Eden Taylor-Draper, the young actress who has played Belle Dingle on Emmerdale since 2005, is 19 years old. She was born in Selby, Yorkshire, on 27th October 1997.
Her full name is Eden Elenor Taylor-Draper (Belle's is Tinkerbelle Lisa Dingle).
The actress has won or been nominated for several British Soap Awards, and was twice nominated in the young actors' category of the Inside Soap awards for her portrayal of Belle.
In the British Soap Awards, she won in 2007 for Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress, and won for Spectacular Scene of the Year in 2006 for the mine shaft scene, sharing that award with co-star Luke Tittensor (Daz Eden) and Emmerdale crew members Brian Morgan and Neil Alderton.
She was also nominated for Best Young Performance in 2011 and 2012, and again for the same young actor Best Dramatic Performance award in 2008.
Did you know Eden Taylor-Draper is not the original Belle Dingle? The first to play the daughter of Zak and Lisa in 1998 was Emily Mather. Emily is now in her late teens and is no longer acting.
Here's a look back at the soap’s most memorable child stars and what they’re up to these days (via The Sun).