Emily Katherine Booth (born 26 April 1976), also known by her stage name Emily "Bouff" Bouffante, is an English actress and television presenter.

Emily Booth
Born (1976-04-26) 26 April 1976 (age 46)
Chester, Cheshire, England
Other namesEmily "Bouff" Bouffante
OccupationActress, TV presenter, writer
Years active1997–present

Early lifeEdit

Booth was born 26 April 1976 in Chester, Cheshire, growing up in Hastings, East Sussex.[citation needed] Booth studied for three A levels and a BA in Media and Film degree at Goldsmiths College, University of London. While she was a student she earned money busking playing the violin and sang on Eurotrash.[1] Booth once worked in PR for the London-based Salvation Films and has campaigned for animal rights.[citation needed]


Booth is known for her roles in cult films Pervirella, Cradle of Fear, Evil Aliens and the BAFTA nominated short film Inferno. She appeared in Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez's double header Grindhouse (2007) in the mock trailer "Don't", by Edgar Wright.[2]

Booth was also the host of several Channel 4 and satellite television shows. She co-presented and co-wrote video game review show Bits for two years. She was a segment presenter on Channel 4 flagship morning show The Big Breakfast, and presented on the gameshow Banzai for E4.[3] Other shows she worked on are L!VE TV's Blue Review, paintball challenge show Mission: Paintball, Threesome and Demolition.

Booth has presented several television programmes related to cult films, including OUT There on five and Shock Movie Massacre on Bravo.

Booth is a presenter on Eat Cinema, interviewing A-list Hollywood stars on The Buzz and hosting her own show First Night Bites. She also hosted the now defunct Quiz Night Live, a premium rate call-in quiz show, shown on satellite/Freeview channel Ftn. She presents The Match on the XLeague.tvchannel. In 2007, she joined Zone Horror where she works as a presenter and continuity announcer.[3] In 2007, Booth became the face of the Horror Channel,[citation needed] and hosted a monthly highlights show, Horror Bites.

Booth was among the guests at the 2009 Festival of Fantastic Films in Manchester[4] and announced the results of the Delta Film Award. She co-hosted the Frighten Brighton Classic Horror Film Festival in Brighton in August 2012.[5]

She directed, produced and acted in a short film, Selkie, in 2014.[6][7]

Personal lifeEdit

She has two children.[6]


Year Title Role Notes
2020 They're Outside Penny
2019 Shed of the Dead Harriet
2012 Three's a Shroud Segment "Over Developed"
Inbred June
2009 The Reverend Tracy
Terror Toons 3 Nurse Stanley
Doghouse The Snipper
2007 Grindhouse faux trailer segment Don't
2005 Evil Aliens Michelle Fox
2003 Spiderbabe Fly Girl scenes deleted
2002 Fallen Angels Sally Munro uncredited
Arthur's Amazing Things Denise Clarington-Semi-Skimmed Short film
2001 Inferno Laura
Cradle of Fear Mel as Emily Bouffante
Sacred Flesh Williams girl
1998 Witchcraft X: Mistress of the Craft Linnaca as Emily Bouffante
1997 Pervirella Pervirella [8]
Event Horizon Girl on monitor screen uncredited [8]


  • Forgot About The Drive-By: The Montell Jordan Story (2011) – presenter
  • videoGaiden (2008)
  • Bits (1999–2001) – writer and presenter
  • The Big Breakfast: August 2001 – presenter
  • outTHERE: season three – presenter (Eden)[9]
  • Shock Movie Massacre – presenter
  • Blue Review – presenter
  • Threesome (1999) – Eve
  • Mission Paintball (2001–2002) – presenter
  • Demolition (2002) – presenter
  • Eat Cinema channel – presenter
  • The Great Big British Quiz – presenter
  • Quiz Night Live – presenter
  • Make Your Play – presenter
  • The Match – presenter
  • Horror Channel – presenter/voiceover


  1. ^ "Interesting Facts about Emily Booth". Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Nerdly » Emily Booth". www.nerdly.co.uk. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  3. ^ a b "Zone Horror Press Release" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 July 2011.
  4. ^ Gallagher, Jim. "the Festival of Fantastic Films". fantastic-films.com. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Frighten Brighton". Frighten Brighton. Retrieved 26 July 2017.
  6. ^ a b Whittington, James (23 August 2014). "Horror Feature: FrightFest: Interview With Emily Booth Writer And Star Of Selkie". horrorchannel. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  7. ^ Whittington, James (10 August 2013). "Horror Feature: Emily Booth To Produce And Star In Selkie". horrorchannel. Retrieved 16 June 2020.
  8. ^ a b "Emily Booth interview". MJSimpson.co.uk. 1997. Archived from the original on 18 April 2009. Retrieved 3 August 2009.
  9. ^ "outTHERE (TV Series)". www.radiotimes.com. Retrieved 21 May 2022.

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