Mary-anne Barlow is a South African actress best known for her role as Egoli super-bitch Coreen Edwards, from 1997-2003.
She is best known to international audiences for her starring role as Vanessa in the British television drama series Wild at Heart.
Born in 1973 in Harare, Zimbabwe, Barlow received a Diploma in Dramatic Art which she studied for from 1995-1997.
She performed in a number of theatre shows including Eskorts in 1997 at the Mandy Breytenbach Theatre in Pretoria and The Vagina Monologue Excerpts in 2003, which was directed by Dawn Lindberg.
After a few minor television roles Barlow hit the jackpot with the role of Coreen Edwards on Egoli from 1997 - 2003.
In 2006 she appeared in a lead role on the SABC3 drama Shado's.
She has had supporting roles in movies like Last Rites of Passage and Cape of Good Hope, and lead roles in the 2004 film Roxi and the 2005 Gray Hofmeyr movie Mama Jack, with Leon Schuster.
She also played the role of Dr. Sam Jones in the fourth season of the drama series Jacob's Cross.
Other shows she has acted in include Isidingo, Binnelanders, Ihawu, Roer Jou Voete and Snitch. She also played the role of Margaret Wallace in the television miniseries Cape Town, in 2016.
In 2020 starred on the M-Net telenovela Legacy in the role of Felicity, the ambitious eldest daughter of the show's patriarch and a main villain of the piece.