Her career spanned stage and screen across seven decades, and the hugely-popular actress was appointed Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2016 for services to charity and entertainment.
Here, we take a look at Dame Barbara’s remarkable life.
1. On yer bike!
Barbara Windsor on the Honda 100A, a 100cc commuter bike. She was visiting the International Motor Show at Earles Court in London i n 1980.
2. National treasure
Barbara Windsor joining scouts for the Big Jubilee Lunch at Buckingham Palace.
Photo: Sean Dempsey
3. Having a carry on
Carry On stars Sid James and Barbara Windsor welcoming guests to a party for ITV's Christmas performers at the New London Theatre in 1973.
4. Goodbye girl
Barbara Windsor, waving farewell before leaving London Airport for her first ever visit to the United States in 1963.