Laura Beale
Laura Beale
Portrayed by Hannah Waterman
Introduced by John Yorke
Gender Female Female
First Appearance 17th February 2000
Last Appearance 30th April 2004 (Deceased)
Cause/Reason Died of a broken neck after falling down the stairs tripping on Bobby Beale's toy
Duration 2000–04
Status Deceased
Occupation Unemployed/casual work
Classification Former; regular
HusbandIan Beale (2001–04)
SonsBobby Beale
FatherNorman Dunn
MotherEdwina Dunn
Laura Beale (nee Dunn) was the 3rd ex-wife of Ian Beale and mother to his youngest son Bobby. At first, she worked as the nanny to the Beale children but love grew between employer and employee and they married in 2001. An unfortunate encounter with Garry Hobbs ruined Laura's marriage to Ian and she was made homeless and jobless on Christmas Day whilst pregnant with a baby; the supposed product of her fling with Garry. She lived a miserable life since the separation, living in a cramped flat with Pat Evans and her newborn son Bobby and found it hard to find a job due to the vendetta she had with Janine Evans, who had became wealthy due to the death of her husband Barry. On April 30th 2004, Laura decided to tell Ian the truth about Bobby's paternity by writing a letter to him, explaining that he was the one that had made her pregnant. The minute the letter was completed, Ian arrived at Pat and Laura's flat, wanting a word with Laura about their future. As Ian walked away from the door, Laura ran desperately to the door, only to slip on one of Bobby's toys and fall tragically down the stairs. Pat later found Laura dead, who died instantly from a broken neck, and also the letter addressed to Ian. Pat gave Ian the letter and after a paternity test was taken, Bobby was biologically proven as Ian's son so the little boy moved in his real family. An inquiry into Laura's suspicious death saw Janine Evans arrested for her murder (Pat found out Janine had gone to the flat early, had a big argument with Laura and Laura's fall downstairs could have been the end product.) When Pat realised Janine wasn't behind Laura's death, she withdrew her statement, Janine walked free and Laura's death was ruled accidental.

Abi Branning | Amy Mitchell | | Ben Mitchell | Bex Fowler | Billy Mitchell | Carmel Kazemi | | Denise Fox | Dennis Rickman Jnr | Donna Yates | Dot Branning | Ian Beale | Jack Branning | Jane Beale | Janet Mitchell | Jay Mitchell | Jill Marsden | Kathy Beale | Khoroush Kazemi (Kush) | Kim Fox-Hubbard | Lady Di | Lily Branning | Linda Carter | Louise Mitchell | Martin Fowler | Matthew Mitchell-Cotton | Mick Carter | Patrick Trueman | Pearl Fox | Phil Mitchell | Ollie Carter | Ritchie Scott | Sharon Mitchell | Shirley Carter | Sonia Jackson | Stacey Branning |Tina Carter | Vincent Hubbard | Whitney Dean  | Johnny Carter | Honey Mitchell | Max Branning | Steven Beale | Lauren Branning
Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen