Played by: Eva Pope
1993 - October 1994
Wicked Tanya was first introduced as one of the
barmaids in the trendy pub, The Queens, where Liz McDonald was manageress for a
time. She had rather a spiteful nature and could say hurtful things. She later
reappeared as a barmaid in the Rovers and quickly became Raquel's nemesis, setting her up with a fake
modelling date which left Raquel standing alone in a deserted fruit and
vegetable market for ages before realising it was a cruel joke.
having an affair with Des's boss, Alex Christie, a married man, but she was
dissatisfied. Taking the flat above Alma's cafe, she also conducted a
three-month affair with Des Barnes while he was going out with Raquel. Once she
had ruined their relationship, she set her sights on trucker Charlie Whelan, Bet
Gilroy's man, and finally ran off with him, leaving Bet
Although Tanya was not a long-term resident of the Street she
certainly made her mark and is still remembered favourably by fans who could not
work out if she was entirely evil, or just a very unhappy woman.