Sal Martin
200px-Sal Martin
Portrayed by Anna Karen
Introduced by Corinne Hollingworth (1996)

Jane Harris (1997)
John Yorke (2001)
Louise Berridge (2003)
Diederick Santer (2007)
Bryan Kirkwood (2010)
Lorraine Newman (2013)
Dominic Treadwell-Collins (2014)

First Appearance 21 March 1996
Duration 1996–98, 2001–04, 2007–11 2013-
Age 77
Date of Birth 17th December 1939
Occupation Retired
HusbandHarold (1959-)
SonsUnnamed Son
FatherJack Martin
MotherLilian Martin
SistersPeggy Mitchell
NephewsGrant Mitchell
Phil Mitchell
NiecesSam Mitchell
Other relativesRichard Branning
Louise Mitchell
Mark Fowler Jr
Courtney Mitchell
Lexi Pearce

Sallie "Sal" Martin is Peggy Mitchell's Sister. She first appeared in 1996, for Peggy's Birthday. In 2002 she returned for her Great Niece's naming Party, in 2004 returned for Niece, Sam's, wedding to Andy Hunter, her final memorial appearance was in 2007, for Nephew, Phil's, Wedding to Stella Crawford. She still pops up in the Square on numerous occasions, when big things happen, such as weddings. Sal has a son by her husband Harold, that son is the cousin of Phil and Grant.

Throughout Sal's appearances, she has been called "Aunt Sal".  She is played by Anna Karen.

Anna Karen has appeared in 41 Episodes over a period of 15 Years.

She will return for a one off episode on 22nd November 2013 at the wedding of Roxy and Alfi

List of Appearances

  • 1996 for Peggy's 54th birthday, which also coincided with the Birth of Ben Mitchell
  • 1997  to support Peggy through her breast Cancer. And, Grant and Tiffinys blesing where she stands in for absent Peggy. She also appeared at Christmas 1997.
  • 2001 for Peggy and Harry Slater's engagement party
  • 2002 for Louise Fowler's naming party
  • 2003 for Jamie Mitchell's Funeral
  • 2004 for Sam Mitchell and Andy Hunter's wedding
  • 2007 for Phil Mitchell and Stella Crawford's Wedding. Also, for her Birthday and Christmas 2007
  • 2008 to keep an eye on Billy Mitchell and Honey Mitchell as they run The Queen Victoria. She later returns for Archie Mitchell and Peggy Mitchell's engagement party. And, Christmas Eve.
  • 2009 at Janine Butcher's house for dinner, where she drunkenly reveals that Peggy was a Pole Dancer in the 60's. Sal also returns for Peggy and Archie's Wedding. Sal returned in December for her birthday, but found out the Mitchell's forgot. When making trouble during the Christmas dinner, hosted by the Mitchell's, she caused trouble by spreading rumours. She later found out about the Mitchell'sfiancial troubles and sheperformed a fire eating act, which was a success. Then for her 70th Birthday.
  • 2010 for a Family Meal then Ronnie Mitchell and Jack Branning's wedding.
  • 2011 For when Ronnie Mitchell goes missing.
  • 2013 Appears at Roxy and Alfie's wedding ceremony
  • 2014 Returns for Phil Mitchell's wedding to Sharon.
  • 2015 Returns to talk to Claudette Hubbard and warn her over something she remembers about her.
  • 2016 Returns to help Phil look for Peggy whose dying from cancer.
  • 2016 Returned For Peggys Funeral
  • 2016 Ronnie Hen night
  • 2017 Ronnie and Jack 2nd Wedding
  • 2017 Ronnie and Roxy's funeral


Peggy and Aunt Sal Argument - EastEnders (19 August 2010)

Peggy and Aunt Sal Argument - EastEnders (19 August 2010)

Sal's Rant at a Family Meal (2010)

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

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