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90s Soap Stars: Then And Now

From Albert Square to Emmerdale Farm, time marches on.

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4. Coronation Street: Raquel Watts (Sarah Lancashire) / Via

Lancashire played barmaid Raquel from 1991-1996 (with a guest appearance in 1999). Since then, she has appeared in Doctor Who, The Paradise, Last Tango in Halifax and has been nominated for two BAFTA's, and an Olivier Award.


5. Coronation Street: Nick Tilsley (Adam Rickitt) / Via

Rickitt played Nick Tisley in Coronation Street between 1997-1999, launching a pop career in 1999. Since then, he has returned to the soap for a brief spell between 2002-2004 and stood for election as a Conservative MP. He currently works as a charity fundraiser.

6. Coronation Street: Tanya Pooley (Eva Pope) / Via

Pope featured on Coronation Street from 1993-1994. She currently plays Rachel Mason in school drama Waterloo Road, and has featured in Cold Feet, Life on Mars, Spooks and more.

7. Coronation Street: Zoe Tattersall (Joanne Froggatt) / Via

Frogatt began her career in Coronation Street between 1997-1999, and went on to feature in The Royle Family, Life on Mars and Spooks. She currently plays Anna Smith on Downton Abbey - a role which won her an Emmy nomination.

8. Eastenders: Tiffany Mitchell (Martine McCutcheon)

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McCutcheon was massively popular as Tiffany between 1994-1998. A singing career followed, as well as roles in Love, Actually and Echo Beach. She announced bankruptcy earlier this year.


10. Eastenders: Jamie Mitchell (Jack Ryder) / Via

Ryder featured on Eastenders between 1998-2002, going on to join The Archers in 2008. In 2012, his self-written and directed short film Act of Memory was screened at the Cannes Film Festival.

11. Eastenders: Steve Owen (Martin Kemp) / Via

Kemp played Owen in Eastenders from 1998-2002, winning the Soap Award for 'Villain of the Year' in 2000. He participated in Celebrity Big Brother in 2012, coming third in the competition.


16. Brookside: Beth Jordache (Anna Friel)

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Friel gave British television its first lesbian kiss, while playing Beth Jordache from 1993-1995. Since then, she has appeared in Pushing Daisies, Timeline and The King of Soho.


17. Neighbours: Felicity Scully (Holly Valance)

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Flick was on Neighbours between 1999-2002, until Valance left to pursue a music career. She appeared on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011, and is currently a judge on Ultimate Shopper.