Renny Lister played short-term resident of 13 Coronation Street Jean Stark in 1961. She continued to act after leaving the programme and, amongst other roles, played a variety of parts in several episodes of both Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green. She has also had appearances in the wartime serial Christabel and the film Personal Services. She also appeared in the film Curse Of The Werewolf as Oliver Reed's date.
Renny is married to the actor Kenneth Cope, who she met whilst filming Coronation Street. Their children include the actress Martha Cope who herself appeared in Coronation Street in December 2015 and January 2016 as Joanne, a date of Kevin Webster's who he met on a singles' night.