Michelle Collins has forged a successful career since appearing on EastEnders back in the 90s.
The actress also starred in on Coronation Street, and has more recently appeared on Celebrity Masterchef.
She is best known for her role as Cindy Beale, long suffering wife of Ian Beale which she played from 1988 to 1998.
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The actress, 58, has continued to crop up on screen playing Rovers Return landlady Stella Price, for two years on the hit soap.
Her character was at the centre of a number of high-profile story lines during her time on the show including the shock revelation that she was the biological mother of Leanne Tisley – played by Jane Danson.
Stella also went on to have a relationship with Jason Grimshaw before being trapped in a fire at the Rovers.
(Image: Michelle Collins/Instagram)
Off screen Michelle, who has a grown up daughter Maia, has revealed herself as a bit of homebody regularly sharing shots of her stunning home on her social media channels.
She shares her desirable home with her partner Mike Davison and two pet dogs, and in her life away from the cameras she has made her home into a total haven.
The couple live in a beautiful pad in North London.
Michelle has opted for a chic minimalist feel throughout her home with white interiors and finishes and a light and airy open plan living space.
Speaking to the Daily Mail about her home, Michelle revealed her love for quirky décor. “I have lots of Buddhas around the house. The one I keep in my shed is the Laughing Buddha, bought for me by a friend.
“They say you should never buy your own, it’s meant to be bad luck. In fact, I once asked a random man in a shop to buy a Buddha I liked for me if I gave him the money.”
The actress also revealed she was once asked to take part in Strictly Come Dancing but was advised by her former agent to turn down the opportunity.
Speaking to Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway on Good Morning Britain back in 2019 the ex-EastEnders star explained: “I’ll be honest, they asked me four years ago and I turned it down because I was with an agent who was a little bit snobby about it.
“I had just gone with this new agent and she and they said, ‘Oh I don’t think you should’ and they have never asked me since.”
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Michelle has also spoken about branching out from soap roles she has become famous for and not wanting to be typecast.
“Sometimes as an actor you want to sort play lots of other different things,” she confessed. “One does get typecast I suppose and I have this face that everyone thinks that they know.
“Everyone thinks that they know you, so you always want to do something that’s slightly more challenging where you reinvent yourself.”
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