Eden Taylor-Draper

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Eden Taylor-Draper
Born (1997-10-28) 28 October 1997 (age 21)[1]
Selby, North Yorkshire, England
Years active2005–present
Known forBelle Dingle (2005–)
TelevisionEmmerdale (2005–present)

Eden Elenor Taylor-Draper (born 28 October 1997) is an English actress. She plays Belle Dingle in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, a role she took over from Emily Mather in 2005.


One of Taylor-Draper's notable storylines in Emmerdale was when Belle fell down a mineshaft on Christmas Day 2005.[2] She and Luke Tittensor won the 'Spectacular Scene of the Year' award at the 2006 British Soap Awards for this storyline. She was commended by fellow cast members for her 2014 storyline involving the death of her character's best friend Gemma (Tendai Rinomhota) and its aftermath.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

On 11 September 2016, alongside her Emmerdale co-star Matthew Wolfenden, Taylor-Draper took part in the Great North Run to raise funds for Bloodwise.[3]


  1. Won the 2006 title of 'Most Spectacular Scene' along with co-star Luke Tittensor (Daz Eden in Emmerdale) and Emmerdale crew members Neil Alderton and Brian Morgan.
  2. Nominated for the 'Best Young Actor' award at the 2006 Inside Soap awards; lost to young Hollyoaks actor Ellis Hollins.
  3. Won 'Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress' at the 2007 British Soap Awards.
  4. Won the title of 'Best Young Actor' at the Inside Soap Awards on 24 September 2007.[4]
  5. Won the 'Personality of the year' award at the Yorkshire Young Achievers Awards 2007.
  6. Nominated for 'Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress' at the British Soap Awards 2008.
  7. Nominated for Best Young actress at the Inside Soap Awards in September 2008
  8. Won 'Best Young Performance' at the British Soap Awards 2013.


  1. ^ "Eden Taylor-Draper". Diamond Management. 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-26.
  2. ^ "Belle slips down a mine shaft". Digital Spy.
  3. ^ "Great North Run". Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  4. ^ "Young girl wins top soap award", Newsround (published 25 September 2007; accessed 26 September 2007)

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