Valerie Kathleen Lehman (born 15 March 1943) known as Val Lehman is an Silver Logie winning Australian actress, best known for her role as top dog Queen Bea Bea Smith in the Australian TV series Prisoner (aka Prisoner: Cell Block H). She played the role for over four years before leaving the series in the 400th episode in 1983. Lehman received three Logies for her performance - Best Lead Actress In A Series and Most Popular Actress in 1982 and Best Lead Actress In A Series in 1983. Her real life daughter, Cassandra Lehman portrayed Bea Smith's drug-addicted daughter, Debbie. Her other daughter, Joanne also briefly appeared in Prisoner, during the first year of the series.