Linda Coggin taught horse riding in the West Indies before studying mime in Paris and Czechoslovakia. Forming a small theatre company they played the fringe theatres and the alternative cabaret circuits of Europe. She appeared in Ken Russell's film Gothic as the mechanical doll. She worked as an actor and for several years and presented The Home Show for Thames Television. She writes and performs her poetry and has written a children's book, The Dog, Ray which is to be published in China and Taiwan. She lives in Wiltshire with her husband, two children and numerous animals.