Elsa Feldmann

Appeared: (???? -1991), 16 episodes September - November 999, (30 November - 12 December 2001)
Born: 1972
Married: 1998: Bret Chappell
Affair with Nick Bates,
Daughter: Alice Rose Bates (born 14 February 1991)
Son or Stepson: Shane Chappell

A Huge Big Thank you to Paul Berridge who has made various profiles and photos availabe to me. They were previously on his Beckindale site (that is no more). This is one of those profiles - although slightly added to.

Naomi Lewis

Naomi Lewis was born in Manchester and is a keen singer. Before playing Elsa Feldmann, She had acted in the television series Lost Empires and had been cast in a Manchester production of Evita, but was dropped when producers found out she was only fourteen years old at the time.

Nick Bates

Elsa Feldmann and her boyfriend, Nick Bates, planned a Valentine's day wedding, before the scheduled birth of their child, but Elsa went into labour prematurely on the way to the register office and gave birth to a baby daughter, Alice Rose. In the absence of a midwife, vet ZoŽ Tate delivered the baby at the Mill. The wedding was posponed. Elsa failed to adapt to life as a mother and resented the demands it made on her. The couple grew further apart and, on Christmas Eve 1991, Elsa Walked out on Nick taking Alice with her. Having found that caring for Alice prevented her from having a social life, Elsa returned weeks later and handed her daughter over to Nick. They were never married and went their seperate ways.  

When Nick was jailed for manslaughter in 1996 his sister Kathy looked after Alice.

In 1998 Elsa married Australian Shane Chappell.

Natasha Gray took the role of Elsa when she returned in 1999 to take Alice back to start a new life with her in Australia.
In November 2001 Kathy went out to Australia to see Alice, when she got there, she didn't like what she found and kidnapped her and brought her back to England. Elsa soon followed. After much haggling, they realised that Alice's best interests were their main concern and Alice went back with her. But Kathy followed on and has started a new life over in Australia living near to her precious niece.

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