EVERY TIME Louise Mitchell has made an appearance in Albert Square, serious drama has ensued.
The feisty fan favorite has been played by four actresses over the years, with childhood custody battles, abuse, broken bones, and an epic love triangle keeping the nation enthralled.
Back in 2001, Rachel Cox was the first to play baby Louise. In a desperate attempt to keep Phil Mitchell from discovering he was Louise’s biological father, Louise’s mother Lisa listed her husband Mark as her father on Louise’s birth certificate, setting off a chain of events that would dominate Louise’s life for the next decade.
We look at what happened when Louise returned as a young girl, as well as the actresses who came after:
Danni came to EastEnders as a fresh-faced eight-year-old with a strong acting pedigree.
The youngster starred alongside Hugh Dennis in the BBC sitcom Outnumbered before joining Walford in 2008 as Louise Mitchell 2.0.
Her stay in Albert Square was brief, and she left after a brief reunion with her biological father Phil, whom she had not yet realized was her biological father.
Danni hasn’t acted since 2012, but she’s had a successful modeling career, most recently as the face of Superdrug.
She also has a YouTube channel where she shows off the contents of her make-up bag and tries on various face products.
Danni works as a personal assistant at the Bank of England when she’s not perfecting her next glam look, according to her LinkedIn.
Louise was bullied and abused by her manipulative on-screen brother Ben during Brittany’s brief appearance on the soap in 2010.
She was also at the center of a custody battle between her mother Louise Fowler and her father Phil Mitchell.
Ben transferred the abuse he received from Phil’s ex-girlfriend Stella Crawford to his younger sister in the dark storyline.
He’d use a hot spoon to burn Louise’s hand so she’d “learn a lesson” the same way he had.
Phil eventually learned of Ben’s bizarre behavior, and Louise returned to her mother.
Brittany, 26, went on to study and graduate from Millennium Performing Arts after leaving the soap.
The blonde beauty worked as a dancer at Disneyland Paris, where she documented her adventures on Instagram.
She also posts photos from her vacations in desirable locations like Barcelona, Milan, and Dubai, and she frequently appears to be in love with her long-term boyfriend Sam.
Louise’s most recent actress, who debuted in 2016, was thrust into danger when Phil demolished a car lot without realizing his teen daughter was inside.
She was romantically linked to co-star Shaheen Jafargholi, but insisted they were just friends and was caught having sex with Hunter on CCTV inside the E20 club.
Her most prominent plotline involved a love triangle in which her boyfriend Keanu Taylor was unaware that his stepmother Sharon was pregnant.
Hunter and Sharon tried everything they could to keep their relationship hidden until it was discovered by a furious Phil and Ben, who ended up ordering a Christmas Day hit on him.
Tilly has been hard at work on a number of acting projects since leaving the Square in 2020, the most recent of which is his thriller Marooned, which is set to be released this year.
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