Ashley Slanina-Davies

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Ashley Slanina-Davies
Ashley Slanina-Davies.jpg
Born (1989-12-18) 18 December 1989 (age 27)
Standish, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom
Other names Ashley Davies
Occupation Actress
Years active 2005–present
Known for Amy Barnes in Hollyoaks (2005–2017)

Ashley Slanina-Davies (born 18 December 1989) is an English actress born in Standish, near Wigan, who is notable for playing the role of Amy Barnes on Channel 4's teen soap, Hollyoaks.[1] The role of Amy was Slanina-Davies' first major television role.

The character of Amy Barnes developed in a number of storylines in Autumn 2006, which saw the character discover she had become pregnant and her family break up. Dealing with these issues saw the character act erratically, becoming involved in a car crash. Her character was written out of Hollyoaks in the episode broadcast on 8 August 2012, when she decides to take up a full-time course in Manchester.

In May 2016 it was announced that Slanina-Davies would be returning to Hollyoaks on a full-time basis later in the year. [2]

In January 2017 Digital Spy reported that Slanina-Davies' character Amy was being killed off in a "devastating" and "dark" storyline that Hollyoaks will air in late March.

Personal life[edit]

Slanina-Davies is interested in charity work, and has contributed to fundraising activities for the Action for Blind People charity as well as abseiling down the Printworks building in Manchester in June 2006.[3] Slanina-Davies stated that she was motivated by the fact that her "mum's partially sighted".

In May 2008, Slanina-Davies had her hair cut short for a storyline in Hollyoaks, while also raising money for cancer charity CLIC Sargent.[4] The haircut was part of a domestic violence storyline involving Ashley's character, Amy, and her abusive boyfriend Ste Hay, played by Kieron Richardson.[5]



Year Title Role Notes
Hollyoaks Amy Barnes Series regular
2008 Hollyoaks Later Amy Barnes 4 episodes
2010 Dancing On Ice Herself 1 episode


  1. ^ "Hollyoaks - Cast". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 2 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-04-03. 
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  3. ^ Zoe (2006). "Hollyoaks stars and the people of Manchester raise £10,000 for charity". UK Fundraising Newswire. Archived from the original on 31 October 2006. Retrieved 2006-11-06. 
  4. ^ "Ashleys New Hair". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 12 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29. 
  5. ^ "Ashley's New Hair". Channel 4. Archived from the original on 27 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-05-29.