She's best known for her role as Coronation Street's brassy factory girl Karen McDonald, but former soap star Suranne Jones has revealed her softer side in a new lingerie shoot.
The actress, who is starring in an stage run of Terms of Endearment alongside Linda Gray,is fronting an awareness campaign for Eveden, who make of Freya and Fantasie lingerie, to highlight the importance of wearing a correctly fitted bra.
Former Coronation Street star Suranne Jones unveils her new role as a lingerie model
The star has not always been so confident about her buxom shape, which was criticised early in her career.
She has spoken previously about a casting director who cruelly said to her agent: "Suranne? Well she's a bit fat and a bit nothing, really."
Confident: Suranne was criticised for her buxom shape early in her career
"I was devastated," she said. "But I went to the audition, killed her with kindness and got an audition for a part in a soap."
She has also revealed that she was bullied at school, which lead her to make herself sick: "Even though I had a strong personality. it didn't come out when they were calling me a slag and pushing me down the corridor and my confidence dived."
She later went on to win the part of Karen, which saw her win the Most Popular Actress crown at the National Television Awards just before leaving the show in 2004.
Leading lady: the actress is currently appearing in a stage production of Terms of Endearment
Suranne is the star of a new lingerie campaign
Luffy | Thursday, December 06, 2007 | 0 comments