Kara Tointon is an English actress. She started her acting career in the 1990s, playing as an extra in the TV show EastEnders. In the 2000s, she continued her career, playing Pauline Young in Teachers. She then got her break after landing, this time a starring role as Dawn Swann in EastEnders. She later competed in Strictly Come Dancing for its Sport Relief edition where she was declared the winner. In the 2010s, she appeared in her own documentary show Kara Tointon: Don’t Call Me Stupid. She is also active in her acting works on the theater.