Created 22nd May 2004
About Verity Rushworth who plays
Emmerdale's Donna Windsor
IMDB entry: Verity Rushworth
Appeared: 25 February 1998 -
A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). The following is one of those profiles written in 2001. Subseqent news articles have been added.
Emmerdale is Verity's first major TV role.
Donna's Emmerdale history.
1993. Donna moved up from London with her parents, Vic and Viv, step-sister Kelly and step-brother Scott.
The young girl was injured while being given a ride on an Emmerdale
tractor by Michael Feldmann. Her mum, Viv, threatened to sue. She was also
caught up in the plane crash in the village and had to be rescued from Kim
Tate's blazing stables. |
1998. By now a teenager, Donna teamed up with her thuggy mate Chelsea and decided to pick on Andy Hopwood, even ending up in a fight. She was devestated when her dad died in the post office robbery perpetrated by Andy's criminal dad, Billy, on Christmas Day.
Donna had been suspended from school for bullying Andy and his
foster-brother Robert Sugden. Her mum pleaded her case with the head and
she was let back in. |
2000. The suspension shook Donna up a bit and she made her peace with Andy, even helping to rescue him when he ran away. She started her first proper relationship with Marc Reynolds.
At the moment Donna is seeing Marc Reynolds.
Verity, 17 — wild child Donna Windsor in the rural ITV1 show — casts off her frumpy school uniform to frolic on the beach in a sexy red bikini.
It’s a far cry from when she joined Emmerdale five years ago, pictured with the soap’s Chelsea Campbell (far right).
She said: “I was a bit of a tomboy. But while I may have started as a schoolgirl, I feel like a woman now.” Shore thing, Verity.
Street star tried to pull me..and then MY MUM; By VERITY from EMMERDALE.(News)
Sunday Mirror (London, England); 4/4/2004
EMMERDALE temptress Verity Rushworth has revealed how a Coronation Street star tried to seduce her and her mum.
The 18-year-old actress - Donna Windsor in the hit soap - is refusing to name him, but admits she was shocked by his bold advances.
"I can't tell you who he was," she says. "He's on Coronation Street. It was flattering at first, then it got very embarrassing as he tried to pull my mother too.
"It's a bit odd being chatted up by someone who was also trying to pull your mother. But my mum and I had a good laugh about it afterwards."
But the mystery star would not have got very far with Verity or her mother Fiona, however hard he tried.
Fiona, 43, is happily married to Verity's 56-year-old dad Michael, a stonemason, and Verity has been seeing her model boyfriend Alex Cooke, 18, for the past nine months. Verity says: "We see each other a couple of times a week, mainly at the weekend.
"I don't want to get married for a long time. I've got too much to do in my career and I'm only 18. We just enjoy going on dates, to the cinema or for dinner. It's nice because we really look forward to our dates instead of getting under each other's feet. We've no plans for the future.
"He makes me laugh, he's a real gentleman, and he's very good-looking. But he's only my second serious boyfriend and I've got lots of other stuff going on in my life."
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