NINETIES drama lovers must be familiar with the popular ITV series, Bad Girls.
First airing in June 1999, the hugely popular TV series continued for eight seasons, before ending in 2006.
Set around a fictional women’s prison in South London, the TV series was a huge critical success and garnered millions of fans during its run.
Bad Girls has a strong cast, including Linda Henry, Claire King, Simone Lahbib, Mandana Jones, Debra Stephenson, Jack Ellis, Alicya Eyo, Helen Fraser, Kika Mirylees, Victoria Alcock, James Gaddas, Victoria Bush, Dannielle Brent and Liz May Brice grace our screens.
While some stars are better known than others, the vast majority have achieved amazing things after the show.
One of the stars of the show is Lara Cazalet, who plays Zandra Plackett.
Blonde bombshell was one of the main characters throughout seasons one and two.
However, her time at Larkhall prison did not go smoothly.
At first, the character only ends up in jail after falling in love with her millionaire boyfriend, but then she discovers he has left her to marry someone else.
Zandra’s baby son was later taken from her, and her run in the series ended after the character died of a brain tumor.
She is a popular character on the show and her final episode was in fact the highest rated episode of the entire series, with over 9.4 million followers.
So what Lara until now?
It’s been 22 years since the actress played Bad Girls in 2000, but she’s kept busy ever since.
She starred in Holby City in 2002, followed by Walking the Dead in 2003 and The Bill in 2005.
From 2006 to 2007, she was cast in the lead role of Annie Quick on the TV series New Street Law.
In 2009, Lara returned to The Bill, and her most recent role was in the 2017 ITV drama Fearless.
https://www.thesun.ie/tv/8244939/lara-cazalet-itv-bad-girls-zandra-plackett-now-today/ Bad Girls star Lara Cazalet looks unrecognizable 22 years on from playing Zandra Plackett