Emmerdale star Sapphire Elia made quite the impression on fans from 2010 until 2011, when she appeared as Mia Macey in the Yorkshire-based soap.
Since then, the actress has undergone an unrecognisable transformation, and regularly keeps her fans entertained with her sultry snaps on Instagram.
As well as appearing in everything from The Bill to I Am Vengeance, Sapphire runs a consulting agency with her partner Matthew, who regularly features in her posts.
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To mark eleven years since Mia lost her life in the ITV Dales, Daily Star is taking a look at some of Sapphire’s hottest ever snaps, from barely-there bikinis to hot and sweaty gym shoots.
Clearly a fan of the beach, Sapphire has a slew of sexy snaps taken on golden sands, surrounded by perfect blue ocean.
In one such post, the star posed alongside her fiancé Matthew in a plunging black top as she left her shoulders bare to make the most of the sunshine.
Sapphire embraced her natural curves in the clinging black vest, securing her brunette tresses up into a messy bun atop her head as she donned a pair of reflective silver sunglasses.
Matthew, meanwhile, left most of his hunky chest on display in a tiny black tank top, sporting a grey baseball gap and his own Aviator shades as he placed one hand over his partner’s tummy.
Another snap saw Sapphire head down the end of a jetty while in Protaras, Cyprus, ready to dip her toe in clear blue waters as she showed off her tan lines.
The actress rocked a pair of black cotton shorts and a barely-there vest top for the expedition, leaving the criss-cross of bikini straps visible on her back after being spared the sun’s rays earlier in the day.
Sapphire poetically captioned her snap: “The sun shone like diamonds on the water.”
Sapphire upped the ante earlier this year when she posed in a teeny string bikini, risking a wardrobe malfunction as she posed against a railing while holidaying abroad.
The 35-year-old actress sported a wraparound black bikini, with flimsy strings winding around her toned tummy and rising into a halter-neck style around tanned shoulders.
Showing off her freckles, Sapphire sported a pair of lilac-and-yellow floral shorts, slashed high up on her thighs as she pouted for the camera.
A pair of dark shades completed her look, while Sapphire swiped on a glossy pink lip and propped her camera up to snap the picture – explaining that Matthew was sick in bed, so couldn’t accompany her.
She wrote on Instagram: “When you’re on holiday but your fiancé is sick in bed #MakingTheMostOfIt.”
Sapphire sent fans wild as she posed up a storm in a woollen vest top, leaving very little to the imagination.
Looking a far cry from her days as Mia Macey, the star embraced the top’s plunging neckline as she bared her tanned shoulders and collarbone for the camera.
She went for an ultra-glam look as she swiped on hot pink matte lipstick and accessorised with gold hoop earrings. A pair of vintage sunglasses finished off her look as the star gazed off into the distance.
Her glittering engagement ring loomed on her finger, while Sapphire opted for a sleek black manicure, explaining to fans: “The fiancé still sick but we are plodding along. If we do nothing else, at least we will come back [from holiday] with a date set for the wedding!”
The actress was then inundated with support from her fans, as one gushed: “Hope Matt is okay and congratulations on the wedding venue!”
As another said: “Hope you can still have a nice time and now you have a date to look forward to!”
Someone else branded her “gorgeous”, as another said Sapphire was “beautiful” and “amazing”.
Posh Spice lookalike
A keen gym-goer, Sapphire regularly impresses her social media followers with her rippling abs as she pours her svelte frame into teeny crop tops.
In one snap from early in 2022, Sapphire looked incredible in a pair of clinging black leggings, donning a strappy black crop top and leaving a stripe of toned tummy on display.
She finished off her look with a pair of black Converse, holding up her iPhone for a cheeky mirror selfie surrounded by treadmills, rowing machines and weights.
Sapphire swept her dark hair into a high braid, and despite the impending workout, couldn’t resist adding a swipe of dark pink lipgloss and mascara.
She told fans in the caption: “A teacher once asked me, ‘You’re not going to be another Posh Spice, are you?’ when I was a teenager.
“I didn’t get it at the time but I am beginning to see his point #SmileSaph!”
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Sapphire changed things up while starring in 2021’s pantomime Beauty and the Beast at Pavilion Theatre in Worthing.
Desperate to stay fit during her tenure, Sapphire headed to the gym at Splashpoint Leisure Centre in nothing but a black sports bra and sweatpants.
The actress let her sleek hair fall loose to her waist as she showed off her burgeoning abs in a sexy mirror selfie, rocking lace-up trainers and a thin brow for the sweaty workout.
She joked with fans: “Really enjoying staying fit during Panto run this year.
“Might I ever get some abs? [Praying emoji].”
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