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Sally Webster
Occupation Factory machinist
Born 14th July 1967
Residence 4 Coronation Street
Father Eddie Seddon
Mother Elsie Seddon
Sibling(s) Gina Seddon
Spouse(s) Kevin Webster (1986), (2002)
Children Rosie Webster (1990)
Sophie Webster (1994)
First appearance 27th January 1986
Duration 1986 to present
Played by Sally Whittaker

Sally Webster (née Seddon), played by Sally Whittaker, has been married to Kevin Webster (twice) and they are currently married with two daughters.

Biography

A teenage Sally first appeared in 1986 when she met Kevin Webster after he accidentally drenched her when driving through a puddle; he offered her a ride home so she could change and they began dating. She later married him, despite their vastly different personalities. Sally's family, the Seddons, were dominated by a violent father, and Sally herself had a chequered past. The couple became lodgers of Hilda Ogden, and Sally gradually settled down. Sally was always full of spirit, tended to the bossy side and always wanted Kevin to better himself. Several times, she tried to get him to buy the garage, urging her lacklustre husband to become his own boss. Kevin was never that keen on running the place which frustrated Sally to no end.

Sally has two daughters by Kevin, Rosie and Sophie. When Sally gave birth to her first child in 1990, she was in a taxi on Rosamund Street, so she named her baby Rosie. In 1994, she named her second child Lauren, but Rosie kept calling her 'Sophie', so Sally legally changed her name. Sally worked as a childminder for a time, and also worked in Mike Baldwin's factory as a clerical assistant. After Kevin had an affair with an older woman, Natalie Horrocks, Sally found being a single mum was very difficult. She took Kevin back temporarily, for the sake of the girls and for security which had always been lacking in her own childhood but that didn't last long when she was drawn to the devilish and violent Greg Kelly. That affair blew up her marriage again. It took Sally a while, and several men, including local mechanic Chris Collins with whom she enjoyed a passionate affair, to find her way inevitably back to Kevin.

Sally divorced Kevin, and was about to marry Danny Hargreaves, whom she had met while running a stall at the open market, but he backed out of the wedding when he learned she had been unfaithful with Kevin. After a brief relationship with Martin Platt, she remarried Kevin for monetary reasons and to give the children stability. There are some indications that she does actually love him once again, although she cheated on him in 2005...

Sally looking for something challenging in the employment stakes took a job working as a personal assistant to prosperous garage owner Ian Davenport whose daughter Rosie was going to school with. Her fling with rich Ian Davenport was little more than prostitution to gain financial security for her family and help pay for Rosie's private school fees. Ian used her as one in a long succession of women. When he had done with her, she was bitter and resentful, she came crashing back to earth, having risked her family for a callous fling and it stung even more because Kevin knew down deep his wife was unfaithful but was willing to overlook it anyway.

Sally turned her ambitions to her oldest daughter, Rosie. When Rosie expressed a passing interest in being a pop star, Sally pushed her onto the stage where she was miserable. In a particularly humorous event Sally was indignant when Ken Barlow misspelled Rosie's name as 'Rosie Wobster' in a newspaper review of her school show. She then pushed Rosie into a posh private school and railed against Rosie dating Craig Harris, a neighbourhood lad from a family with a somewhat shady and violent past (too much like her own). The final straw was discovering that Rosie and Craig were having sex even though they were approaching it sensibly. Sally's emotions and nerves crumbled and she took Rosie on a wild drive across the M62 en-route to a boarding school. Kevin caught up and cradled his broken wife, who confessed about her broken dreams and life in a back street, wanting more for her children than she had.

In 2007, Sally decided to take an A-Level in English and was getting help from John Stape, who she seemed to be growing a crush on. On 5th November, Sally admitted her feelings to John during a lesson and was upset when he told her that her feelings weren't reciprocated. Rosie walked in on her mum being upset by John's rejection and wanted to know what was going on. Later John told her so Rosie was now fully aware that her mum was interested in her lover. Also John Stape has stopped the lessons with Sally. On 19th November, after John went to the factory to talk to Sally about Rosie and Lee, Sally got something in her eye. John tried to help remove it but it looked like they were in a compromising position, just as Fiz and Sean entered the factory. Fiz got the wrong end of the stick and thought they were kissing before slapping Sally. It was revealed on Christmas Day 2007 that Rosie and John had been having an affair.

Rosie disappeared in September 2008, leaving Sally and Kevin distraught. They initially thought that she had ran off with Lottery winnings from the Underworld syndicate until Janice Battersby revealed that she had claimed the cash using Rosie's identity. Sally and Kevin received a postcard from Rosie which led them to believe that she was in Holyhead and Sally subsequently went there searching for her to no avail. On 5th November 2008, Sally and Kevin were reunited with Rosie after discovering that she had been kidnapped by John Stape.

After Rosie had returned home safely, Sally's boss Tony Gordon immediately came around with flowers which aroused Sally's suspicions. When she questioned Rosie about this, Rosie told Sally that she had filmed Tony's fiancee Carla and Liam Connor kissing, and that Tony knew about the footage. Rosie told Sally that she had secretly saved the video to a document on her computer at the factory. Sally went to the factory on the pretense of picking up some of Rosie's things and downloaded the video on to a memory stick. Sally used this information at Carla and Tony's wedding on 3rd December 2008. After Carla insulted the Websters, a drunken Sally told Liam's widow Maria that he had been having an affair with Carla behind her back and showed her the video clip.

Miscellaneous information

Sally is ambitious, sometimes even arrogant, and is considered by various Street residents (Janice Battersby in particular) to be quite snobby. Such behaviour is apparent in her attempts to live above her station. In the past she has pressured her family to do much of what she tells them. She tried to force her daughter Rosie into a prestigious school; Rosie did not want to go. Another event saw her become envious of a friend's large house.

Once, in fear of being constantly regarded by her daughters as the "bad guy", Sally would intentionally act passive and forgiving whenever the girls acted up, making Kevin out to be the mean, unfair parent when he scolded them for their behaviour. Kevin eventually got his revenge when he and the girls trashed their house while Sally was out. When she returned home and saw the mess, she couldn't keep up her act and became angry, feeling as though her role in the family was unimportant. Kevin told her otherwise, declaring that she always keeps the family in order and on their toes, and that she is genuinely appreciated by all.

Current characters
Ken Barlow | Emily Bishop | Rita Sullivan | Peter Barlow | Betty Williams | Deirdre Barlow | Gail McIntyre | Audrey Roberts | Jack Duckworth | Nick Tilsley | Kevin Webster | Bill Webster | Sally Webster | Liz McDonald | Steve McDonald | Rosie Webster | David Platt | Norris Cole | Sophie Webster | Roy Cropper | Ashley Peacock | Janice Battersby | Leanne Battersby | Hayley Cropper | Tyrone Dobbs | Dev Alahan | Eileen Grimshaw | Kirk Sutherland | Jason Grimshaw | Sunita Alahan | Fiz Stape | Joshua Peacock | Simon Barlow | Sean Tully | Chesney Battersby-Brown | Claire Peacock | Amy Barlow | Kelly Crabtree | Lloyd Mullaney | Molly Dobbs | Amber Kalirai | Aadi Alahan | Asha Alahan | Becky McDonald | Michelle Connor | Freddie Peacock | Ryan Connor | Carla Connor | Teresa Bryant | Tony Gordon | Tina McIntyre | Graeme Proctor | Julie Carp | Ted Page | Natasha Blakeman | Joe McIntyre | Pam Hobsworth | Eddie Windass | Anna Windass | Gary Windass | Minnie Chandra | Jesse Chadwick | Sian Powers | Connie Rathbone
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