Full name: Gemma Merna
DOB: October 11, 1984
Place of birth: Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire
Gemma Merna Facts
Gemma Merna plays hot blonde Carmen Valentine in Hollyoaks.
She used to share a house with her on-screen sister, Jennifer Metcalfe. Oh, to have been a fly on the wall.
In 2007, she won not only Best Comedy Performance at The British Soap Awards, but also Best Female Soap Actress at The National Television Awards.
Why We Love Gemma Merna
You might recognise Gemma from Hollyoaks but you'll be more ready to admit that you saw her "somewhere" on the telly and instantly Googled her.
Gemma plays Carmen Valentine in the soap, who happens to be sister of Mercedes McQueen, played by the equally-incredible Jennifer Metcalfe. We know there isn't really such a thing as on-screen-family genetics, but that "family" has luck on it's side/some pretty top-notch casting.
With appearances on Hole in the wall and Celebrity Juice under her belt, we can't wait to see what's next.