In 1994 Sally gave birth to her second daughter she named Lauren. However, big sister Rosie had other ideas and called the new baby Sophie instead and the name stuck.
Sophie's led rather an eventful life. She's been kidnapped by her mum's evil boyfriend Greg Kelly. She bonded with Chesney as a friend, started to smoke when she met Nicolette Seddon and the pair of them bullied Gail and Roy. She fell for Cameron McIntyre, breaking Chesney’s heart. She and Chesney found Ivy Tilsley’s diary in the attic at No. 5 and she wound up mum Sally by sending Norris Cole a Valentine card after Sally had signed it for Sophie, assuming it was for Chesney.
Then Sophie smashed Fiz’s motor scooter up after she found out she was dating John Stape. Desperate for attention from her mum, who was all about Rosie, Sophie started sending Kevin postcards saying “Sophie’s next” when Rosie disappeared. She was jealous of the attention Rosie was getting and in her attention-seeking phase left a pregnancy test kit on full view in the house just so attention was focussed on her and not her sister.
Sophie survived the tram crash that killed Kev's girlfriend Molly and learned that Jack was her half-brother. Then she ended up in intensive care after a drink-fuelled jealous rage when she found out Sian had fallen for someone on holiday. She started drinking, turned up drunk at church, got on the roof to shout at God, fell off and landed on a car roof.
Sophie's wedding to Sian was called off while the couple were at the altar in church. Sian found out that Sophie had kissed Dev's daughter, Amber.
Ryan Connor then returned to the Street and tried to tempt Sophie into drugs. She got hit by a car while trying to save Ryan, high on drugs, from being hit when he played chicken on the road.
Sophie started working in Dev's corner shop and met new girlfriend Maddie in a homeless shelter on Christmas Day. Maddie died in the fire which started at Victoria Court.
What next then for Sophie Webster? She's been given a 21% share of Websters' Autos and looks set to be working there and helping out dad Kev. Love her or hate her you just can't ignore her - happy 21st birthday, Sophie Webster!
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