Adele Silva Biography


Date of Birth
19 November 1980
5' 3 1/2"


Adele Silva has been one of the most popular faces on British screens for two decades. A graduate of the world famous Sylvia Young theatre school, Adele is best known for her long running role as Kelly Windsor in top-rated British television drama Emmerdale, in which the Daily Express described her as "soap's sexiest star."

Adele made her screen debut opposite Sylvester McCoy in Survival; the last episode of the classic science fiction drama Doctor Who. She followed this with guest appearances in popular British television shows such as The Bill, Eastenders and Mr Majeika and in the films Rotten Apples and Chains. Adele then joined the cast of Emmerdale and was at the centre of dozens of dramatic story lines, working with the likes of Patsy Kensit, Patrick Mower and Linda Thorson.

During a break from the show she guested in episodes of Is Harry On The Boat?, Mile High and The Court Room and spent a year training at the world renowned Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

Shortly after quitting Emmerdale in 2007, Adele took part - and came second in - hit reality show Hell's Kitchen with fiery chef Marco Piere White. The same year she starred opposite Gary Kemp in the film Karma Magnet, directed by Martin Kemp.

Recently Adele has appeared in the forthcoming films Just For The Record opposite Billy Murray and Doghouse with Danny Dyer, Stephen Graham and Noel Clarke.


Her first television appearance was in the final broadcast episode of the original series of "Doctor Who" (1963) , which aired in 1989. She played the little sister of one of the characters who was nicknamed "Squeak".

Best friends with former "Emmerdale Farm" (1972) co-star 'Roxanne Pallett' .

Became pregnant in 2011, 2012 and 2013; on all occasions she suffered miscarriages.

Gave birth to her 1st child at age 34, a daughter named Sienna Evie Farber on March 25, 2015. Child's father is her fiancé, Oliver Farber.

Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter Sienna when she filmed her guest appearance on "Casualty" (1986) .

Returned to work 3 months after giving birth to her daughter Sienna to begin filming her guest appearance on "Hollyoaks" (1995) .

Served as bridesmaid to her "Emmerdale Farm" (1972) screen sister 'Verity Rushworth' at her wedding to Dominic Shaw on March 9, 2013.


I always go for personality or someone who makes me laugh. Of course, it's a bonus if they look good too!

My first television role was when I was eight, which was "Doctor Who" (1963) , 'Sylvester McCoy' , and I played Squeak. It was in the Survival series of episodes. I'm 32 now, so I've been around a while.


"FHM" (UK), February 1999, Iss. 109, pg. 126, by: Steve Nash


"FHM" (UK), July 2005, by: Luke Foreman

Other Works

(2011) TV commercial for Daz washing powder "Cleaner Close No 35"