Frances Ruffelle ( born August 29, 1965 in London) is a British musical actress. Her mother is Sylvia Young, the founder of the Sylvia Young Theatre School; her daughter is the singer Eliza Doolittle.
Since the 1980s Ruffelle is seen in British musical productions. She played Louisa in The Sleeping Prince, the Dinah in Starlight Express and Roxie Hart in Chicago. For her most famous role, Eponine in Les Miserables which she received the 1987 Tony Award as Best Supporting Actress in a Musical and played this role for years on Broadway in New York City. For this reason, it will be seen in 2012 in the same film Les Misérables (2012 ) in a small supporting role as one of the prostitutes.
In 1994, she was internally selected to represent the United Kingdom at the Euro Vision Song Contest in Dublin. With the pop single We Will Be Free (Lonely Symphony ) she reached the tenth place.
Ruffelles Musical performances also appeared as a single or LP.