Most famous for her role as Holly Barton on the British soap opera Emmerdale, she is also notable for her role as Ronnie on the musical television series Britannia High.
At the start of her acting career, she appeared in episodes of Holby City and Dalziel & Pascoe.
A natural blonde, she darkened her hair in order to play Emmerdale's Holly Barton.
She spent her early years in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England.
Her Emmerdale character's father was portrayed by James Thornton.