Flourishing British actress Helen Flanagan commenced her journey to fame in 2000 when she made her debut appearance in the ITV soap opera popularly known as Coronation Street, portraying the character of Rosie Webster. The spin-off of Coronation Street: A Knights Tale came in 2010.
Apart from her acting career, Helen is an accomplished model, who is known for her topless pose for the Sun. Her private life has been well reported by the media and the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll named her the most attractive British celebrity.
Who is Helen Flanagan of Coronation Street?
Her given name at birth is Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan, she was born on the 7th of August 1990 in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. She is of British nationality and belongs to the white ethnicity, Helen was born as the daughter of Julia Flanagan and Paul Flanagan.
Her formal education was accomplished at Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire though she had been attending a drama class at Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop in Bury since age five. Before her contact with fame on the set of Coronation Street, she had already appeared in several commercials.
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Her debut appearance was as Rosie Webster on the set of Coronation Street in 2000, she was also part of its spin-off titled Coronation Street: A Knights Tale in 2010 – still portraying the character of Rosie. 2011 saw her having her own spin-off of the same soap opera titled Just Rosie. Helen Flanagan bagged a British Soap Awards nomination in the category of Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress, losing to Ellis Hollins of Hollyoaks. The same awards nominated her for Villain of the Year in 2007 but she lost again to Jack P. Shepherd – her Coronation Street co-star. In February 2012, an announcement came that she was ready to leave the soap opera in other to pursue other interests.
Other productions she has appeared in include; I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! (twelfth series) in 2012 and Celebrity Super Spa which came in September 2013. That same year, she appeared in a music video titled Gorgeous Baby for ‘The Neo-Kalashnikovs’. Helen was in Holby City and Celebrity Wedding Planner and is known for her topless pose as a page 3 girl for The Sun.
Her success in the entertainment industry is reciprocated by equal progress in her love life. Although she is yet to tie the matrimonial knot, she is currently in a long-term relationship with Scott Sinclair – a celebrated soccer player for Celtic Football Club where he plays as a winger. They started dating since 2008 and have been co-habiting for a long time.
Despite the fact that they are yet to tie up the legal end of their relationship, they live a fulfilled family life, complete with two daughters. Their first daughter named Matilda Jessica Sinclair came into the family on the 29th of June 2015, their second daughter Delilah Ruby Sinclair announced her entrance with a cry on the 22nd of June 2018. Her parents welcomed her at Queen Elizabeth Hospital Glasgow, she came precisely at 17:18, weighing 6lbs 15oz. It is on record that the actress had hyperemesis gravidarum while pregnant. The announcement of Helen and Sinclair’s official engagement came on the 31st of May 2018.
Interesting to know that the couple’s Prestbury, Cheshire house was robbed in December 2012, Helen was in the residence during the burglary attack but was unharmed by the robbers who managed to escape with some jewelry and a mobile phone. Before her relationship with Sinclair, she previously dated Daniel Scott.
Although she started with the commercials from an early stage, her major source of wealth is her role in the soap opera Coronation Street. Her net worth has been pegged at a healthy $3 million by a source that is very reliable and it is believed that her stint in modeling is responsible for a large share of her wealth.
The celebrated actress stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches which is rather short, her last listed weight was 56 kg which approximates 123.5 pounds. Her general body measurements are summarized as 35-25-36 inches, she wears a dress size of 6 US and a shoe size of 7 US. Helen Flanagan has blue eyes, but the blonde color of her hair came from a bottle, her natural hair color is light brown.
Social Media Presence
Helen is active on Twitter where she has a healthy following of 568k fans, she has amassed over 591k on her Instagram account. She is also active on Facebook.