One of the favorite TV characters in the 90s and 00s in Greece (and still played in reruns) was “Nanny Fine” – the “Live Action Nanny” as is the Greek title of the popular American comedy for the whole the family.

Miss Fine made television history with her huge smile, her husky, shrill voice, her provocative attire and her one-liners. In fact, the actress was so identified with the role that few know, even today, that Fran Fine is played by Fran Dresser.

In fact, Dresser based the series on her real life: she is indeed from Flushing, Queens, New York, and is indeed the daughter of Sylvia, a marriage counselor, and Morty Dresser, a naval systems analyst.

Dresser became identified with her role in The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmys and two Golden Globes.

But how is TV’s Miss Fine today?

A film and television actress, screenwriter, director, television producer, author, activist and political lobbyist, Dresser, now 65, continues to be a doll, with a huge smile and a strong union presence for the rights of her fellow actors.

In particular, she is the president of the actors’ union SAG-AFTRA – the largest union in Hollywood with 160,000 members.


Its dynamic presence in the last strike mobilizations of the screenwriters caused a sensation while the union decided yesterday – for the first time since 1960 – to join the strike dance.


As for her signature voice? It remains the same and unchanging, just like the intense temperament of the television “Dadas Fine”.