Appearance: Screaming, dumpy, shouty Violet Elizabeth Bott grown out of her frocks. Baby Spice's country cousin. Fifth-choice lead in TV remake of Whatever Happened To Baby Jane?
Altar Ego: Emma wore a pink, satin, Elizabeth Emanuel dress on her way up the aisle. The wedding was "homespun and unpretentious". Hello! must have turned up by chance, then. "I'm a romantic," says Emma.
Baby Love: Emma already has a son, Otis, nearly two years old, whose father has just married. The notoriously maternal Tamara Beckwith is Otis's godmother. Young Otis may have pulled a short straw on the babysitting stakes. La Beckwith managed to delegate the centre stage for a few minutes to act as bridesmaid to Emma.
Past Form: Ex-Royal Ballet School student Emma got her Equity card at four. She married 30-year-old Robert Pereno at the age of 15, flying to America to recite her vows clutching a teddy bear. She makes Mandy Smith look like an underachiever. Sister Joanne, 27, was the star of Me And My Girl. She had her own flute, lute and druid-style wedding. It was very spiritual. Hello! again fetched up, by a strange coincidence.
Wild Woman: "I guess I still put on an act most of the time... Yes, I love being the loudest and the centre of attention," says Emma. That's the character bit sorted, then.
Career Greats: For a while, Emma turned herself into "Goldilocks", a rapperette-type girlie singer with blonde dreadlocks. However, things are looking up. She's dyed her hair red, boasts a tattoo of Otis and some angels on her back, and has a role on a US television comedy, Boy Meets World. She's also making a new album and she teaches a spot of ballet.
Fame Prospects: "I was very wild and reckless," says Emma. We know. Expect the same quote in 30 years, along with a face-lift, Otis's autobiography, and a semi in Welling.Reuse content