The Cast of Neighbours: Then and Now

Delta Goodrem

This is a big transformation! If Neighbours was milk then it did Delta Goodrem good. It is a little ironic that she played Nina Tucker who was shy, but eventually gained more confidence. Some even more ironic is the fact that her character had a singing career and Delta Goodrem pursued one in real life, too. She has not only been a favorite judge on The Voice Australia, but she continues to sing and act, which makes us all quite happy.

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Guy Pearce

The young Guy Pearce almost channeled a Tom Cruise during his four years as Mike Young of Neighbours. He was clearly one of the handsome fellas on the hit soap opera. The ladies took a liking to him to say the least, and we can see why. Guy Pearce transitioned to American films, too, like L.A. Confidential, Memento, and The Hurt Locker, all of which boosted his acting career and fan base. Did you even realize that was the same guy? You should probably check out Neighbours, huh? We are asking a lot of questions.

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James Sorensen

For those of you who don’t know or can’t remember, this fresh face played a single teenage dad on the soap opera. Yes, that is literally the type of character description that makes it the dramatic hit that it still is today. Anyway, he has grown up, obviously. Since leaving Neighbours, James Sorensen only had a couple minor roles and moved on to (drum roll, please) a career in fitness and health. He is actually going to school to be a doctor.

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Liam Hemsworth

Why haven’t we been tuning into Australian soap opera more often? Liam Hemsworth spent an entire year on the hit show. Now you know it has to be some crazy plot, so basically he was a love interest of Bridget Parker, but they ended up just being friends. Oh yeah, he also was a paraplegic. We are pretty sure you already know what he has been up to in terms of acting lately, but just in case you don’t know, Liam Hemsworth has made it big in the USA with The Last Song, The Elephant Princess, and most notably, The Hunger Games Series.

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue has been famous throughout Australia for decades. She actually has Neighbours to thank, in part, for her successful career. She was discovered at a young age and played the beloved Charlene “Lenny” Robinson on the soap opera. Even though she started out acting at a young age, that is not her claim to fame in Hollywood. She is a wildly successful pop singer and has released 13 albums, received countless nominations and awards. Some of her songs have also been very famous in the United States.

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Nicky Whelan

Nicky Whelan shined on the hit show as Heidi “Pepper” Steiger. Although this Australian actress is most known for starring on Neighbours, she has gone on to act in a handful of films and TV show both in Australia and America. She recently became engaged to Kerry Rhodes, a former NFL player. This beauty, who is usually a blonde, is also a successful model. She has definitely aged well overtime and kept up with her appearance. We hope the happy couple all the best in the future.

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Eliza Taylor

As you can tell by the look on her face, Janae Timmins was usually in trouble and often had, you guessed it, dramatic problems. She finally phased out of the soap opera as her character moved to start a better life in a different city. In real life, Eliza Taylor is quite bright and happy. The much more mature actress has played in several TV shows since her time on Neighbours, but her most notable performance was that of Clarke in The 100.

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Natalie Imbruglia

Here is another example of a young Australian actress blossoming into an international singer. Most American girls who loved her hit “Torn” in the 2000’s don’t realize she was actually a young soap opera actress first. Natalie Imburglia was a cafe worker who shifted her career focus to construction. Of course, that led her character, Beth, to go from one bad relationship to another on the show. Since pursuing her singing career, Natalie Imbruglia has released five successful albums.

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Kym Valentine

It is only natural that soap operas have story lines with illness, sickness, accidents, and hospitals, in general. Kym Valentine, or should we say Libby Kennedy, suffered greatly because of a motorbike accident on the daytime drama. Once again, film imitated life because Kym Valentine was forced to leave the set numerous times due to health problems. She ended up leaving the soap opera and her and her husband are now expecting a baby.

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Alan Dale

Alan Dale has been a successful actor both in the land down under and in ‘merica for decades. He starred in over 800 episodes of Neighbours as Jim Robinson. He is no longer on the still airing soap opera. The writers killed him off via a heart attack. You shouldn’t feel bad for Alan Dale though because he continues to build his resume with hits like The OC and Ugly Betty. Did you realize his acting career spanned over so many years (and miles)?

