Simone Lahbib

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Simone Lahbib
BornSimone Nicole Jean Lahbib Ould Cheikl
(1965-02-06) 6 February 1965 (age 50)
Stirling, Scotland
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Raffaello Degruttola (2003-)
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Simone Lahbib
BornSimone Nicole Jean Lahbib Ould Cheikl
(1965-02-06) 6 February 1965 (age 50)
Stirling, Scotland
Years active1985–present
Spouse(s)Raffaello Degruttola (2003-)

Simone Lahbib (/sˈmn ləˈbb/; born 6 February 1965)[1] is a Scottish actress. She is best known for her portrayal of idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart in the ITV1 drama Bad Girls.

Life and career[edit]

Born Simone Nicole Jean Lahbib Ould Cheikl[2] on 6 February 1965 in Stirling, Scotland, to a Scottish mother and a French Algerian father. She received her acting training at Queen Margaret College in Edinburgh after four years at The Manor School of Ballet in Edinburgh. One of her first performances was playing the part of Cathy in Wuthering Heights in rep at the Brunton Theatre in Edinburgh. She played Edinburgh city girl Isobel Anderson in Monarch of the Glen and Detective Inspector Alex Fielding in the crime drama Wire in the Blood. In 2013, Lahbib appeared in the award-winning film Philomena.

In 2013 Lahbib opened a part-time performing arts school 360 Arts in North London, which teaches singing, dancing and acting to children aged 3-18 years at the Bull Theatre in Barnet.[3][4]

Personal life[edit]

Lahbib married British-Italian actor Raffaello Degruttola on 10 May 2003 in her hometown of Stirling, Scotland. In October 2005, she gave birth to their daughter, Skye.[1] In 2010, Lahbib established the Eilidh Brown Memorial Fund in honour of her niece who died of cancer on 25 March 2010, nine days before her 16th birthday. The charity fund will benefit children with cancer and their families.[5] At 10pm (GMT) on 24 October 2013 Simone took part in an online live chat for her fans on her official Facebook page. She said she is planning a Bad Girls reunion convention in London sometime in 2014/15


1985The Girl in the PictureThe GirlFilm
1992TaggartCaroline PetersonTV series (Episode: "Nest of Vipers")
1994Crime StoryMonika StedulTV series (Episode: "Stedul: The Yugoslav Hitman")
1995TaggartSarah StevensonTV series (Episode: "Prayer for the Dead")
1996The Witch's DaughterZeldaTV movie
1996DangerfieldJoanne EllandTV series (Episode: "Inside Out")
1996-1997London BridgeMary O'ConnorTV series (Series 1-2)
1997-1998Thief TakersDC Lucy McCarthyTV series (Series 2)
1998The Young Person's Guide to Becoming a Rock StarFiona JohnstoneTV series
1999-2001Bad GirlsHelen StewartTV series (Series 1-3)
2000Long HaulShort
2002Judge John DeedCarol HaymanTV series (Episodes: "Abuse of Power" and "Nobody's Fool")
2003FamilyJacqueline CutlerTV mini-series
2004FallenDCI Kate GunningTV movie
2004Monarch of the GlenIsobel AndersonTV series (Series 6)
2004Call MeHollyShort
2005HeartlessAmanda MacNaughtonTV movie
2005Red MercuryJanetFilm
2006-2008Wire in the BloodDI Alex FieldingTV series (Series 4-6)
2008Zip 'n ZooMarionShort
2010The Other Side of My SleepMariaShort
2010Single-HandedGemma BurgeTV series (Series 4)
2012New TricksSarah PowellTV series (Episode: "Dead Poets")
2012Downton AbbeyWilkinsTV series (Episode: "Christmas Special 2012")
2013Wayland's SongJune WaylandFilm
2013PhilomenaKate SixsmithFilm


  1. ^ a b "Simone Lahbib Net - Online since 2001, Official site for Simone Lahbib, Scottish Actress". Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ "Simone Lahbib - IMDB". Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
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  4. ^ "Bad girls actor to lead new performing arts school in North London". The Stage News. Retrieved 2015-01-22. 
  5. ^ "Back brave Eilidh’s lasting legacy". Stirling Observer. 2010-10-20. Retrieved 2012-01-21. 

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