|Born||Alexandra Louise Bastian
27 February 1982 
Windsor, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom
|Partner(s)||Kevin Sacre (2004–2006)
Nick Kennedy (2007–2009)
Brian Fortuna (2009–2010)
Alexandra Louise "Ali" Bastian (born 27 February 1982) is an English television actress, best known for playing Becca Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2001 to 2007, and PC Sally Armstrong in long-running ITV drama series The Bill from 2007 to 2009.
Born in Windsor, Berkshire, to Paula C. Marriott and Nicholas P. Bastian. Bastian has one younger brother, Nicholas Ruel Bastian (born 13 March 1986). Bastian was raised in Cookham and Maidenhead in Berkshire, and Marlow in Buckinghamshire.
Bastian attended the Redroofs Theatre School at Maidenhead from the ages of 10 to 13, and started professional acting with a role in Jane Eyre[disambiguation needed] aged 10. She then attended Claires Court school, the College, Maidenhead.
Bastian joined the Channel4 soap in 2001. She was involved in a controversial storyline in Hollyoaks where her character was fired from her teaching job and sent to prison after having an affair with one of her students – Justin Burton played by Chris Fountain. In December 2005, alongside her Hollyoaks cast mates Jodi Albert and Sarah Jayne Dunn, Bastian appeared in an exercise video called Hollyoaks Get Fit. At the 2006 British Soap Awards Bastian and Chris Fountain won the award for best storyline. She departed the show in 2007.
Other television work
Strictly Come Dancing
She was a contestant, departing in the semi-final on Strictly Come Dancing 2009, where she was partnered with Brian Fortuna. In week 11 Bastian severely bruised the bones of her foot while training. Doctors later gave her the all clear to go ahead and perform. There was doubt about her fitness to perform in the show's semifinal. After successfully performing, Ali and Brian were eliminated, finishing in third place out of sixteen couples. Bastian currently holds the celebrity record for the American Smooth and the Viennese Waltz, receiving a perfect score for both of these dances. The pair danced again in the Strictly Come Dancing 2009 Christmas Special, and won having again scored 40/40 for their Viennese Waltz.
Bastian then joined Fortuna in the hit West End dance show, Burn The Floor, which opened at the Shaftesbury Theatre on July 21, 2010, and ran until September 4, 2010.
Bastian will also appear as Roxie Hart in Chicago at the Liverpool Empire.
Bastian dated her Hollyoaks co-star and on-screen husband Kevin Sacre. During their two-year relationship, they appeared in a celebrity couples edition of the quiz show The Weakest Link. The couple broke up in early 2006. She then dated long-term friend and rugby union player Nick Kennedy, who played for London Irish. She then dated her professional dance partner from Strictly Come Dancing Brian Fortuna in 2009. Shortly after Burn The Floor closed in September 2010, the couple split up a month later after a year of dating.
- 1992:Jane Eyre(BBC)- Young Jane
- 1997: FairyTale: A True Story – Fairy
- 1998: Next Birthday - Monica
- 1999: A Touch of Frost – Lisa Harper
- 2001–2007: Hollyoaks – Becca Dean
- 2002: Come Together – Tara
- 2007–2009: The Bill – PC Sally Armstrong
- 2012: Strippers vs Werewolves - Dani
- Paddington Bear- Novello Theatre
- The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe- Novello Theatre
- Once Upon A Time- Novello Theatre
- Burn The Floor- Shaftesbury Theatre
- Agatha Christie 'Verdict'- UK tour 2011
- Chicago- UK Tour 2012
- "Latest news and profile of Ali Bastian". hellomagazine.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Profile of Bastian from Hello! magazine
- Ali Bastian – Biography
- "Exclusive: Sexy Ali Bastian quits cop show for ballroom blitz". Sunday Mail. 2009-09-13. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
- Ali Bastian joins the ranks of The Bill ITV.com – 21st February 2007
- 'Hollyoaks' star Bastian joined 'The Bill' digitalspy.co.uk – 17 February 2007
- Ali Bastian injured on 'Strictly' tv.sky.com
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- by Sarah (2011-01-06). "Drama Queens at Littlewoods | Littlewoods Blog". Blog.littlewoods.com. Retrieved 2012-11-07.
- Emma Pomfret A new beat for Becca Manchester Evening News – 18/ 7/2007
- "Ali Bastian denies romance with Brian Fortuna". entertainment.stv.tv. Retrieved 8 November 2012.
- Lee, Cara (7 October 2010). "Strictly over for Ali and Brian". The Sun (London).