The 38-year-old was found at a house in Stoke-on-Trent at 7am on Monday, according to Staffordshire police.
Authorities have confirmed that the death is not deemed to be suspicious.
A spokesman for the Staffordshire force said: “A woman from Stoke-on-Trent who was found dead this morning has been named as Paula Williamson, aged 38.
“Paula’s body was found in a house on Gordon Avenue, Sneyd Green, at around 7am.
“A post mortem will take place to establish the cause of death but the death is not being treated as suspicious.
“A report is now being prepared for the coroners.”
Ms Williamson met renowned criminal Charles Bronson in prison in late 2016 and they were married in November 2017.
However, their relationship broke down shortly after and she filed for divorce.
The actress played minor roles in Coronation Street and Emmerdale.