JULIA was born in Dublin to a Greek mother and a Derbyshire born father. The family moved back to the UK in the early 70's and settled in Rutland (the smallest county in Britain).
Business interests of both parents also took them to Sheffield where Julia went to school. She took part in the Crucible Theatre’s stage production of Peter Pan, starring Joanne Whalley and Paula Wilcox where she donned a fishtail and got afternoons off school playing a mermaid – Julia’s first professional engagement.
After leaving school she moved to London to live with Gina and after a short spell of working in the family fashion business, she followed her dream of working in television.