Updated 11th March 2003
|Sophie Jeffery appeared in Middlemarch, playing Letty Garth before joining Emmerdale as the original Donna Windsor. For more on Sophie SEE BELOW|
Character: Donna Windsor
Parents: Viv, mother and Vic, father (deceased)
Siblings: Kelly, half sister and Scott, half brother
Age: born 1985/1986. The script has been changed. In December 1994, she was 9 years old indicating that she was born in 1985. This age seems to be consistant through to 1997 at least as she was going to Secondary School in 1996. However the scripts have subseqeuntly changed her birth year to 1986 to fit her in with today's brat pack.
(In the episode of 27th December 1994, she said she was nine years old). She is the only one of the Winder children that a birth date hasn't been given for.
First Appearance: August/September 1993
Played by: Sophie Jeffrey (1993-1997) and Verity Rushworth (1998- )
Donna Windsor is the youngest in the Windsor family. She is a little spoilt, but not as devious as Kelly, or as wild as Scott. Donna has a habit of going away for long periods of time without being seen on screen. In 1993 when she first arrived she got drunk with her siblings. Donna was distraught when the truth came out about Vivís affair with Terry, and Donna was torn between her parents. She eventually moved into the Woolpack with her mother. When Kelly went missing in 1997 Donna was upset, although she later helped Kelly meet Tom. Later that month Donna was lead a little of the rails by Andy Sugden, who persuaded her to skip school and go joyriding in Leeds with him and Robert. After this Viv started her war against Andy and the Sugden family.
In 2001 Donna lost her virginity to Marc, and was one of the teenagers involved in the hit and run. Marc dumped Donna because Viv told Angie about Marc sleeping with Donna. Later Donna was upset that Marc and Eve were together. Donna had to do community service as punishment for the hit and run, but was devastated when Marc was sent to prison.
About Sophie Jeffrey: The original Donna left the show in 1997 to continue with her school work