Claire King (born 10th January1963 in Harrogate, North Yorkshire) played Kim Tate in Emmerdale between 1989 and 1999. Kim is often considered to be one of the greatest British soap characters of all time and referred as The Soap Superbitch.
Claire is also best known for her role as Karen Betts in Bad Girls between 2000 and 2004 and also appeared in Babes in the Wood, Hollyoaks, Casualty and Mayo.
In 2006, Claire took part in Strictly Come Dancing, partnered with Brendan Cole. The couple were voted out in the eighth week. Claire then took part in the summer 2014 series of Celebrity Big Brother.
She played Erica Holroyd on Coronation Street between 2014 and 2017.