British actress and TV presenter Danniella Westbrook topless sexy in the sea in Spain 2017
Danniella Westbrook (born 5 November 1973) is an English actress and reality television personality. She played Samantha Mitchell in the BBC soap opera EastEnders in 1990–1993, 1995–1996, 1999–2000, 2009–2010 and 2016. Away from EastEnders she has presented various shows, and was also a contestant on the ITV show I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! in 2003. She competed in the 2010 series of Dancing on Ice with US Pairs Skater Matthew Gonzalez and finished fourth in the competition. In 2013, she appeared in Hollyoaks as Trudy Ryan. In 2016, she took part in the seventeenth series of Celebrity Big Brother where she reached the final and finished in fifth place. On 27 February 2016, it was confirmed that Westbrook would return to EastEnders, very briefly with onscreen brother Grant, for the death of their onscreen mother Peggy Mitchell (Barbara Windsor).
Westbrook underwent a much publicised cocaine addiction throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, which caused the complete erosion of her nasal septum. She sought treatment and no longer uses drugs. She was previously married and has two children. She has released two volumes of autobiography, The Other Side of Nowhere, in 2006 and Faith, Hope and Clarity in 2013.
Westbrook was born in Walthamstow, London, but grew up in Loughton, Essex. Her father Andy was a cab driver, and later a carpet contractor, while her mother, Sue, was a shop assistant. Her parents were also successful property developers. Westbrook has two brothers, the elder, Justin—her father’s son from a prior marriage and a younger brother Jay. She has commented “I came from a very loving family – you know, 2.4 children with a Volvo”.
As a child, she had a keen interest in horse riding, but she has said that she has always had aspirations to be famous. She started off modelling at the age of seven and then progressed to acting. She joined the Sylvia Young Theatre School when she was eight, attending Saturday classes. Throughout the early stages of her career, Westbrook attended a local state primary school, but she was bullied because of her television appearances, and after one bully cut off her hair, Westbrook’s parents removed her from the school. She was sent to a local private school, until, at the age of 12, her parents allowed her to attend Sylvia Young Theatre School as a full-time student, where Denise Van Outen, Dani Behr and her future EastEnders co-star, Nicola Stapleton, were among her contemporaries.