Helen Flanagan
Birth Date:
December 12, 1989
Birth Place:
Bury, Greater Manchester, England, UK
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Coronation Street


“Rosie (“Coronation Street”) is outrageous and such a madam and I love playing her. I get to do things that I would never dare do.” Helen Flanagan

British model and actress Helen Flanagan is best associated with her role as Rosie Webster on the TV soap opera “Coronation Street”, which she played for 12 years from 2000 to 2012. She is scheduled to reprise her role in 2014.

On September 10, 2013, Flanagan appeared topless as a Page 3 girl in “The Sun”.

“I really, really enjoy my photo shoots and I'm not shy, as everyone knows. It's good fun. If everything is really classy and beautiful and tasteful, I don't think there's anything wrong with sexy shoots. I think women should celebrate themselves as beautiful and sexy. It's a positive thing.” Helen Flanagan

Flanagan, who was selected the most attractive British candidate in the 2013 FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World poll, dated Manchester City F.C. player Scott Sinclair from 2009 until they split  in 2013.


Childhood and Family:

Daughter of Paul Flanagan and Julia Flanagan, Helen Flanagan was born Helen Joyce Gabriel Flanagan on August 7, 1990, in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. She began taking drama lessons at Carol Godbys Theatre Workshop in Bury when she was five. She later attended Westholme School in Blackburn, Lancashire. Her nickname is Helz.

The Other Side of Love


Helen Flanagan made her auspicious television debut at age 10 when she landed the role of Rosie Webster, the daughter of long-running couple Kevin and Sally Webster (played by Michael Le Vell and Sally Dynevor, respectively) on the British popular soap opera “Coronation Street”. Making her first appearance on January 23, 2000, she would keep up the role for the next 12 years until she departed the show on February 10, 2012 in order to pursue other opportunities. In 2006, Flanagan was nominated for a British Soap Award     in the category of Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress for her performance in the show. In the following year, she received a nomination for Villain of the Year in the same award.  

After leaving “Coronation Street,” Flanagan took part in the twelfth series of “I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!”, which ran from November 11, 2012 to December 1, 2012. She finished seventh place under the eventually winner, “EastEnders” actress Charlie Brooks, Ashley Roberts, David Haye, Eric Bristow, Hugo Taylor and Rosemary Shrager.   

Flanagan has made self appearances in many television shows, including “Holly & Stephen's Saturday Showdown” (2006), “Soapstar Superstar” (2006-2007), “This Morning” (2006, 2008), “Loose Women” (2007, 2009, 2013), “Hell's Kitchen” (2009), “Daybreak”  (2012), and more recently, “Big Brother's Bit on the Side” (2013), “Celebrity Wedding Planner” (2013) and “The Only Way Is Essex”  (2013). On September 13, 2013, she participated in the Channel 5 reality show “Celebrity Super Spa”.

Flanagan will return to reprise her role as Rosie in “Coronation Street” in August 2014. She has signed a four month contract.

Flanagan will make her feature film debut as Angie in the British drama “The Other Side of Love” (2014), opposite Michael Hurst and Stephen Marcus. She also will play Rachel Roberts in the upcoming comedy/romance “Fizzy Days” (2014), opposite Stephen Graham and James Dreyfus.           


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Helen Flanagan goes make-up free and wears surprisingly baggy clothes on shopping trip
SP_COP - September 27, 2014 -
She usually looks incredibly glamorous when she steps out in public.But it looks like Helen Flanagan has had a bit of a make-under as of late as she has been looking increasingly dressed down recently...
Is that you Helen Flanagan? Actress is far cry from glamorous self as she runs errands
SP_COP - September 27, 2014 -
You can keep your head down all you want but we know that's you Helen Flanagan hiding behind those sunglasses.Although to be fair, the 24-year-old did look far from her usual self when she stepped out...
Health kick! Helen Flanagan dresses down and shows off new hair as she grabs drinks with friend
SP_COP - September 27, 2014 -
Helen Flanagan might have felt like she was missing a vital limb when she was separated from her make-up and fake tan in the I'm A Celebrity jungle, but she ditched the lot for a day outing with a fri...
Helen Flanagan Lands Acting Role In 'Holby City'
Helen Flanagan in a nurses uniform? Yep, we're pretty sure that's something that a lot of her admirers would like to see and now it's set to become a reality after the former 'Coronation Street' star...
OMG! Helen Flanagan wears full make-up in hot swimming video but gets annoyed at Scott Sinclair over sat nav
SP_COP - March 21, 2014 -
Helen Flanagan likes to look her best when she goes swimming.The ex-Coronation Street star wore false eyelashes and full make-up to go for a dip yesterday and proudly flaunted her look in a short Inst...