Birth name Catherine Tyldesley

Birthday 17 September 1983

Star sign Virgo

Birthplace Salford, Greater Manchester

Catherine Tyldesley was born in Salford to mum Janet and dad Graham in 1983. She has a younger sister called Bernadette.

The young star went to school in Greater Manchester and loved to act and sing. She started battling her weight when she piled on the pounds in her teens.

At her biggest Catherine was a size 22 but she managed to slim down to a size 10. She went on to study dance and drama at the Birmingham School of Acting.

In 2007, Catherine Tyldesley got her break in TV drama Lillies and appeared in shows such as The Street, Doctors and Holby City.

After modelling work and stints in Emmerdale and supermarket series Trollied, the actress was thrilled to land the role of feisty Eva Price in Coronation Street.

She’d previously had a brief appearance in the soap as a midwife in 2006 and has admitted that she always had a feeling she’d end up in Corrie.

Barmaid Eva has been involved in several juicy storylines and is known as a bit of a man-eater. She’s dated characters included Nick Tilsley and Jason Grimshaw.

Eva likes to dress in revealing outfits and Catherine picks some of them out herself, though she wouldn’t dream of wearing them in real life. It’s won the pretty blonde lots of male fans.

Catherine Tyldesley split from personal trainer boyfriend Sam Witter in 2013. The couple were both keen on fitness and ran a lifestyle blog together.

In 2014 Catherine went public with new man Tom Pitfield, also a personal trainer. She announced that she was pregnant with their first child in August.

Just a week after sharing her happy news, Catherine confirmed on Twitter that she’d got engaged to Tom.

The couple’s son Alfie was born in March 2015.