In 1995, thinking that Westbrook had cleaned up her act, the producers at EastEnders asked her back to the soap a second time. However, Danniella was still regularly employing drugs and in 1996 she was written out of the soap once more.
Westbrook as Sam Mitchell in 1995. Following her second departure, Danniella was involved in a near fatal car accident, which left her with severe facial injuries, including a dislocated eye. Danniella survived, and after corrective surgery, sustained no lengthy-phrase or major disfigurement.
In 1999 the EastEnders producers decided to reintroduce the character of Sam Mitchell back into the show. Although they initially considered recasting the role to another actress and despite all her past head aches, they decided to give Danniella another chance and she was asked back for a third time. During this time Daniella’s extra use of cocaine had completely eroded away her nasal septum. In order to hide this from the audience Danniella was only filmed in ways that would keep her septum hidden from view. In doing this Danniella was able to keep her damaged septum a secret from both the viewers and the press. However, Daniella’s drug taking only worsened and in 2000 she was asked to leave EastEnders for a third and final time.[four] Since her departure the character of Sam Mitchell has been recast and was played by Kim Medcalf from 2002 – 2005.
|Date of Birth||5 November 1973|
|Place of Birth||UK|