Actress Dinah Sheridan died on Sunday morning at the age of 92, reports ITV.
Sheridan was most famed for her role as the mother, Mrs Waterbury, in the 1970 film version of 'The Railway Children' and also starred in 1980s British sitcom, 'Don't Wait Up' and 'Doctor Who'.
She was married four times and is survived by her son, Sir Jeremy James Hanley and daughter, actress Jenny Hanley.
Ms Sheridan famously played Mrs Waterbury in the film version of The Railway Children
Sheridan passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family at her home in Middlesex, her agent Gareth Owen said.
The actress was considered the quintessential English rose because of her elegance and quiet beauty.
She was born Dinah Nadyejda Ginsburg in Hampstead in 1920 to a Russian father and German mother who were photographers to the Royal Family.
Her first stage role came at the tender age of 12 and she subsequently went on tour as Wendy in 'Peter Pan' which starred Charles Laughton as Captain Hook.
Ms Sheridan's film break came shortly after when she was 16 and appeared in such films as 'Irish And Proud of It' (1938) until her momentum was interrupted by the Second World War.
In 1942 she married actor Jimmy Hanley and had three children, although one died at birth.
One daughter, Jenny Hanley, followed in her parents' footsteps and became a noted actress.
The couple appeared together in titles such as 'Salute John Citizen' (1942), '29 Acacia Avenue' (1945) and 'The Huggetts Abroad' (1949).
Ms Sheridan's career peaked with the sparkling comedy 'Genevieve' (1953), co-starring John Gregson, Kenneth More and Kay Kendall.
British film stars at Northolt Airport after returning from Dublin, where they attended the annual benefit performance of the Catholic Stage Guild. (l-r) Susan Shaw, Robert Beatty (rear), Jack Warner, Dinah Sheridan and Joan Rice. *Low res scan - Hi res scan on request
Nicola Paget, Tony Britton and Dinah Sheridan rehearse the play "The Boston Story" at the Duchess Theatre
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British character actor Jimmy Hanley, seen in London during his divorce from actress Dinah Sheridan.
British actress Dinah Sheridan, seen in London during her divorce case.
Mr John Davis and film star singer Dinah Sheridan, after their wedding at Caxton Hall, London.
Two new recruits got a warm welcome from the Portsmoth Command field-gun team. The girls are actresses Julie Ege (left) and Jenny Hanley, daughter of actress Dinah Sheridan and the late actor Jimmy Hanley. The actresses appeared in the Bond film "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and were visiting the team at HMS Excellence, Portsmouth.
1952: British actresses Ann Todd (1909-1993) and Dinah Sheridan star in the David Lean film 'The Sound Barrier', aka 'Breaking the Sound Barrier', which was written by Terence Rattigan. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1951: From left to right, Dinah Sheridan, William Simons and Anthony Steel (1920 - 2001) on the set of the Ealing adventure film 'Ivory Hunter', also titled 'Where No Vultures Fly'. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
1952, Bedfordshire, England, British actress Dinah Sheridan is pictured holding a large key with 21 on it as she rides a camal at the 21st birthday celebrations for Whipsnade Zoo (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
1952, A picture of British actress Dinah Sheridan being made-up by a make-up artist on the set of the film 'Genevieve' (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)
British actresses Joanna Lumley and Dinah Sheridan show off some jewellery on January 11, 1984. (Photo by Mike McKeown/Express/Getty Images)