Gillian Taylforth’s hottest snaps – stripping off, racy gowns and ageless beauty

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    Gillian Taylforth is best known for playing Kathy Beale on EastEnders.

    Fans of the BBC One will be seeing a lot more of the popular character in upcoming scenes as Rocky (Brian Conley) come up with a plan to woo Kathy.

    Kathy is irritated when Rocky is more concerned with Harvey Monre (Ross Boatman) than helping her.

    READ MORE: EastEnders Gillian Taylforth life – rival soap role, co-star romance and MILF confession

    Realising his error, Rocky rushes to the chippy and enlists Freddie Slater (Bobby Brazier) and a reluctant Bobby Beale's (Clay Milner Russell) helps to deep fry some cupcakes Kathy is struggling to sell. However, His plan backfires but Rocky has yet another idea.

    As well as appearing as Kathy in EastEnders, Gillian, 67, has also appeared in Hollyoaks, Footballers' Wives and Celebrity Big Brother.

    From stunning red carpet looks to her glamorous reality TV appearance, Daily Star has taken a look back at some Gillian's hottest looks throughout the years.

    Plunging gown

    Gillian was the loving mum who just wanted the best for her son Kyle Pascoe (Gary Lucy) when she played Jackie Pascoe on hit ITV show Footballers Wives.

    Her character got sucked into all the drama when she ended up marrying club manager Roger Webb (Jesse Birdsall) before jetting off to live with Kyle in Australia.

    The star donned a plunging black dress while playing Jackie, with her trademark blonde hair coiffed to perfection.

    Natural beauty

    Known for her stunning style on the ITV drama, Gillian looked uber glam during a Footballers' Wives photoshoot

    The star kept in classy in a pair of tailored green trousers with a bright orange sandals for a pop of colour.

    Gillian showed of her toned waist and slim frame in a skin tight green patterned polo top as she posed on a deck chair outside in a flowered-clad garden.

    She went for the chop posing with super short blonde locks and a pair of dazzling stud earrings.

    Red carpet glamour

    The actress dazzled on the red carpet at the TV Choice Awards at the Dorchester Hotel back in London in 2005.

    She showed off her incredible figure and ageless looks in a floor length silver gown laced with sparkly details and a stylish diamond design around the waist.

    The halter neck dress also emphasized her ample assets with a deep cut-out about the waist that spilled into her chest.

    Her blonde tresses were styled in a sleek updo with wavy strands framing her face while a rich palette of make-up accentuated her stunning features.

    Strike a pose

    Showing off her taut stomach, toned arms and enviable curves, Gillian entered the Celebrity Big Brother House in 2013.

    The star stunned in red as she walked the catwalk towards the front doors of the famous house.

    She told host Brian Dowling at the time: "I can talk to anyone so I think I’ll be a good housemate. I’m shaking with nerves! The housemates might not like that I’m singing all the time, but I’m not annoying."

    Corrie star Bruce Jones, 90s boyband 5ive star Abz Love and Loose Women's Carol McGiffin were also among the famous faces who entered the Big Brother house alongside Gillian.

    Pretty in pink

    Gillian stunned in this colourful number as she posed on the red carpet with her Footballers Wives star Suzy Amy.

    Suzy is best known for playing Chardonnay Lane-Pascoe in the hit ITV series from the early noughties.

    The pair were attending the fifth birthday party of Errol Graham's Salon London and Gillian made sure all eyes were on here as she showed off her enviable figure in this pink and yellow frock.

    Gillian’s silk dress hugged her gorgeous figure in all the right places and sported a deep V and stunning frilly detail that ran from her shoulder down to her legs.

    The star’s trademark blonde hair was short with a sleek fringe and she showed off her natural beauty with light make up.

    Stripping nude

    Gillian Taylforth stripped off alongside Beverly Callard, Sherrie Hewson and Andrea McLean after claiming ageism is rife in TV.

    The famous foursome posed nude for Best Magazine back in 2011.

    Bev, who played Liz McDonald in Corrie at the time, said: "Women my age face a lack of parts as writers don’t write about women in their 50s.

    "You used to confront ageism in your 50s, then in your 40s. But now anyone over 35 faces being ‘too old’."

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