Emma Rigby Best Known For Playing Hannah Ashworth in the British soap opera Hollyoaks from 2005 to 2010. She was a part of the main cast. For her performance, she also won the award for the “Best Actress at the British Soap Awards 2008”.
Born Name : Emma Catherine Rigby
Occupation : Actress, model
Born : September 26, 1989, 31, St Helens, Merseyside, England, UK
Sun Sign : Libra
Height : 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Hair Color : Blonde
Eye Color : Blue
Measurements : 37-25-35 in or 94-63.5-89 cm
Bra size : 32E
Emma attended De La Salle High School in St Helens, but left in 2006 to focus on her acting career. In her GCSE exam results, she received 9 A/A*.
Father – Steven Rigby
Mother – Carole Rigby
Siblings – Charlotte Rigby (Older Sister)
Emma Catherine Rigby (born 26 September 1989) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Hannah Ashworth in long-running soap opera Hollyoaks, Gemma Roscoe in BBC One drama series Prisoners’ Wives and as the Red Queen in the American fantasy-drama Once Upon a Time in Wonderland. She played the lead role of Angie in Movies 24’s A Cinderella Christmas (2016).
Rigby was born in St Helens, Merseyside, to Carole and Steven Rigby. She has an older sister, Charlotte. Rigby attended De La Salle High School, where she gained 9 A* at GCSE.
Rigby’s first acting role was Lisa Gunstone in Born and Bred. Before getting the role as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks, she had a few minor roles and appeared in another popular soap, Brookside, as Elena Jones.
In 2005, at the age of 15, Rigby was cast as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks. She received praise and recognition for her character’s anorexia storyline, in which she was nominated for various awards including the British Soap Award for Best Actress in 2008.
In November 2008, Rigby announced she was leaving Hollyoaks to pursue other projects, and would remain on-screen until June 2009. However, after meetings with soap bosses, it was later confirmed that Rigby had extended her contract for an additional six months and would remain on-screen until February 2010. Her final episode was broadcast on 11 February 2010.
For a brief time, Rigby also worked as a model, shooting a campaign with the photographer Rory Lewis in late February 2010. From 2009–2011 she starred in several short films, including the award-winning Talk.
In July 2010, Rigby made her debut in the West End thriller musical Wolfboy. She had a non-singing part, playing the role of nurse Cherry. She received positive feedback from critics.
In 2011, Rigby starred as Brandy Mulligan in online series Becoming Human. The same year, she appeared in the horror film Demons Never Die, and in September she had a minor role in the first episode of the C4 comedy Fresh Meat as Rachel.
In December 2011, it was announced that Rigby would be starring in the brand new six-part drama series Prisoners’ Wives, along with Jonas Armstrong. The show’s first episode aired on 31 January 2012. Rigby played Gemma Roscoe, a young pregnant girl whose life falls apart when her husband is arrested for murder. In March 2012, she had a guest role in Pramface as Mike’s blind date Carrie-Ann. In June 2012, it was announced that she had scored the female lead in The Physician alongside Ben Kingsley. The film was released in late 2013. Also in 2013, she made her US film debut with a minor role in the Ridley Scott film The Counsellor.
In 2013, Rigby appeared in episode four of Ripper Street as Lucy Eames, and in episode one of The Job Lot. In April 2013 it was announced that Rigby was cast in a lead role as the Red Queen in the U.S. television series Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
In 2014 she starred in the remake of Endless Love and also played the female lead in the British crime film Plastic which is based on a true story, about a group of English university students running a successful credit card scam.
In March 2015, Rigby worked alongside James Franco in the movie adaptation of his book Actors Anonymous. It was released in 2017.
2016 saw Rigby make a return to British television after a three-year absence with a guest appearance on Death in Paradise. Also in 2016 she had a minor role in US thriller television remake of Mother, May I Sleep with Danger? which premiered on Lifetime on June 18. In the summer of 2016, Rigby signed on for her first female lead in a US film, starring as Angie in romantic comedy A Cinderella Christmas. It was filmed during that summer and released in December of the same year. She also shot American crime thriller drama American Violence, playing Olivia Rose, which was released in early 2017.
In February 2017, it was announced that Rigby would be starring as the female lead in Hollywood Dirt which is due to be released on Passionflix in September 2017.
In May 2017, Rigby appeared in the first episode of the final series of Inspector George Gently as Betty Platt.
In September 2017, Rigby joined the cast of comedy film The Festival.
In October 2018, it was announced that Rigby would join the cast of the West End production of Agatha Christie’s Witness for the Prosecution.  Rigby played Romaine Vole in the play, and made her first appearance in the role at London’s County Hall on 20 November 2018 and her final appearance on 26th May 2019.
She was number 98 on FHM 100 Sexiest of 2015.
In 2016, Rigby confirmed that she doesn’t use social media, stating, “I’m super private and keep myself to myself.”
Rigby became an ambassador of CAFOD after reaffirming her Catholic faith.
She is signed to Nigel Round Management.
As a model, she was signed to Select Model Management.
In 2009, she appeared in a short film A Kingdom without a King for her role as Alicia Waterstone.
First TV Show
From 2002 to 2003, Emma appeared in the Channel 4’s soap opera Brookside for her role as Elena Jones. She did just three episodes during these two years.
Emma eats mostly healthy. She revealed her diet plan of that particular day to New Magazine.
Breakfast – Pear, apple with Activia yoghurt, tea. At other times, she eats porridge with honey.
Lunch – Mixed leaf salad with goat’s cheese. She sometimes have a vegetable soup.
Evening Snacks – 6 chunky red liquorice sticks, Frappuccino, Go Ahead yogurt bar, Cadbury Creme Egg Twisted. These were her weekend snack meals. But, in general, she eats more healthy.
Dinner – Salmon with mashed carrots, and turnip. She likes to have fish with vegetables.
She also drinks ample amount of water throughout the day.
Emma Rigby Facts
She started taking dance lessons at the age of four and acting lessons at age nine.
She got the role as Hannah Ashworth in Hollyoaks, when she was 15 (in 2005).