Audrey Trueman made he first appearance 14 November 2000. She is portrayed by Corinne Skinner-Carter.
Audrey moves to Walford in 2000, taking over the Bed and Breakfast, where she lives with her son Dr. Anthony Trueman. A religious woman, she becomes deeply involved with his life, whilst ignoring her other son, tearaway Paul Trueman. She doesn't approve of Anthony dating Kat Slater and tries to interfere many times, leading to Anthony rebelling against his mother.
Audrey's main reason for ignoring Paul is, that in the past, Paul and Anthony had been in a car crash that had crippled a young girl. Anthony was drunk at the time and was driving but Paul took the blame and went to prison. Audrey is unaware of this and continues to ignore Paul despite his attempts at making her notice him.
In September 2001, Audrey suffers a blow to the head accidentally after being struck by falling debris whilst walking past some building works. Several days later, after an argument with Paul during which he reveals that Anthony was the one who was driving at the time of the accident, Audrey collapses and suffers a severe headache, caused by a delayed reaction to the blow she received earlier.
Just before she dies, Audrey tells Paul that she knew about Anthony being the driver and tells Paul to tell Anthony that she loves him and Paul says "What about me?". Just as Audrey is about to say something to him she dies. However, everything is left to Paul in Audrey's will. Audrey's ex-husband Patrick Trueman arrives in Walford for her funeral. It is subsequently revealed that he and Audrey married in a shotgun wedding, after Audrey became pregnant with Paul. Patrick left shortly after Anthony's birth in the early 1970s. The Truemans later discover that despite Audrey's claims, Paul is not actually Patrick's son; he is the biological child of Milton Hibbert, Patrick's friend with whom Audrey had been having an affair.