Glynis Barber is a South African actress who has actively worked in the entertainment industry since 1978 to date. She is well-known for her acting role in the soap opera ‘EastEnders’ where she played Glenda Mitchell. Along with this, she is also famous for her films ‘Edge of Sanity’ in 1989, ‘Hammer of the Gods’ in 2013, etc. Moreover, she is also a theatre artist who has performed in different productions like ‘Macbeth,’ ‘Love Letters,’ and many more.

Quick Info 
Full Name Glynis van der Riet
Birth Date25 October 1955
Birth PlaceDurban, South Africa
Parents NameFrederick Werndly Barry van der Riet Heather Maureen (Robb)
HusbandPaul Antony-Barber (divorced)
Michael Brandon (1979-Present)
Children1 son- Alexander Max Brandon
Net Worth 2021$8 million
Star SignScorpio
Height5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm)
Weight55kg (122lbs)
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Glynis Barber’s birth name is Glynis van der Riet who was born on 25 October 1955 in Durban, South Africa. She was born to her parents Frederick Werndly Barry van der Riet and Heather Maureen (Robb). She is the single child of her parents and has no siblings. After her parents separated, she was raised by her mother and her step-father in Johannesburg. Additionally, Glynis is currently 65 years old with a Scorpio star sign.

Early Life

Glynis Barber wanted to become an actress at her early age. This led her to study drama and also her parents agreed to let her study drama after she graduates from her school. As a child, Glynis was a shy kid. She became active during her teen and participated in different activities. Sadly, her mother died when Glynis was seventeen years old.


After the sad part, she couldn’t go to study drama. Instead, she did modeling and supported her family. After a year, she finally attended Mountview Theatre School in London. She took a three-year drama course.


Glynis Barber holds South African nationality. As per her ethnicity, she is White. She is of Afrikaner descent. Talking about her religion, she has not disclosed anything about her religious beliefs.

Physical Stats

Glynis Barber stands 5 feet and 6 inches (1.68m/168cm) tall and weighs around 55kg (122lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body type. Besides this, she has a pair of blue-colored eyes and blonde hair color.

Social Media

Glynis Barber has an active presence in social media accounts. Her Twitter handle (@MsGlynisBarber) has 34.8 thousand followers. She has her Instagram account (@glynisbarber) that has 11.4 thousand followers. But It is not verified yet. Moreover, she also has her own website ( where she posts about her information.

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Personal Life 

Glynis Barber met actor Paul Antony-Barber while attending drama school. He is also known for playing in ‘EastEnders’ as Robert. They became eventually closed and married him in 1976. But sadly, their marriage lasted for only three years. They separated in 1979. After this, she then dated actor Steven Pacey but eventually, they also broke up. Steven is now married to married Joan Marine.

In 1984, she became one of the casts of the series named ‘Dempsey and Makepeace.’ This series became a huge hit. She shared the screen alongside her co-star Michael Brandon. He is an American actor. Glynis Barber and Michael Brandon married in 1989. This couple gave birth to their son named Alexander Max Brandon in 1992. This couple currently resides in Los Angeles, United States of America.


Glynis Barber has an interest in acting so she decided to pursue an acting career. She has worked in theatre as a theatre artist. Moreover, she has performed plays like ‘Macbeth,’ ‘High Flyers,’ ‘Love Letters,’ etc in theatre. Glynis is also known for her role of Sgt. Harriet Makepeace in the British police drama ‘Dempsey and Makepeace’ from 1985–1986. Her other famous roles are in ‘EastEnders,’ ‘Emmerdale,’ ‘Night and Day,’ and many others. She is lucky enough to share her screen with famous actors like Hugh Grant, Vanessa Redgrave, Ian McShane, Dan Aykroyd, etc.

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Glynis Barber has received the nomination from the British Soap Award for her role in ‘Night & Day’ in 2002.

Net Worth of Glynis Barber

Glynis Barber earns from her professional career. She has garnered fame and name along with good earning. She earns a salary of 10000 USD To 500000 USD per month. As of the year 2021, she has an estimated net worth of $8 million. Talking about her husband Michael Brandon, he is also an actor. His estimated net worth is $15 million.