Born: June 5, 1981
Reality TV star
Famous for: Making headlines with high-profile appearances on Big Brother
Born in Bermondsey, south London, Jade Goody worked as a dental nurse before exploding onto the public consciousness in 2002 through reality TV show Big Brother. The outspoken celeb - whose one-liners and patchy grasp of current affairs - had the nation enthralled, went on to make millions from her autobiography, perfume, fitness DVDs and further TV appearances. These included Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes and Celebrity Mastermind, as well as a controversial stint in the Big Brother house in 2007. Jade has two sons from a relationship with fellow reality star Jeff Brazier. While appearing on an Indian version of Big Brother in August 2008 she was informed she had cervical cancer. Jade wed boyfriend Jack Tweed in February 2009 after learning she had just weeks to live.