Yvonne Cotton
Yyvonne Cotton
Portrayed by Pauline McLynn
Introduced by Dominic Treadwell-Collins (2014, 2015)
Gender Female Female
First Appearance 12 May 2014
Last Appearance 14th May 2015
Duration 2014-15
Address Off The Square
Status Alive
Occupation Nursing Home Carer
Classification Former; regular
HusbandNick Cotton (1979–83)
SonsCharlie Cotton
GrandsonsMatthew Mitchell-Cotton

Yvonne first appears when Dot and Shirley Carter text her from her son Charlie's mobile phone and arrange to meet at Dot's house. They meet, and Yvonne and Dot immediately clash, but later get on. She confirms that Charlie is her and Dot's son Nick's son, after Dot believed that Charlie was lying to her about his identity. When Charlie and Yvonne leave, it is clear that something is suspicious as Charlie asks whether Dot believed what Yvonne has said. They also imply that Yvonne has been hurt by a member of Dot's family.


no did know up by Nick Cotton while still very young, and her subsequent abandonment by him, has left Yvonne bitter with the hand she’s been dealt… and she’s not above taking that bitterness out on others. A strong and upstanding Catholic, Yvonne is known on occasion to use her faith to mask her own shrewdly observed judgements of others.

Since Nick left Yvonne’s whole world has centered around Charlie - and their relationship has become unhealthy, insular and controlling. Yvonne’s greatest fear in life is losing her son… so God help anyone who tries to take him away from her...

Cotton Family

Cotton Family Photo

Abi Branning | Amy Mitchell | | Ben Mitchell | Bex Fowler | Billy Mitchell | Carmel Kazemi | | Denise Fox | Dennis Rickman Jnr | Donna Yates | Dot Branning | Ian Beale | Jack Branning | Jane Beale | Janet Mitchell | Jay Mitchell | Jill Marsden | Kathy Beale | Khoroush Kazemi (Kush) | Kim Fox-Hubbard | Lady Di | Lily Branning | Linda Carter | Louise Mitchell | Martin Fowler | Matthew Mitchell-Cotton | Mick Carter | Patrick Trueman | Pearl Fox | Phil Mitchell | Ollie Carter | Ritchie Scott | Sharon Mitchell | Shirley Carter | Sonia Jackson | Stacey Branning |Tina Carter | Vincent Hubbard | Whitney Dean  | Johnny Carter | Honey Mitchell | Max Branning | Steven Beale | Lauren Branning
Helen | Jo | Marie Evans | Sarah | Shrimp | Tracey | Winston 
Characters (Selected)
Peggy Mitchell | Kat Moon | Alfie Moon | Sean Slater | Ryan Malloy | Jean Slater | Charlie Slater | Danny Pennant | Zainab Khan | Andrew Cotton | Yvonne Cotton | Glenda Mitchell | Carol Jackson | Charlie Cotton | Cindy Williams Jnr | Liam Butcher | Lola Pearce | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Shabnam Kazemi | Cora Cross | Lee Carter | Babe Smith | Pam Coker | Les Coker | Claudette Hubbard | Preston Cooper
Characters (Selected)
Pat Evans | Stan Carter | Archie Mitchell | Nana Moon | Lou Beale | Tiffany Mitchell | Lucy Beale | Nick Cotton | Carl White | Bradley Branning | Pauline Fowler | Arthur Chubb (Fatboy) | Ronnie Mitchell  | Roxy Mitchell   | Sylvie Carter  | Paul Coker
Actors Danny Dyer | Shane Richie | Adam Woodyatt | Steve McFadden | Mike Reid | Thomas Law | Neil McDermott | Charlie Clements | John Bardon | John Altman | Peter Dean | Perry Fenwick
Actresses Barbara Windsor | Laurie Brett | Lacey Turner | Anita Dobson | Jacqueline Jossa | Rita Simons | Samantha Womack | Tameka Empson | Wendy Richard | Anna Karen