Celebrities Born in Norfolk



Saraya-Jade Bevis

Bevis was born and raised in Norwich, Norfolk, the daughter of professional wrestlers Ian Bevis and Julia Hamer-Bevis, who once unknowingly wrestled while she was seven months pregnant with Bevis.

As a child, Bevis was scared of wrestling because of the injuries her family received and the concept that her parents fought other people for a living. She also intended to become a zoologist. When she was around 10 or 11 years old, her father started running a wrestling training school every month.

She took this opportunity to occasionally enter the wrestling ring, where her brothers taught her about wrestling. She did this until she was 13, when she officially made her debut as a wrestler. At the age of 15, Bevis worked as a bouncer and bartender at her parents’ bar while they were away.

Saraya’s is now know as Paige across the world as she performs on WWE. It was announced this year that a film about her life is going to be made and will star Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Nick Frost and Lena Headey.

She attended The Hewett School in Norwich, graduating in 2008. After Saraya’s success, The Hewett Academy now has pretend wrestling as part of their curriculum with the drama and physical education departments merging. WWE are assisting with the training, a scheme that they hope to roll out across the country.

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