Pauline Fleming was born 1960 in Liverpool. She played roles in several television series, including Brookside, before she made a one-off appearance in Coronation Street as Penny King, wife of businessman Preston King in Episode 5557 (8th August 2003). She returned in what was now a regular role from December 2003 onwards when her screen husband was killed off and appeared in storylines which saw her becoming the latest in a long line of girlfriends for Mike Baldwin. When Johnny Briggs elected to leave the programme, the character became redundant and she made her final appearance on 17th April 2006. Her work since then has mostly been on the stage.