Corrie’s Gemma Winter star’s radically different look and her proud acceptance of sexuality


Since joining the cast of Coronation Street in 2014, Dolly-Rose Campbell has become one of the country’s most recognizable soap opera stars.

Originally only signed on for a temporary role on the ITV soap opera, the actress is now a regular face on the cobbles as Gemma Winter – raising quadruplets alongside longtime character Chesney Brown.

Thanks to her on-screen character’s impactful storylines – going from ex-criminal to doting mother – Dolly-Rose has been frequently praised for her portrayal of the loud-mouthed bartender.

The 34-year-old actress has twice been crowned the funniest woman in soap opera for her performance on the ITV soap opera – winning two accolades in the 2017 awards season.

Away from the fictional town of Weatherfield, Dolly-Rose rocks a more streamlined and understated image than her on-screen alter ego.

Dolly-Rose Campbell’s character Corrie sports a very distinctive look on the ITV soap opera

Gemma is often filmed wearing bright makeup with pink lipstick and blue eyeshadow, while her bleached blonde hair is often teased into playful styles, either in buns, clusters or in a high ponytail.

The Rovers Return bartender then completes her iconic look with large hoop earrings.

Off camera, Dolly-Rose prefers to adopt a more natural look – often wearing her loose curls and minimal makeup.

For the 2019 Diva Awards, the soap star eschewed glitzy dresses and gowns for the star-studded event — instead, donning a chic black suit and low-cut lace bodice.

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Out of character, Dolly-Rose prefers an understated, chic look

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The actress at the 2019 Diva Awards at the Waldorf Hilton

That same year, Dolly-Rose came out as bisexual and explained how Manchester Pride helped her come out publicly.

Talk to The star of the dayshe said: “I have been proud for over a decade now. The love and acceptance shown by the people of Manchester has allowed me to come to terms with my bisexuality and be proud of who I am.”

The actress went on to praise Manchester Pride, saying: “The work Manchester Pride does throughout the year to engage and create opportunities for people in the LGBTQ+ community in Manchester and beyond. It makes a huge difference in the lives of so many people.”

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The soap star celebrating Pride by the Corrie float in Manchester

Dolly-Rose went on to share how she wants to focus on helping others come to terms with their sexuality in her role as an ambassador for the annual LGBTQ+ event. In her own life, she was supported by those close to her with her sexuality, according to the Daily Star.

“I’ve always been supported by my friends and family. For people in trouble, I would always say people who care don’t matter, people who matter don’t care,” added the Corrie star in her candid chat with the publication. .

Speaking about her role in a Manchester Pride advert that year, the actress told the Manchester Evening News : “It was an honor to do the voiceover for this video.

“Manchester Pride is one of my favorite times of the year in Manchester. It’s a time when everyone comes together to show that love and kindness will always triumph over hate and prejudice.

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