Sarah Nicole Harding (born Sarah Nicole Hardman 17 November 1981, in Ascot) is an English singer, model and actress best known as one fifth of the wildly successful UK girl group, Girls Aloud. Harding grew up in Poynton, Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. Harding is the oldest member of Girls Aloud and is often featured in tabloids for her hard-partying lifestyle. During Girls Aloud's indefinite hiatus, Harding is pursuing acting and recorded three solo tracks for the 'St. Trinians 2' soundtrack.