Is best friends with Emmerdale (1972) co-star Alicia Eyo.
Prior to becoming an actress, Oaten worked as a chambermaid, a cleaner and as a shop assistant.
Struggled with anorexia during her teens. Her mother was awarded an MBE for her role in setting up the eating disorder charity 'SEED'.
Is an accomplished Mezzo-Soprano singer.
Her Emmerdale (1972) character Rachel Breckle became the 26th woman on the soap opera to give birth. Rachel had a son Archie (played by an unknown baby), born on 13 December 2012.