Teresa Di Marco was the beautiful middle-child of the sexiest family in EastEnders history, but now actress Leila Birch is all grown up and she still looks stunning!

Teresa caused lots of drama with her siblings Beppe (played by Michael Greco), Gianni (Mark Bannerman) and sister Nicky (Carly Hillman), tearing through the hearts of Albert Square.

However, Teresa was best known as the girlfriend of Matthew Rose (Joe Absolom), and became tangled in his explosive war with boss, Steve Owen (Martin Kemp).

Long-term fans of the BBC soap will remember Matthew was wrongfully jailed for the murder of Saskia – who Steve mercilessly gave a fatal blow over the head with an ashtray – but Teresa continually pleaded for his release.


Once Matthew fled Walford, Teresa gradually made her way through the likes of bisexual Tony Hills (Mark Homer), Lenny Wallace (Desune Coleman) and had a sordid affair with married Ricky Butcher (Sid Owen).

Once Nicky became the first Di Marco family member to branch out of Albert Square, the rest of her family soon followed.

Teresa eventually left the square in the year 2000, and since turning her back on EastEnders, Leila has enjoyed a varied stage career – from starring the established works of Shakespeare to pantomimes.

Leila eventually moved across the pond and has starred in online series GirlfriendVS, a drama following a girlfriend playing videos games for the first time.

The stunner regularly poses up a storm cosying up to her boyfriend Curtiss Frisle, who’s also an actor.

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