Emily Booth

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Emily Booth
Born(1976-04-26) 26 April 1976 (age 37)
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Other namesEmily "Bouff" Bouffante
OccupationActress
Singer
Writer
Years active1997–present
 
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Emily Booth
Born(1976-04-26) 26 April 1976 (age 37)
Chester, Cheshire, England, UK
Other namesEmily "Bouff" Bouffante
OccupationActress
Singer
Writer
Years active1997–present

Emily Katherine Booth (born 26 April 1976), also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.

Biography[edit]

Early life[edit]

Booth was born in Chester, Cheshire in 1976 but grew up in Hastings, East Sussex. Her paternal great-grandfather built one of the first cinemas in the UK in Cornwall. It is now a garage, but still has a plaque on the wall marking its significance. Booth studied for 3 A levels and a BA in media and film degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While she was a student she earned money busking in the street playing the violin and sang on Eurotrash.[1] She once worked in PR for the London based Salvation Films. She used to be an avid animal rights campaigner[citation needed] and has some rats as pets.[1][citation needed]

In 2011 she gave birth to her first child, Betty Seren Booth-Walters.

Career[edit]

Booth is known for her roles in such cult films as Pervirella, Cradle of Fear, Evil Aliens, BAFTA nominated short film Inferno. She also appeared in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriquez's double header Grindhouse (2007) in the mock trailer "Don't", by Edgar Wright (director of Shaun of the Dead).

Booth was also the host of several Channel 4 and satellite television shows. She co-presented and co-wrote video game review show BITS for two years. She was a segment presenter on Channel 4 flagship morning show The Big Breakfast, and also presented on the gameshow Banzai for E4.[2] Other shows she worked on include L!VE TV's Blue Review, paintball challenge show Mission: Paintball, Threesome and Demolition.

Booth has presented several television programmes related to cult films, including OUT There on five and Shock Movie Massacre on Bravo.

Emily is a presenter on Eat Cinema, interviewing A-list Hollywood stars on The Buzz and hosting her own show First Night Bites. She also hosted the now defunct Quiz Night Live, a premium rate call-in quiz show, shown on satellite/Freeview channel Ftn. She presents The Match on the XLeague.tvchannel. In 2007 she joined Zone Horror where she works as a presenter and continuity announcer.[2]

She was among the guests at the 2009 Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester [3] and announced the results of the Delta Film Award.

She also hosted GoreZone Magazine's Weekend of Horror and is the official poster girl for the magazine. GoreZone Magazine will launch a DVD cover mount starring Emily Booth each month from December 2009.[citation needed]

Emily is a supporter of the Classic Horror Campaign along with other horror actors and celebrities which is campaigning to bring back BBC2's Saturday night horror double bill seasons, popular on British television in the 1970s, '80s and '90s. [1]

Since 2007 Emily has been the face of the Horror Channel. She also hosts a monthly highlights show titled 'Horror Bites.'

She also co-hosted the Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival in Brighton in August 2012. [2]

Filmography[edit]

Films[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
2012Three's a ShroudSegment "Over Developed" [4]
2012InbredJune
2009The ReverendTracy
Terror Toons 3Nurse Stanley
DoghouseThe Snipper
2007Grindhousefaux trailer segment Don't
2005Evil AliensMichelle Fox
2003SpiderbabeFly Girlscenes deleted
2002Fallen AngelsSally Munrouncredited
Arthur's Amazing ThingsDenise Clarington-Semi-SkimmedShort film
2001InfernoLaura
Cradle of FearMelas Emily Bouffante
Sacred FleshWilliams girl
1998Witchcraft X: Mistress of the CraftLinnacaas Emily Bouffante
1997PervirellaPervirella[5]
Event HorizonGirl on monitor screen[5]

Television appearances[edit]

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