Relationship History

Jean Alexander

Coronation Street's Hilda Ogden
Jean Alexander

Jean Alexander Bio Details

Full name

Jean Alexander Hodgkinson





Date of birth

24 Feb 1926

Birth place

Toxeth, Liverpool, England, UK

Date of death:

14 Oct 2016


Library Assistant (1942 (ca.))

Actress (1949)

Started her TV career in 1949 in Z-Cars.

Highest Rated Episode

Jean joined the cast of Coronation Street in 1964, playing the iconic Hilda Ogden for 26 years.  27 million viewers tuned in to watch Jeans very last appearance as Hilda in 1987 - this episode remains the highest-rated in the soap's history.

Jean Alexander Siblings

Kenneth Hodgkinson


Jean Alexander Family

Jean Alexander's siblings:

Jean Alexander's brother is Kenneth Hodgkinson

Jean Alexander's nieces and nephews:

Jean Alexander's niece is Sonia Herald Jean Alexander's niece is Valerie Hodgkinson

Jean Alexander FameChain Links

Coronation Street Cast

Other people in this association:

Mel B 1993

Ben Kingsley CBE 1966 - 1967

Sir Ian McKellen 2005