Julia Elizabeth Andrews, DBE (née Wells, born 1 October 1935) is an English singer and actress. She has appeared in some of the best-known mid-twentieth-century musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot and the film versions of The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, and also in non-musicals. Also of note was her return to Broadway after a 30-year absence, in Victor, Victoria. In the new millennium, Andrews co-starred in a new spate of films, including the popular The Princess Diaries.
Andrews' voice type is soprano. Her voice was damaged during a throat operation in 1997, that the incident became a major news story is a testament to her fame. She was married to producer Blake Edwards (a second marriage for both) from 1969 until his death in 2010.