Here are five facts:
Claire made her acting debut in a music video for the 80s band Zodiac Mindwarp.
The star's original name is Claire Seed but she changed it to Claire King due to another actress using the same name. The name 'King' was influenced by her love of horse racing, and her favourite singer, Elvis Presley.
She was nominated for Villain of The Year and Sexiest Female for her role in Emmerdale.
In 2002 and 2003, Claire won Best Actress at the TV Quick Award for her role in Bad Girls.
When speaking about her tough girl roles she explains: "Pretty much all the roles I've ever played, or at least the ones that have made my name, have been hard-bitten man-eaters.
"I'm the polar opposite of the women I've portrayed and incredibly conventional when it comes to love, romance...and marriage. I'm really a very down-to-earth, country girl at heart."
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