Lysette Anthony's designer costume makes cast jealous
Lysette Anthony's lavish wardrobe caused tension among her castmates when she arrived on 'Hollyoaks' last month.
The 52-year-old actress ruffled a few feathers when she rocked up to set a few weeks ago dressed head-to-toe in Prada for her new role as the ultra-glamorous Marnie Nightingale, while the rest of the cast on the Channel 4 soap were lumped with cheap unbranded items.
The former model - who branded the Face of the Eighties' by photographer David Bailey - explained: "They made a mistake of putting Prada in the screen test. Alex, our fantastic designer, said, 'Well, they wrote it in the script!' I can't complain about days at the office at the moment."
And her new on-screen lavish lifestyle isn't something Lysette, who joined the soap last month, is used to as she became a homeless single mother following her divorce from her third husband Simon Boswell in 2003.
Speaking to The Sun newspaper, she said: "It was middle class homelessness -- friends offered us things. We went from a big house to a spare room but that's not great when you have a six-year-old son. It was a very difficult time."
Meanwhile, Lysette is enjoying getting her teeth stuck into her role as Marnie and has warned no male is safe from the claws of her conniving alter-ego.
She said of her bolshie character: "I have a new saying, it's: 'the power of Milf, fasten your seat belt!' "