The Slater sisters are barely recognizable from the fresh-faced young women who have exploded onto our screens all over the world. EastEnders in the early 2000s.
Landing on Albert Square in 2000, the original four sisters were Lynne, played by Elaine Lordan, Maureen (Little Mo), played by Kacey Ainsworth, Zoe, played by Michelle Ryan, and Kat, played by Jessie Wallace .
The sisters were raised by their father Charlie (Derek Martin) and their grandmother Mo, played by Laila Morse in all her angry glory.
From their second arrival, the Slaters have been involved in some of the most thrilling, explosive, and dramatic storylines EastEnders has ever aired.
Kat reveals she’s the mother of ‘sister’ Zoe in an iconic scene where the youngest Slater shouts ‘you’re not my muvva’ in the Square before Kat shouts back ‘yes I am’ into soap history.
Fans were left stunned when Jessie’s character Kat revealed that her sister Zoe (Michelle Ryan) was actually her daughter after she was raped as a child by her uncle Harry (Michael Elphick). .
A few years later, Kat and her husband, Alfie, engaged in a traumatic child swap with Ronnie Mitchell.
And there was no such thing as dry eyes in the house when Charlie Slater died in the arms of his daughter Kat during his last appearance in 2016.
Mirror Online delves into the lives of actresses away from the cameras and see where they are at.
Kat Slater (Jessie Wallace)
Jessie Wallace continued to work in soap country, even as the Slater family retreated from London and has been starring in the hit BBC1 series since 2000.
She was significantly suspended from BBC soap in early 2020 after being accused of being intoxicated on set. She was cut for two months after a “shooting incident”.
This is the second time partying has gotten her into trouble with BBC bosses.
Back in the 2000s, she was previously suspended from the show, and then in 2003 she was convicted of drunk driving.
In 2018, she was sent home from the British Soap Awards for being drunk.
Recently, the star felt she was in a more precarious position when she accepted a conditional warning after she was accused of assaulting a police officer, being drunk and engaging in disorderly conduct. this weekend outside the nightclub in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The actress, 50, was given a conditional warning for an incident outside the Verve nightclub in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at around 2am on Sunday.
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One police A spokesperson confirmed that a 50-year-old woman was cautioned after being detained on suspicion of assaulting a police officer and engaging in drunken and disorderly conduct.
A source said the star was with a man when she was held by three officers after becoming abusive.
A Suffolk Police spokesman said: “A 50-year-old woman was arrested early Sunday morning in St Andrews Street, Bury St Edmunds, on suspicion of assaulting a police officer/drunk and committing a crime. vi was disorderly and was released after receiving prudent conditions. ”
To accept a conditional strike, a suspect must sign a written statement admitting to the offence, along with details of what they did.
Jessie shares daughter Tallulah, 17, with ex-partner Dave Morgan but the couple split shortly after the baby was born.
Jessie began dating the officer in 2003 after Dave accompanied her in court where she appeared at a drinking and driving charge.
Tallulah is rarely screened but welcomed a baby boy earlier this year, making Jessie a grandmother at the age of 50.
Jessie has enjoyed a colorful love life over the years, with moments that could have written a storybook.
Jessie was dating Majorca-based millionaire Paul Whitworth – once jailed for fraud – when she was cast in BBC soap in 2000.
The couple broke up when she became famous and she went on to have a relationship with American Andy Burton.
He then shames her with revelations about the kiss and tells.
Jessie also dated police officer Dave Morgan, whom she met after being arrested for driving in 2003.
They moved in together but split shortly after their daughter Tallulah, now 17, was born.
Jessie plans to marry food service boss Vince Morse in 2011.
But she called off their reported £300,000 wedding just hours before they wed after discovering he had sent explicit photos of her to his ex-girlfriend.
And in 2016, Jessie broke up with musician Tim Arnold after a 4-year love affair.
She then stayed with father-of-five Paul Kempin, but the couple called it a day in 2019 after two years together.
