Carol Cleveland (born 13 January 1942, London) is an English actress/comedienne, most notable for her appearances as the only significant female performer on Monty Python's Flying Circus.
A stage actress who had appeared as an extra in The Persuaders! and other TV shows and films, she started to appear as an extra in BBC Comedy productions, including the The Two Ronnies, Morecambe and Wise and Spike Milligan.
Cleveland was voted number three in Splendor magazine's "100 Most Beautiful Entertainers" list in 1972.
This brought her to the attention of the production team of Monty Python's Flying Circus.
She appeared in 30 of the 45 episodes in the series.
Sometimes referred to as the "other Python", she played an archetypal blonde bombshell.
Stage directions for her first sketch described her as "a blonde buxom wench in the full bloom of womanhood."
Privately called "Carol Cleavage" by the other Pythons, she called herself the "glamour stooge."
She appeared nude (briefly) in two Python sketches, apparently avoiding the censors by showcasing extended cleavage.
Cleveland starred in all four of the Monty Python movies, including the dual roles of Zoot and Dingo, twin leaders of the maidens in the Castle Anthrax, in Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Her mother, Pat, appeared in Monty Python on several occasions, once as a mental patient with an axe embedded in her head.