Kathy Viedge was born in South Africa and lived on a trading station in the Eastern Cape. In the early 1960s, she moved to London. She was awarded a place at a drama school and trained to be an actress. She returned to South Africa, where she taught at the University of Cape Town. She later joined a theatre company and has worked in the film industry. Kathy worked for a number of years as a producer in both radio and television. She became interested in alternative therapy and returned to England to study Kinesiology and Reiki. She lives with her husband; they have two children, a son and a daughter.