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Michelle Collins

Biography

Performed Cindy Beale within the soap opera EastEnders. Her additional credits consist of Two 1000 Acres of Sky and Sunburn. She analyzed theatre at Kingsway Princeton University. She performed Stella Prince within the cleaning soap opera Coronation Road. She’s a child with her earlier partner Fabrizio Tassalini. She made an appearance in the theatre Morgan’s Boy with Gary Oldman.

Quick Facts


Full Name Michelle Collins
Date Of Birth May 28, 1961
Place Of Birth England
Height 1.85 m
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Nationality English
Children Maia-Rose Collins
Parents Judy Collins, Mel Collins
Siblings Vicki
Nominations Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Movies Personal Services, Hidden City, Darkman III: Die Darkman Die, The Night We Called It a Day, A Place to Be Loved, Real Women, Don't Stop Dreaming, Lloyd & Hill, The Illustrated Mum, Come By Chance, Ella and the Mothers, The Sleeper, Broken, Night of a 1000 Eyes, Can't Buy Me Love
TV Shows EastEnders, Two Thousand Acres of Sky, Rock Rivals, Sunburn, Bear Grylls: Mission Survive, Daylight Robbery, French and Saunders, Gabriel's Fire, The Word, Marjorie And Men, Up Rising, Running Wild (1987), The Family Man
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1 Her niece Charlotte Graham played her daughter in Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001).
2 Ranked #29 in The 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Cindy Beale (2015).
3 Returned to work 12 months after giving birth to her daughter Maia-Rose when she resumed filming EastEnders (1985).
4 Was 8 months pregnant with her daughter Maia-Rose when she went on maternity leave from filming EastEnders (1985).
5 Gave birth to her 1st child at age 35, a daughter Maia-Rose Collins on 28 September 1996. Child's father is her ex-boyfriend Fabrizio Tassalini.
6 Ranked #22 in the 100 Greatest EastEnders (1985) Characters of All Time for her performance as Cindy Beale (2010).
7 Beat out Jacqueline Leonard and Lisa Maxwell for the role of Stella Price on Coronation Street (1960).
8 Her EastEnders (1985) character Cindy Beale became the 4th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Cindy had a son Steven (played by Edward Savage and then Aaron Sidwell), born 26 December 1989, and twins Peter (played by Thomas Law) and Lucy (played by Melissa Suffield), born 9 December 1993.
9 Was in attendance at the funeral of her former EastEnders (1985) co-star Wendy Richard (9 March 2009).
10 Suffered from anorexia.
11 Her niece followed her footsteps in 2005 by appearing in EastEnders (1985) (playing the part of Kylie)
12 Had a Top 40 chart hit in 1999 with "Sunburn", which is the title of one of the TV programmes she was in.
13 She recommended former Spandau Ballet bassist Martin Kemp to join EastEnders (1985).


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Black Road 2016/II Short completed Maggie Laine
The More You Ignore Me filming Jennifer
Midsomer Murders 2016 TV Series Nadine Campbell
SunTrap 2015 TV Series Coco
Death in Paradise 2015 TV Series Annette Burgess
Eastenders: The Ghosts of Ian Beale - Children in Need Special 2014 TV Movie Cindy Beale
Casualty 2010-2014 TV Series Camille Lewis / Samantha Kellman / Samantha Keeler
Coronation Street 2011-2014 TV Series Stella Price / Stella Munro
Shades 2013/I Short Actress
Agatha Christie's Marple 2010 TV Series Treadwell
What Do Kids Know? 2010 TV Series
Hotel Babylon 2009 TV Series Karen
Getting Out 2008 Short Chelle
Play 2008/II Short Mother
Rock Rivals 2008 TV Series Karina Faith
Doctor Who 2007 TV Series Kath McDonnell
Broken 2007/II Short Janet
Don't Stop Dreaming 2007 Jessica
The Family Man 2006 TV Movie Gillian
The Last Detective 2005 TV Series Maureen Fallon
Can't Buy Me Love 2004 TV Movie Donna Harris
Bubblegum 2004 Short Jenny
French and Saunders 2004 TV Series Regan Lear
Sea of Souls 2004 TV Series Katie Quinn
The Illustrated Mum 2003 TV Movie Marigold Westward
Single 2003 TV Series Sarah Barton
The Night We Called It a Day 2003 Mrs. Appleby
Lloyd & Hill 2003 TV Movie DI Judy Hill
Two Thousand Acres of Sky 2001-2003 TV Series Abby Wallace
Ella and the Mothers 2002 TV Movie Gina
Perfect 2001 TV Movie Julie
The Sleeper 2000 TV Mini-Series Diana Wakeham
Daylight Robbery 1999-2000 TV Mini-Series Kathy Lawrence
Waking Mele 2000 Short Bar Patron
Sunburn 1999-2000 TV Series Nicki Matthews
Up Rising 1999 TV Mini-Series Maxine Gaines
Real Women II 1999 TV Series Susie Ball
Verdict 1998 TV Series Camille Backhouse
Rainbow Six 1998 Video Game Catherine Winston (voice, as Michele Collins)
EastEnders 1988-1998 TV Series Cindy Cindy Beale
Real Women 1998 TV Series Susie
Darkman III: Die Darkman Die 1996 Video Nurse
Champs 1996 TV Series Stacy
Blossom 1993 TV Series Jennie
A Place to Be Loved 1993 TV Movie Julie
Baywatch 1992 TV Series
Gabriel's Fire 1991 TV Series Young Girl
Running Wild 1987-1989 TV Series Stephanie Wild
Screen Two 1988 TV Series Daisy
Family Ties 1988 TV Series Louise
Full House 1987 TV Series Abby
Hidden City 1987 Applicant at Hairdressing Salon
Personal Services 1987 June
Gems 1986 TV Series Pru Murphy
The Bill 1986 TV Series Sharon Brand
Bergerac 1985 TV Series Trace
Marjorie and Men 1985 TV Series Debbie
Morgan's Boy 1984 TV Series Carol
Scene 1984 TV Series documentary Ria

