See how the actress has transformed her look over the years

Gillian Taylforth made a stunning return to EastEnders in February 2015. The actress, who was one of the original characters in EastEnders back in 1985, hadn’t been seen on the show since 2000.

The star’s character Kathy Beale has had her fair share of dramas on the show, including affairs with both the Mitchell brothers.

But even before she made her name on the BBC soap, Gillian Taylforth was a TV star. She first appeared in the successful TV series Rag Trade in the 70s.

Since then Gillian has rarely never left our screens appearing in a succession of successful TV dramas, including The Bill and Footballers’ Wives.

Scroll through our gallery above to see her changing face over the years…