Name Katie Piper

Birth name Kate Elizabeth Piper

Birthday 12 October 1983

Star sign Libra

Birthplace Andover, Hampshire

Katie Piper was born to parents David and Diane in Andover, Hampshire in 1983. She has an older brother named Paul and a younger sister called Suzy.

David was a barber and Diane worked as an infant school teacher. Katie’s mum has described her as being ‘wilful and headstrong’ in her younger years.

Katie attended Harrow Way School before taking a college course in hair and beauty therapy. She then started working at a salon in Basingstoke.

However, Katie was often told that she should try modelling. At the age of 22, she paid a photographer to take some test shots of her and she started posing for magazines and catalogues.

Katie moved in with friends in Golders Green, London and worked as a presenter on various digital channels and online shows.

She was an extra on series such as The Bill, EastEnders and Ashes To Ashes and appeared as a promotional model at live events.

In 2008, Katie Piper met martial arts enthusiast Daniel Lynch on Facebook.

They embarked on a brief relationship before he raped her in a horrific attack in a Bayswater hotel. Two days later, Daniel arranged for a man named Stefan Sylvestre to throw sulphuric acid in her face.

Katie was left with severe damage to her face, eyes, lungs, throat, arms, hands, neck and chest and has endured numerous operations since.

Despite her appalling ordeal, the inspirational star chose to waive her anonymity and filmed a Channel 4 documentary named Katie: My Beautiful Face in 2009.

She’s since fronted shows including Katie: My Beautiful Friends, Katie: The Science Of Seeing Again and Bodyshockers.

Katie has written autobiographies Beautiful and Beautiful Ever After. She’s also released a self-help book called Start Your Day With Katie, which is a compilation of positive quotes and mantras.

In 2009, Katie established her own charity. The Katie Piper Foundation aims to raise awareness of the plight of burn victims and those with other disfigurements.

Katie found love when she started dating carpenter James. After a two-year relationship, the couple welcomed a daughter named Belle Elizabeth in March 2014.

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