EastEnders star Jessie Wallace reveals her real name to fans

In actuality, Jessie Wallace is a stage name (Photo: Mark Cuthbert/UK Press via Getty Images)

What if we told you that Jessie Wallace, the actress who plays the fiery, animal print-wearing Kat Slater in EastEnders, wasn’t her true name?

Recently, Jessie posted a tale from a buddy on Instagram that disclosed the identity she previously used.

The image, which featured Jessie grinning among three companions, was a snip from an issue of The Guardian dated 1985.

The event was characterised as “a very random day being in The Guardian newspaper,” and Jessie added that it was a “trippy day,” adding an emoji for laughter.

The actress was identified as Karen Wallis underneath the photograph.

After 23 years on the soap opera, Jessie will be well-known to EastEnders viewers by her stage name.

Jessie became well-known because to iconic sequences in which Kat revealed that she was Zoe Slater’s mother. Over the years, her portrayal in the part earned her multiple honours.

She just uploaded a snapshot on Instagram showing her awards gallery.

“Just spring cleaning and silver polishing!” Me? Displaying off? Give me a favour! She wrote the post’s caption.

Natalie Cassidy, who plays Sonia Fowler in EastEnders, jumped in with the following comment: “You should show off because you are AMAZING.”

You’ll soon need some scaffolding for that groaning sideboard, said Kacey Ainsworth, who portrayed the legendary Little Mo Slater.

In a recent episode of the show, Kat was last seen defending her ex-husband Alfie Moon (Shane Richie) from the new Queen Vic landlord Elaine Peacock (Harriet Thorpe).

On Christmas Day, she is scheduled to marry Phil Mitchell (Steve McFadden), but owing to a flash-forward episode from February, viewers are aware that the event will be tragic and result in the death of a Walford resident.

Will Phil and Kat be able to go down the aisle, or is Phil’s time running out?

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