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Sylvie Carter
Sylvie Carter
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Portrayed by Linda Marlowe
First Appearance 11 December 2014
Last Appearance 30 March 2017
Cause/Reason Inadvertently electrocutes herself after pulling a CD player, plugged into the mains, into the bath
Address 23 Albert Square
Age 75
Date of Birth 7th March 1942
Date of Death 30th March 2017
Occupation None
Classification Former; regular
Relationships
HusbandStan Carter
DaughtersShirley Carter
Tina Carter
MotherEdna Smith
GrandsonsMick Carter
Dean Wicks
Jimbo Wicks
GranddaughtersCarly Wicks
Zsa Zsa Carter
Great-grandsonsLee Carter
Johnny Carter
Ollie Carter
Great-granddaughtersNancy Carter
Roya Masood
SistersBabe Smith

Sylvie Smith was the wife of Stan Carter, until Stan's death in 2015. She had walked out on him in 1983. Initally, Sylvie remained an unseen character for almost a year, with her being mentioned on numerous occasions, however, she made her first appearance the 11th December 2014, played by Linda Marlowe.

Sylvie died on 30th March 2017, after pulling a radio into the bath.

Backstory

Sylvie Smith was born on the 7th March 1942. In June 1944, Sylvie and her mum were evacuated to Stepney Green Tube Station when the doodlebugs hit London. In 1949, a sister Babe Smith was born. Sylvie met and married Stan Carter in 1962. They had a daughter Shirley Carter in 1963 and Tina Carter in 1974. Sylvie walked out on her family years ago after struggling with a house full of kids, an abusive husband in Stan and having to raise a child that wasn't her own, he was her grandchild, Mick Carter, born to a teenage Shirley after a fling with Buster Briggs.

When Sylvie was 16 she won first place in Miss Canning Town 1958. Moira Dunn was Sylvie's best friend who was good at sewing at the time. After Sylvie got her photo taken her and Moria went for chips, the pub opposite played the song Tulips From Amsterdam. Sylvie's dad called her Marilyn Monroe, when we got home. Sylvie tried to hide her sash in the toilet but her mum took the key out of the door and as soon as her dad went up the club, her mum burnt her sash and made her scrub her face. Her mum clipped her around the ear dragged her outside and locked her in the coal shed the whole night. Sylvie made her fingers bleed, trying to get that door open because there was no latch on the inside. When she got free she said to her mum that was one of the best days my life, why did you ruin it?, her mum said I can't remember.

When Shirley was six, Sylvie sent her down the corner shop to get her cigarettes during the night. Sylvie gave Shirley a pat on the head and a penny to get some sweets. When Shirley came home, Sylvie left her sitting on the front doorstep in the pouring rain for 20 minutes, while she finished her bath.

Storylines

Although manipulative and used to getting her own way, Sylvie arrives in Walford as she needs help from the family she abandoned years ago. However, the welcome she gets in Walford will be anything but warm. Sylvie is very forgetful due to Alzheimer's Disease. She was made a regular character on July 14th 2016, until her death as a result of electrocution in a bath on the March 30th, 2017 episode.

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