Michelle Collins is a British actress and TV presenter. Michelle Collins is famous for her roles in the British soap operas EastEnders and Coronation Street.
Table of Biography
Michelle Collins was born on 28th May 1962. Her full name is Michelle Danielle Collins. She was born in Hackney, London, England. As of now, she is 59 years old and her sun sign is Gemini. Further, this actress was born to a Welsh mother, Mary, and a father of English and Flemish heritage. She has an elder sister named Vicki.
Moreover, in the 1970s, she was a member of the youth organization Woodcraft Folk and visited Romania with the group. Further, this actress trained at the Royal Court Activists and Cockpit Youth Theatre from the age of 14. Similarly, she also trained at Kingsway Princeton College, where she studied drama and theatre at O/A-level.
Professional Life and Career
Michelle Collins landed a role in Mikhail Bulgakov’s ‘The Crimson Island’. She performed in the 1978 video for the Squeeze song “Cool For Cats”. However, the band spent 18 months touring the country. And, sadly when the band broke up in 1982, she went back into acting. And, with the help of her friend, the British actor Tim Roth, Michelle successfully gained a part in a musical with Gary Hutton, and Gary Shail is known as H.M.V. Collins.
Moreover, Michelle’s first TV appearance was with Gary Oldman in the BBC drama Morgan’s Boy. Similarly, her other TV credits include two series of the sitcom Running Wild and a BBC play Pressures. Later, this actress appeared in three films namely Personal Services, Empire State, and Stephen Poliakoff’s Hidden City. Further, she also appeared in an episode of the BBC’s Bergerac (series 4) in the year 1985.
Furthermore, she played Cindy Beale in the BBC soap EastEnders from the year 1988 to 1998, with a 2-year break between the years 1990 and 1992. Similarly, Collins played Stella Price in the ITV soap Coronation Street from the year 2011 to 2014. Likewise, her other notable TV roles include the BBC dramas Two Thousand Acres of Sky, Real Women, and Sunburn.
Likewise, Collins has had many guest roles in television dramas like Death in Paradise as Annette Burgess (2015), Midsomer Murders as Nadine Campbell (2016), and Casualty as Samantha Kellman (2014). Moreover, in October 2019, this actress also appeared in Casualty as Lorna Rowle/Hammond. Additionally, in the year 2016, she took part in the ITV reality series Bear Grylls: Mission Survive.
This actress was ranked #20 out of 100 greatest EastEnders characters for her role as Cindy Beale (2020). Michelle is also involved in charitable causes. This actress is an ambassador for Oxfam and has visited Brazil, South Africa, and Armenia, promoting the need for the basic right to education. Also, she is an ambassador for Ambitious about Autism and a patron for the Alexandra Wylie Tower Foundation.
She and Fabrizio Tassalini married in the year 1995 but got divorced in the year 1998. This actress has a daughter by ex-partner Tassalini, Maia Rose. In the year 2014, Collins revealed that in 1998, worried by the end of her relationship with Tassalini and feeling career pressure, she attempted suicide while filming Sunburn in Cyprus.
Therefore, she took an overdose of sleeping pills, however, she later woke up and asked her co-star to take her to the hospital. After their split, she had a friendly relationship with Fabrizio Tassalini, who lived close by. And the two raised their daughter together until he died in 2014.
Moreover, she and her boyfriend Mike Davison have been dating for quite a long time now. Therefore, they began dating in late 2012.
This beautiful personality stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches. Likewise, she has a weight of 60 kilos. Despite her age, she has maintained a good body figure that measures 33-24-35 inches (chest-waist-hip). Collins wears a dress size of 6 US. Furthermore, she has a set of blue eyes and her hair is of blonde color.
Social Media and Net Worth
Collins ‘@michelledcollins’ Instagram account has earned over 70.6K followers. This personality is only available on Instagram but not other media.
In her career as an actress and TV presenter, she might have earned a good amount of money. But, she has not publicly revealed her net worth and other earnings.