|“||When I took off from my last two homes, I just closed my eyes and... I just pick a place, still with my eyes closed, and then I just...take off.||”|
–- Amber to Tracy
Amber Hearst was a former character of the second series of The Story of Tracy Beaker series and franchise, first introduced in Alien, which aired in 2003. She left off screen after the second series, but did make a guest appearance in the last two parts of Tracy Beaker Parties With Pudsey in 2005.
Previously, Amber was a rude-hearted girl who came from a terrible background. When she was a little girl, her parents neglected her and sometimes abused her. This then caused Amber to run away. Soon after, she became part of a dangerous gang who stole items from supermarkets. Almost three months later, she then was taken to a care home, but kept running away.She settled into Stowey House and left at the age of 15. It was never explained how or why Amber left, but in the episode The Long Goodbye, Amber seemed to have a connection with a couple who owned a motorbike and wore the same style of clothes as Amber. To which Tracy hinted slightly to Elaine that Amber might've found her perfect family. To which Elaine "thought" of a very clever idea, and walked over to talk to them.
In the Tracy Beaker Books, Amber is quite an opposite to her TV Series' character. She is also a recurring and minor character in the books.
She was portrayed by Alicia Hooper.
Amber was born on February 15, 1988 to unammed parents in a hospital in London (Alien, Home and Hosed). Her parents neglected her forcing her to run away and soon, she was part of a dangerous gang who would steal things from shops, and supermarkets. Then, a few months later she was taken into care a few months later, but kept running away (Alien). Afterwards, she was brought to Stowey House and was settled there.
Tracy Beaker Books
Throughout The Story of Tracy Beaker
Alien - Amber makes her first appearance, as she scares the other kids.
Doggie - Amber continues living at Stowey House.
Big Fight - Amber deals with Tracy, in the run up of a contest at the DG.
Hollywood - Amber continues living at Stowey House.
Home Truths - Amber continues living at Stowey House.
Day Trip - Amber continues living at Stowey House.
Christmas - Amber continues living at Stowey House.
Quiz - Amber, along with the other DG kids are entered in a Quiz contest.
Secrets and Lies - Amber tricks Lol into giving her a tape.
Family Tree - Amber still is living at Stowey House, and teases Tracy about her being alone and no family to put on her family tree for her school project. And begins to make Justine think that when Louise gets fostered, she'll forget all about her as she goes off with her new family.
Get Lost - Amber still is living at Stowey. Doesn't appear in the episode.
The Long Goodbye - Amber meets a couple that Tracy thinks would be the perfect foster parents for Amber, as they dress the same and own a motorbike, which she gets a ride on (Amber).
Genius at Work - Amber is still living at Stowey. Doesn't appear in the episode.
Home and Hosed - Last appearance of Amber. Helps the others make sure Tracy new foster parents will be capable of taking care of Tracy, and won't just dump her back at the Dumping Ground after a few months.
Tracy Beaker Parties With Pudsey
Amber returned in the 4th part of the Children in Need special to help Tracy with her big party for Pudsey she'd promised live on TV. Amber, now being a roadie was currently touring with the Cheeky Girls at the time, so she got them to perform at Tracy's Children in Need party.