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Stars in Their Eyes 1999 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Sunburn 1999 TV Series performer: "Sunburn"

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Loose Women 2000-2016 TV Series Herself / Herself - Presenter
Bear Grylls: Mission Survive 2016 TV Series Herself
Countdown 2015 TV Series Herself - Dictionary Corner
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore 2015 TV Series Herself - Panelist
20 Moments That Rocked the 90s 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Actress and Football Fan
20 Moments That Rocked the 80's 2015 TV Movie documentary Herself - Actress
Let's Do Lunch with Gino & Mel 2011-2014 TV Series Herself
Weekend 2014 TV Series Herself
Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway 2009-2014 TV Series Herself
Coronation Street: A Moving Story 2014 TV Movie documentary Herself
Show Me the Telly 2013 TV Series Herself
Daily Mirror: The Pride of Britain Awards 2013 TV Special Herself
This Morning 2003-2013 TV Series Herself
You Saw Them Here First 2013 TV Series Herself
12 Again 2012 TV Series Herself
National Television Awards: The Party 2012 TV Special Herself
Daybreak 2010-2011 TV Series Herself
Celebrity Chase 2011 TV Series Herself
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire 2008-2011 TV Series Herself
Paul O'Grady Live 2011 TV Series Herself
Cash in the Celebrity Attic 2011 TV Series Herself
The Wright Stuff 2010 TV Series Herself - Guest Panelist
The Alan Titchmarsh Show 2010 TV Series Herself
Undateable 2010 TV Mini-Series documentary
Live from Studio Five 2009 TV Series Herself
The Paul O'Grady Show 2004-2009 TV Series Herself
Doctor Who Greatest Moments 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Herself
As Seen on TV 2009 TV Series Herself
The One Show 2009 TV Series Herself
Revealed 2009 TV Series documentary Herself - Narrator
Celebrity Ding Dong 2008 TV Series Herself
The Bill Made Me Famous 2008 TV Movie documentary Herself
Strictly Come Dancing 2008 TV Series Herself - Audience Member
All Star Family Fortunes 2008 TV Series Herself
An Audience with Neil Diamond 2008 TV Movie Herself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Doctor Who Confidential 2007 TV Series documentary Herself
Jackie Magazine: A Girl's Best Friend 2007 TV Movie documentary Herself
The F Word 2006 TV Series documentary Herself
The Daily Politics 2006 TV Series Herself
Loose @ 5.30 2006 TV Series Herself
Davina 2006 TV Series Herself
Today with Des and Mel 2003-2006 TV Series Herself
Big Brother's Efourum 2005 TV Series Herself
Essential Poems for Christmas 2004 TV Movie Herself - Reader
PJ's Storytime 2004 TV Series Herself - Guest (2004)
Loose Lips 2003 TV Series documentary Herself
Life After the Square 2003 TV Movie documentary Herself
Parkinson 2002 TV Series Herself
Pride of Britain Awards 2002 2002 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Top Ten 2001 TV Series documentary Herself
It's Only TV... But I Like It 2001 TV Series Herself
A Question of EastEnders 2000 TV Special short Herself
The Priory 2000 TV Series Herself
Stars in Their Eyes 1999 TV Series Herself / Chrissie Hynde
Live & Kicking 1999 TV Series Herself
This Is Your Life 1999 TV Series documentary Herself
Late Lunch 1999 TV Series Herself
The British Soap Awards 1999 TV Special Herself - Presenter
Blankety Blank 1998 TV Series Herself
Ruby 1998 TV Series Herself
The National Lottery Big Ticket 1998 TV Series Herself
Light Lunch 1997 TV Series Herself
Ten Years in Albert Square 1995 TV Special documentary Herself
The Music Game 1993 TV Series Herself
John Virgo: Playing for Laughs 1993 Video Herself
Telly Addicts 1992 TV Series Herself
Come by Chance 1992 Documentary Young cowgirl
Gone to the Dogs 1991 TV Mini-Series Herself
Cluedo 1991 TV Series Herself - Studio Guest
The Word 1990-1991 TV Series Herself - Presenter / Herself
Juke Box Jury 1990 TV Series Herself - Panellist

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
EastEnders Revealed 2009 TV Series documentary Cindy Beale
Comedy Connections 2007 TV Series documentary Nicki Matthews
It Shouldn't Happen to a TV Actor 2003 TV Movie documentary Kathy Lawrence (uncredited)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2001 TV Quick Award TV Quick Awards, UK Best Actress Two Thousand Acres of Sky (2001)


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