At 13-year-old, Demi arrived into Albert Square pregnant and immediately received backlash from her snooty neighbours.
The teen was in a troubled on-off affair with the father of her child and eventually turned to selling drugs.
Demi was one fifth of the Millers, which also consisted of Keith, Rosie, Mickey and Darren.
Within a fortnight of their arrival, between them they managed to set fire to one of Walford's most sacred landmarks, steal from the market, break into the Slater's house and fight with the Square's matriarch Pauline Fowler.
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Martine McCutcheon as Tiffany in EastEnders in 1995 and now
However, eventually the entire clan fled Walford for a new life, but Demi actress Shana has definitely grown up since her EastEnders hey day.
In a stunning black and photo from the National Film Awards earlier this year, Sasha ramped up the glamour, which naturally garnered a huge reopens from her 4,000 followers on Instagram.
“Love it x ,” enthused one admirer, as another agreed: “Stunning as usual xxxx.”
The Miller family in EastEnders
Shana Swash looks stunning in black and white Instagram snap
A third cried: “Shana you look beautiful.”
As for her real-life brother Joe Swash, who starred as her on-screen brother Mickey, he’s still firmly in the limelight, presenting I’m A Celebrity: Extra Camp on ITV2.
EastEnders continues Monday at 8pm on BBC One.