Lesley Staples appeared in Coronation Street in four roles:
- A Hospital Receptionist in August 1991
- Pub landlady Eileen Carter in May, June and October 1993
- Mrs Hardcastle, the wife of Monica the greyhound's owner in November 1999
- Businessman's wife Irene Rafferty in August 2002.
She has also appeared in George & Mildred, The Liver Birds, Last of the Summer Wine, Heartbeat, Emmerdale and the films Calendar Girls, Phoenix Falling, Tortoise In Love and The Perfect Wedding.
Now based in Florida, she trained at the Webber Douglas Academy.