She was the girl in the Wash 'n' Go ad who rinsed her hair in a fountain.
She attended the Italia Conti Stage School from the age of 16. Other ex-students include Martine McCutcheon, Naomi Campbell and singer, Louise.
Claire's been a contestant on Celebrity Ready, Steady, Cook.
Claire made her first film, Alone, in 2001. A horror film, Claire plays Alice, the first accidental victim of a disturbed man trying to escape his nightmares.
Before her TV breakthrough, to supplement her acting income, she took jobs including a silver service waitress, a story-telling racoon in a theme park, and admin work for the NSPCC.
Claire trained at the Italia Conti Stage School alongside stars such as Martine McCutcheon
Born in Edinburgh and raised in Norfolk, she currently lives in London.
Made her mark in a commercial for Wash n' Go where playing the part of a backpacker she washed her hair in a fountain.
Although best known for her role as nurse Tina Seabrook in the BBC drama Casualty, Claire has also appeared in episodes of The Bill and Eastenders