Samantha Giles


2 July 1971 (age 44)
Maidstone, Kent, England

Samantha Elizabeth Giles was the second actress to play Leo Valentine's secret mistress Valerie Holden. She first appeared in 2008 for a while but then went on maternity leave and returned in July 2010 for a couple of months, before her character returned to live in Spain.

Emmerdale Edit

Samantha is best known for portraying fiery red head Bernice Blackstock in Emmerdale; which she portrayed from 1998-2002 & 2004, before reprising the role in Autumn 2012 to the present day. Her role earned her a TV Quick Award for Best Actress and a nomination for Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards in 2000.

Other Television Roles Edit

1998 Dangerfield (Amy)

2003-2006 Where the Heart Is (Sally Boothe)

2007 Doctors (Pia Marshall)

2011 Doctors (Felicia Bennett)

2011 The Case (Monica Sauzier)

2012 Crime Stories (Kate Spencer)

2015 Nomads (Penny)

Other Appearances Edit

Her stage credits include (as Helen), Dead Funny (Lisa), and Season's Greetings (Belinda)

In December 2010, Giles appeared on Celebrity Mastermind where her specialist subject was the works of Alfred Hitchcock.

In March 2016, she appeared on Big Star's Little Star with her daughter Eve.

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