Louise Cliffe

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Louise Cliffe
Born (1986-12-09) 9 December 1986 (age 31)[1]
Middleton, Rochdale, England, UK[2]
Nationality British
Occupation Actress, singer, writer, and model
Known for Contestant on Big Brother
Spouse(s) Jay McKray (2012–2013)

Louise Cliffe (born 9 December 1986)[1] is a British actress, singer, writer, and model. Although much of her career has been in the UK, she started to appear in US productions as of 2009. She is best known for playing the role of Sophie in the horror film Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead. She was a contestant on 2011 UK series of Big Brother. Louise is also known for winning Miss Manchester in 2006.

Early life

Cliffe, dubbed "Manchester's Kelly Brook",[3] was born in Middleton, Rochdale.[4] Cliffe attended Our Lady's' Catholic High School in Higher Blackley, where she was a talented athlete, becoming Manchester Hurdles Champion on three occasions.[citation needed] She still enjoys athletics and credits that as helping her keep her body in shape.

In 2006, Louise won Miss Manchester.[5]

Modeling career

As a model, Cliffe has done many magazine shoots and front covers including Maxim, Bizarre, Front, Loaded, FHM, OK!, Stuff, The Magazine, Zoo, Nuts, Ice, and Switched On.[6]

Personal life

Cliffe was married to Jay McKray whom she met on the 2011 series of Big Brother UK. They married on 9 June 2012[7] but divorced after one year of marriage.[8]


Cliffe first appeared on TV as a Soccer AM Manchester United Soccerette. She went on to appear in a cameo role in Britflick Charlie Noades R.I.P.,[9] 2009, Northstar Productions.[10] After which she landed a role in Wrong Turn 3,[11] Universal Studios. Her latest role came in the 2009 Syfy release Annihilation Earth, starring alongside Luke Goss.

Big Brother

On 9 September 2011, Cliffe entered the Big Brother House as the 14th Housemate on the inaugural Channel 5 series. On Day 2, she was given the nickname "Wonder Woman" by actress Pamela Anderson.[citation needed] Throughout the series, she was only nominated once (on 30 October 2011) and survived (4 November 2011), and, therefore, she made it into the final, placing fourth.[citation needed]

Year Title Role Note
2008 Charlie Noades R.I.P. Olivia
2009 Wrong Turn 3: Left for Dead Sophie Straight to DVD
2009 Annihilation Earth Nya TV film
2011 Big Brother UK Herself Reality show
2013 Don Jon Sophie Stock footage
2016 The Five Wives & Lives of Melvyn Pfferberg Mia Short film


Cliffe recorded her first single in 2009, which was a collaborative effort with the Social Network and released on Green Garden Records. The piece is a social commentary of the faceless/only face nature of social dating, and Louise appears as five different characters in the video release.[12]


  1. ^ a b ""It's my BIRTHDAY!!! and I'm not moving out of bed all day....#what a treat! "". Twitter. 9 December 2017. Archived from the original on 10 August 2018. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Ex-Miss Manchester Louise Cliffe joins Big Brother housemates". Manchester Evening News. 10 September 2011. Retrieved 10 August 2018.
  3. ^ Bourne, Dianne (26 March 2008). "Rise of 'Manc Kelly Brook'". Manchester Evening News.
  4. ^ "Instagram Girl Of The Week: Louise Cliffe". FHM. 30 March 2016. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  5. ^ "Ex-Miss Manchester Louise Cliffe joins Big Brother housemates". 10 September 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  6. ^ "AdF Management – Louise Cliffe". adfmanagement.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  7. ^ "Big Brother brought them together! Louise Cliffe and Jay McKray marry less than a year after meeting in house". Daily Mail. 9 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012.
  8. ^ "Big Brother 12's Louise Cliffe and Jay McKray split after just one year of marriage". Mail Online. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 4 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Motionlab Marketing Ltd". Charlienoadesrip.com. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  10. ^ "North Star Productions". northstarproductions.co.uk. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  11. ^ "Louise Cliffe goes topless in the woods". joblo.com. Retrieved 3 May 2016.
  12. ^ The Social Network. feat Louise Cliffe "let's Face It'. 21 May 2009. Retrieved 4 January 2016 – via YouTube.

External links

  • Louise Cliffe on Twitter
  • Louise Cliffe on IMDb
  • Page 3 profile, The Sun
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