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Name: Ashley Slanina-Davies
DOB: 18 December 1989
Birth Place: Standish, Greater Manchester, England
Claim to fame: Plays Amy Barnes on Hollyoaks
- She’s been heavily involved in charity work surrounding issues brought up in her ‘Oaks storylines
- During a storyline where her character, Amy, was peer pressured into losing her virginity, she fronted an NSPCC campaign to put young people off doing the same
- She abseiled down the Printworks building in Manchester to fundraise for Action for Blind People, as her mum is partially sighted.
- Ashley had a drastic haircut written into Amy’s storyline by Hollyoaks producers because she was cutting her own hair for charity.
Ashley was a newcomer to acting when she joined the cast of Hollyoaks in 2005. Playing troubled teen Amy Barnes, off-screen she’s shown a big interest in charity work relating to her role.
When Amy slept with her then-boyfriend because of peer pressure, she worked with the NSPCC to speak out against other girls in real life doing the same. In the Munchausen’s storyline, Amy pretended baby Lucas had leukaemia so she could scam the community out of money. Ashley was so affected by this storyline that she started raising money for cancer charity CLIC. Amy's domestic abuse storyline inspired her to do charity work for Women’s Aid. She so badly wanted to get sponsored to cut her hair off to raise money for CLIC that she convinced the producers to have it written into Amy’s storyline.