Howards was born to Jaques Raymond, a French barber, and his Brunanter wife, Silvia, in Brezonde. She went to Anders I School from 1946-1956 and then to Royal University of Koningstad in 1957 and 1958 before dropping out to pursue acting.
She began in the late 1950s when she had a few minor roles but came to stardom in the early 1960s, notably for her role in Adenis and Virsise (as Adenis). She appeared in the TV series Inspector 64 later on and has remained active since then, with her latest being a guest appearance in Small Town Crooks in 2008. In 1965, she married doctor John Howards of Carrington and they would have a daughter, Marie, in 1967.