funny Side'. In addition, she was a panellist on 'Blankety Blank' and 'WowFabGroovy' and appeared in commercials for Kelloggs All-Bran and Wella Hair Care.'