She starred as Fallon in Dynasty in the 1980s but since then she's co-founded an international charity dedicated to brightening the lives of thousands of sick children.
Now she's Emma Samms MBE - recognised for the work she's done with Starlight. She founded the charity in 1986 with her cousin Peter Samuelson.
The Gloucestershire actress is modest about the honour but is mostly grateful to those who've contributed to the charity over the years.
The charity provides services for families with seriously, or terminally, ill children.
She says the best part is seeing the smiles on both the faces of the children and their parents.