Her History in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women
Anna’s turn as murderous lesbian teen Beth gave Channel 4 soap Brookside its highest-ever ratings run.
In 2001, Anna and then-husband David Thewlis received 50 grand to appear in a Mulberry advert.
In the BBC’s racy 1998 series The Tribe, Anna had nudey threesome sex scene that drew hundreds of complaints and made millions of tellies melt.
It’s safe to say that thousands of men of a certain age can remember where they were when Beth leaned in for that lesbian kiss on Brookside. These days, gay-lady kisses are 10-a-penny on TV, but back in 1994 that kiss was a big, big deal. And it was made all the more memorable by the fact that the lady doing the kissing was Miss Friel – one of the fittest, freckliest and feistiest actresses ever to grace British telly screens.
After Brookside, Anna graduated to movies, appearing in films such as Land Of The Lost (with Will Ferrell), Limitless (with Bradley Cooper) and Rogue Trader (with Ewan McGregor). She also managed to crack the lucrative British-star-on-big-budget-US-show market, with the starring role in cult US “dramedy” Pushing Daisies. Not bad for a girl who once buried her dad under the patio.
The females giving you butterflies in 2009, were…
Sod The Wire, British TV is the real deal
Be a whore at the weekends, shrink a brain and be a waster
His humour is self-depreciating and therefore funny. Logic
A living legend, she just keeps giving
Has undeniably made the most of her abilities
An actress with determination and raw talent
Corrie’s hottest storyline
Miss Teen World 2008 arrives on FHM.com
A very sexy young lady
High quality bosoms, widely admired
Britain's finest institution
Swimwear republic of South Africa
Mathematically speaking, she’s fit
Got rid of Affleck, we forgave her everything
Di Caprio dating, Israeli, war shirker
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