Born: January 2, 1979
Famous for: terrorising the north west as feisty Karen in Coronation Street
Suranne Jones stormed into the nation's living rooms as the spirited Karen McDonald on Corrie, and romped away with a fistful of TV awards. Since her 2004 departure from the street, the Oldham-born actress, has starred alongside Ray Winstone in the critically acclaimed detective series Vincent, and shocked audiences with her racy portrayal of sex therapist Linda in TV drama Strictly Confidential. More recently she returned to Manchester to film Dead Clever alongside Helen Baxendale.