EastEnders actress Lorraine Stanley looks completely different in sexy fancy dress


EASTENDERS star Lorraine Stanley looked a far cry from her character Karen as she shared an amazing throwback.

In the snap taken 12 years ago, the actress, 45, is seen looking glam in fancy dress at a pal’s birthday party – before finding fame on the BBC soap.

EastEnders actress Lorraine Stanley wows in throwback from 12 years ago
The actress is best known for playing Karen on the BBC soap

Her hair is very blonde and she has a glowing tan, while wearing a cami top with bow tie.

Alongside the post, Lorraine joked: “What the f**k happened@ @louiseappelpt ??

“To be fair you still look the same! @stevietate you’re 30th,what a great night…James bond themed 👌❤photo by the lovely markjblackman.”

Her followers rushed to tell her how good she looked and reassure she’s still got it.

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One person wrote: “U still look amazing”, as another added: “Beautiful picture 😍💖 u looking amazing.”

It was a stark contrast to scruffy Karen, who Lorraine has played on the BBC1 soap since 2017.

She previously opened up about playing Karen and confessed she thinks she looks “awful” on the show.

Lorraine said: “I don’t wear a scrap of make up, not even foundation. It’s probably really good for my skin. I do the bun myself and I’m good to go.”

And, discussing Karen’s infamous style which usually involves a strappy top and some comfy bottoms, she added: “I pushed for the bra straps on show and the very tight fitting stuff when I first joined. She’s a big woman who shows her curves. I cover mine but Karen couldn’t care less.

“Plus I’ve never played glamorous roles on telly so I’m used to seeing myself and thinking “Oh my God you look awful.”

“Although sometimes if my fella is sat next to me and he has EastEnders on I’ll say, “Don’t look at me on screen.” He knows I’m a sort in real life though.”

The actress looks very different in real life – pictured here with her sister (L)