Coronation Street character Alina is played by Ruxandra Porojnicu, but how old is the factory worker?
How much do you know about the actress, who first appeared in the ITV soap in 2019 – and has just announced her exit (Wednesday, September 15).
Read on to find out more about her age, her relationship status and what else she’s been in.
How old is Alina in Coronation Street?
In an episode of Coronation Street earlier this year, it was revealed the character Alina is 23 years old – she may have had a birthday since then not revealed on screen.
What else has Ruxandra Porojnicu who portrays Alina in Coronation Street been in?
Ruxandra is a Romanian actress who plays Corrie’s Alina.
She also had a small role in the TV documentaries Aircrash Confidential and The Real Story Of…
Ruxandra moved to the UK in 2015, after studying acting in Romania and appearing in films and stage productions.
What age is Ruxandra Porojnicu?
Ruxandra was born in 1993 and is 28 years old, making her four years older than her Corrie character.
Her birthday is July 5.
The star is from Romania and was born in the country’s capital, Bucharest.
Has Ruxandra Porojnicu ever been in Benidorm?
No, Ruxandra Porojnicu wasn’t in the popular sitcom Benidorm.
People appear to have mistaken her for actress Holly Earl, who played Elena in series six of the ITV show.
Ruxandra has previously spoken to curious fans on Twitter who have asked if she was in the programme.
Answering one person who shared a picture of Elena in Benidorm in 2020, she said: “Noo, so many people asked [if that’s me], glad you posted this picture.”
Replying, the fan told her: “Oh wow! You look so alike!”
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Who is Alina in Coronation Street?
Ruxandra plays factory worker Alina Pop, who was a victim of human trafficking when she arrived in the UK from Eastern Europe.
She got friendly with Seb Franklin and later helped expose the trafficking.
Ruxandra’s previously spoken about how important that plot was to her.
She said on Instagram at the time: “As an immigrant, moving abroad with just £300 in my pocket, I could have been in this situation.
“It is a great responsibility to be the voice of someone who went through this experience and I truly hope this storyline will make a change and will bring awareness in our society.”
She continued to say it was a “privilege” to be part of “such an iconic production”, adding: “I’m learning so much working here and I’m very grateful.”
In more recent times, Alina embarked on an affair with Tyrone, who left Fiz and his daughters for her.
She became pregnant but lost the baby after young Hope started a fire in her flat.
Pregnant again, Alina is set to flee Weatherfield after Tyrone told her he was still in love with Fiz.
Read more: Is Alina leaving Coronation Street for good?
Is Ruxandra Porojnicu single?
It’s not known whether or not Ruxandra Porojnicu is married; she is believed to be single.
In 2019, pictures showed her enjoying a drink out with Seb actor Harry Visinoni. However, neither confirmed it was anything other than them hanging out as friends and co-stars.
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