Her most recent relationship is believed to be with the mason, with whom she booked a job and fell in love, according to close friends.
Jessie and the builder have been friends for 34 years and a couple for the past 12 months.
Friends told us in May this craftsman laid the foundations for a lasting union by moving in just a few weeks after a romantic break abroad.
Zoe Slater (Michelle Ryan)
Teenager Zoe, played by Michelle Ryan, is at the center of some of the most dramatic storylines involving the Slater clan.
As the younger sister, the older girls are very protective of the boy and try to protect her from her broken heart.
But like the rest of her siblings, Zoe seemed to attract all sorts of trouble wherever she went and eventually decided that she would have enough of a life on the Square and would move to Spain. with his ‘uncle’ Harry.
It is then that Kat realizes that she is actually Zoe’s mother and not her sister as she has believed her whole life.
The Devil Harry raped Kat when she was still a teenager and resulted in baby Zoe. Kat’s parents decided to make Zoe their daughter and the big reveal became one of the most iconic in soap’s history.
Sadly, this isn’t the end of Zoe’s heartbreak as in 2005 she was accused of Den Watt’s murder by his estranged wife Chrissie advertising that she was forced to flee to Ibiza.
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Since leaving The Square, Michelle has forged a successful career on both stage and screen – and has even featured in several major US shows.
She has starred in Doctor Who, Mansfield Park, Miss Marple and Merlin in the UK. The 37-year-old also landed the lead role of Jaime Sommers in Bionic Woman.
The show was canceled after just one series but she has since continued to land roles in both film and television.
In 2010, she starred in the horror film Cleanskin, and the comedy Huge, directed by Ben Miller, alongside Noel Clarke, Thandie Newton and Tamsin Egerton.
In 2011, Michelle played Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream in the BBC Learning project, Off By Heart Shakespeare.
Michelle also appeared in Cockneys vs Zombies, a comedy thriller about a team of bank robbers battling the undead in 2012.
Also in 2012, Michelle toured with Will Young in a Cabaret play that was shown in London’s West End.
But if any fans were hoping Michelle would rejoin EastEnders, they’d be disappointed because Michelle said there was no chance.
“Honestly, I feel pretty bored,” she admits.
Little Mo Mitchell (Kacey Ainsworth)
Little Mo, played by Kacey Ainsworth, is the quietest Slater younger sister and often struggles with her older sister’s overbearing behavior.
She’s been at the center of some of the most frustrating storylines in soap’s history but seems to have finally found happiness with Billy Mitchell.
However, her happy ending did not go as planned when she was raped by Graham Taylor and discovered she was pregnant with his child.
Little Mo eventually decided to leave Walford and move to Barnstable in 2006.
Kacey’s career has taken off since leaving The Square and she appeared in The Bill and had the lead role in a second police drama, Holby Blue.
Kacey, who swapped her brown hair for a blonde bob, has also appeared in Casualty, Grantchester and The Worst Witch.
She won critical acclaim for her performance in Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, at Liverpool’s Everyman Theatre.
Lynne Hobbs (Elaine Lordan)
Lynne, played by Elaine Lordan, arrives in the Square as one of the original members of the Slater clan.
She was the first Slater sister to leave EastEnders after her marriage to Garry Hobbs broke up in 2004.
A year after she left the soap, Elaine went into the woods to I’m A Celebrity but only lasted a day after she passed out twice.
She also appeared on Soapstar Superstar in 2007 but was the first celebrity to be voted on.
Elaine has also faced tragedy in her personal life after marrying her husband, Peter Manuel, in 2005 when their young son died when he was just a few days old.
Best Man had surgery for a diaphragmatic hernia and he died just nine months after Elaine’s mother, Bernie, took her own life.
Two years later, Elaine and her husband were expecting another child but she suffered a miscarriage and just 12 months later she lost her father.
Her poignant autobiography, Anything It Takes: A Story of Family Survival, details her heartbreaking ordeal and was published in 2008.
Now 55, Elaine decided not long after that to give up public life.
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