She was just a baby when she appeared on TV screens around the world.
But now the ‘Sun Baby’ from The Teletubbies, named Jess Smith, is all grown up.
The now 20-year-old appeared on BBC South East to talk about how she landed the iconic role.
“I was being weighed at the hospital,” she recalls.
“My mum took me and it just happened to be the same time that the producer of the old series had come in and wanted the hospital to get in contact with them if they’d seen any smiley babies.
“It was just a case of sitting in front of a mirror and a camera and my dad playing with toys and race cars and that sort of thing to try and get me to laugh at the camera.”
The teletubbies enjoyed international success in 1997 thanks to its lead characters Tinky Winky, Dipsy, La La and Po.
This article first published on New Idea.