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Going from the Rovers Return to high fashion modelling might not seem like the easiest of transitions.
But Kate Ford made it look like light work with a stunning photo shoot that showed her looking barely recognisable in fairytale gowns and ethereal waist length locks.
The brunette beauty, who plays Tracy Barlow in Coronation Street, gets a high fashion makeover for a one-off shoot set in the stunning Cheshire countryside.
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Unrecognisable: Coronation Street’s Kate Ford cuts a glamorous figure on high fashion photo shoot in Great Warford, Cheshire
Kate, who is an ardent horse riding fan, slips into a Maid Marian-esque dress to ride barefoot on a rare, white Spanish horse.
The elegant red gown – cut away to reveal her ample cleavage – shows off the 36-year-old’s enviable physique as she smoulders on the back of the beautiful stallion.
Lengthening her brunette tresses with honeyed tips, Kate’s camera-ready prowess is accentuated with a soft pink hue and dark eye make-up.
Ethereal: The actress goes barefoot on a white horse as she’s shot riding through the countryside in an elegant red gown
Natural beauty: Kate is a long way from her character Tracy Barlow, who is currently wrapped up in an intense story involving soon-to-be husband Rob Donovan
A great departure from her casual cobbles wardrobe, the actress also cuts an elegant figure in a high-neck golden gown.
She poses against a sunlit back drop in a cream tulle skirt – something her character Tracy certainly wouldn’t have picked out.
The shoot was styled by Lorraine Mcculloch while hairdresser Alex Foden and Collette Casey helped glam up the actress for the shots.
Art Director Laura Graham teamed up with photographer Rosie Hardy for the stunning shot which took place at Penfold Stables in Great Warford, Cheshire.
A nominee for Best Serial Drama Performance at the 2015 National Television Awards, Kate is currently embroiled in one of her most intense soap storylines in her time as Tracy.
The Rovers Return regular is getting set to marry murderer Rob Donovan (played by Marc Bayliss), though it’s not expected to be a fairytale ending for Tracy.
Riding fan: The brunette, who is an ardent horse rider looked comfortable perched on her stunning white horse
Kate has been throwing herself into her acting after her real-life marriage to Jon Connerty hit turmoil.
Speaking to The Sun this week, she said: ‘When Jon and I first parted it was quite hard to put my personal life aside,
‘But then it became therapeutic to concentrate on my job. People call it “Doctor Theatre” – when you’re acting, you can’t worry about things.
‘We really tried hard to make it work. But it came to the point when we knew we had to get a divorce.’
To vote for Kate for in the 2015 National Television Awards in the Best Serial Drama Performance category, please go to http://www.nationaltvawards.com.
From actress to model: Kate is currently nominated for a National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance
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