British actress Joanna Lumley has finally mended her relationship with her sister after they fell out in the 1990s.

The Absolutely Fabulous star became estranged from her elder sibling Aelene at the height of her success on the hit British comedy show, and they went years without talking before recently making up.

Aelene insists they are now good friends and her sister has become a regular visitor to her home.

She tells Britain's Daily Mail, "We are the best of friends now. We are very close. Things have been patched up. I saw Joanna last month. She comes here quite often."