At the tender age of 16, Barbara Ferris began her entertainment career as an actress. Ferris kickstarted her acting career in various films such as the drama "Children of the D*mned" (1963) with Ian Hendry and the Laurence Olivier dramatic adaptation "Term of Trial" (1963). She was nominated for a BAFTA Award for "Having A Wild Weekend" in 1965. Ferris also brought characters to life with her vocal talents in the adaptation "Tom Thumb" (1958) with Russ Tamblyn. She continued to work steadily in film throughout the sixties and the eighties, appearing in "Interlude" (1968) and "A Nice Girl Like Me" (1969). She also worked in television around this time, including a part on "The Strauss Family" (ABC, 1972-73). Film continued to be her passion as she played roles in "52 Pick-Up" (1986) and "A Chorus of Disapproval" (1989). Ferris more recently acted in "The Krays" (1990) with Billie Whitelaw.