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Peppermint-coloured ballroom dress worn by Tointon in the 2010 series of Strictly Come Dancing, which she won.
Displayed at BBC Birmingham, it features "net underskirts, heavily stoned bodice and ribbon detailing".
Kara Louise Tointon (born 5 August 1983) is an English actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in BBC soap opera East Enders, as the 2010 winner of BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing and as Maria in the ITV live production of The Sound of Music Live in December 2015 alongside Julian Ovenden as Captain von Trapp. For about one year when she was a teenager, she dated James Bourne of the bands Busted, Son of Dork, and Mc Busted.
Tointon's first professional acting experience came when she played the part of Brigitta in The Sound of Music at the Cliffs Pavilion.
Tointon auditioned for East Enders at the same time as Tiana Benjamin, Matt Di Angelo, Kellie Shirley and Charlie Clements all auditioned for their respective roles.
Tointon left East Enders, along with co-star Ricky Groves, on 27 August 2009.
In 2012 Kara was cast as Evelyn in Alan Ayckbourn's West End revival of Absent Friends, a play he wrote and set in 1974.
She appeared along with Reece Shearsmith, Katherine Parkinson, Steffan Rhodri, Elizabeth Berrington, and David Armand at the Harold Pinter Theatre, a Sonia Friedman production directed by Jeremy Herrin.
Her next role was in the series Star 2003 where she played the character Billie.She then went on to appear in New Tricks, and had an uncredited part in the film Just My Luck as a concert goer, along with sister Kara.In early 2007, she appeared as Annabelle in Genie in the House, and also played Maxine Brogan in Doctors.The pair achieved good scores in the first five weeks of 30, 32, 31, 32 and 37.
In week 5, Tointon was awarded the first 10 of the series by Alesha Dixon for her Pasodoble.Kara played what The Guardian’s Michael Billington called "a luminous and refreshing" Eliza to Rupert Everett's Professor Higgins "capturing perfectly the arc of [her] development".