Comedienne and actror Elaine C. Smith is best known for her role as Mary Nesbitt in the BBC sitcom, `Rab C. Nesbitt?, which began in 1990 and was re-launched in 2011. Born in Baillieston, Glasgow, Smith studied at the city?s Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) and Queen Margaret College, Edinburgh. Her TV career was launched in 1986 with her role in the BBC sketch show `Naked Video?. Alongside TV and comedy, Smith has also worked in theatre starring in productions such as `Calendar Girls? (2008) and several pantomimes.