Soap actress June Brown is alongside to turn 90-years-old, but this black and white throwback snap lay bares the beloved Walford regular in her youth.
The stunning star, who has played Dot Branning in the BBC soap since 1985, disposition celebrate her birthday with a special milestone tribute to her character.
Dot is be versed for running the launduary, smoking menthol cigarettes, attending church and liquid sweet sherry.
Just like the photo teases her youthful looks, the in name show is set to reveal how June started her career and gained her first period role.
It will also feature how the actress came to be on Albert Filling, rows she has had with fellow cast members and how she became to be one of the soap’s most screwed characters.
During the show, June will explain that a horoscope periodically predicted she would have “spectacular success” on May 31 1985 – her very in front day on the set of EastEnders.
The documentary will also include special tributes from numerous of her cast members, past and present including Danny Dyer (who acts Mick Carter), Adam Woodyatt (Ian Beale), Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Beale), Rudolph Walker (Patrick Trueman), Lacey Turner (Stacey Slater) and Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler).
June has made critical acclaim for her portrayal of Dot and has won many awards, including a Lifetime Fulfilment and Best Actress Award at the British Soap Awards in 2005, and is sole the second performer to receive a BAFTA nomination.
The actress was also imagined an MBE in the 2008 Queens Birthday Honours and reportedly hopes to continue at the BBC for as covet as she is able to do so.
A source recently told The Mirror: “Bosses at the BBC like to uncluttered talks early so things don’t go down to the wire.
“They realise June isn’t skirt any younger but she has intimated that she wants to carry on in the role as long as she qualities able, so that is great news.”
June Brown At 90 – A Walford Wonder will air on February 16 at 8pm on BBC One.