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Madeleine West

These girls definitely just get better with time. Is there some kind of fountain of youth in those waters? Anyway, if you are trying to become an actor or actress, let Madeleine West tell you how important an agent is. She scored the role of Dee Bliss just three days after hiring one. She left the neighborhood for some years to have six kids with her husband (they all have names that start with he letter ‘X’, but this was supposedly unintentional). Now Madeleine West is back on the timeless TV show.

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Dichen Lachman

On the show, Rachel and Zeke had an older sister. Her name was Katya Kinski and she was a rebel with a dark past. Dichen Lachman did an exceptional job portraying the mysterious girl on Neighbours. Her acting abilities became even more apparent over the years; she has soared in Hollywood playing on popular TV hits like Dollhouse, Shameless, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (One of our favorites!) Dichen Lachman also played in The 100 alongside other Neighbours alum like Eliza Taylor.

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Tom Oliver

If you only one thing about Neighbours, it is probably has something to do with this guy right here. Tom Oliver has played Lou Carpenter in over 2,800 episodes. That number will continue rise. Lovable Lou was the Mayor of the fictional Melbourne suburb of Erinsborough on the show. He has aged over the years, but we are still drawn to that contagious smile. It is a little humbling when you look young because you had grey hair compared to white hair though.

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Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell was introduced to the Australian show in 1994. She played a brand new character, which greatly helped the soap opera succeed. She was just 21 one years old at the time. Fast forward 20 years and she still looks great. She has spread her wings in the acting with roles on a variety of genres including Man on Fire, Finding Neverland, Silent Hill, Melinda and Melinda. Overall, we just really like her first name. It’s pretty rad, um, unique.

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Raelee Hill

When she was just 23 years old, redhead Raelee Hill came to Erinsborough. She had started professionally acting the year before, but this was clearly her breakout role. Over the years, she continues to act here and there throughout Australia and even continues on Neighbours. However, her character is not all that significant these days. We certainly are happy she transitioned her career (and style) into the 21st century. Everyone loves a beautiful (soulless) redhead, but that frizz. We are glad she stopped brushing her curls.

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Stefan Dennis

For all of you uber Neighbours fans, wait no longer. Here is Stefan Dennis, or Paul Robinson as you probably call him. He was one of the first Neighbours characters, which really shows his age. But just because Stefan Dennis first graced us with his good looks over 30 years ago does not mean he looks any older today! Seriously, the man has aged well. Besides the epic soap opera, he has also had small appearances in hits like The Bill, Casualty, and Dream Team.

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Thomas Blackburne

For 19 glorious episodes, fans watched Thomas Blackburne play Daniel on Neighbours. As a teen, he cleverly built his acting resume from 1998 until 2004 through the soap opera, but that was not his only means of acting. Thomas Blackburne also was in TV hits like Something in the Air and Silversun during the same time frame. His most notable performance to date has been in the movie The Bank, which came out in 2001. He still appears in Australian television shows.

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Aaron Jeffery

During season 28 of Neighbours, Aaron Jeffery came to town as Bradley Fox. His appearance has changed dramatically over the years and he is now in his late forties. His acting has not suffered a bit though as he won two Silver Logies and appeared in hit shows like Water Rats and McLeod’s Daughters (where he met his current girlfriend and mother of his child). Although he had some legal problems in the past with domestic violence, he continues to focus on his career, and recently wrapped up a season with Wentworth, so stay tuned for that!

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Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn is perhaps one of the most successful actors from the Australian soap opera. He played Warren Murphy for just two years from 1986 until 1987, but during those 19 episodes, he was discovered. Ben Mendelsohn even left the successful show to star in The Year My Voice Broke, which made him rich and famous! Since then, he continues to impress critics, especially in top-rated American films like The Dark Knight Rises and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story.

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Alan Fletcher

Alan Fletcher could almost be the name of a soap opera character, but in this case it was the infamous Karl Kennedy who fans grew to love (and hate). He is second only to Stefan Dennis (aka Paul Robinson) in terms of appearances on the show. Alan Fletcher first graced us with his acting skills in 1987 on Neighbours. He has spent the last three decades on the show! He was in one episode of the American soap opera Days of Our Lives, but besides that he stays on his side of the pool.

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Krista Vendy

Despite her free-for-all hair style back then, Krista Vendy portrayed a school teacher named Teresa Bell, who was a neat freak on Neighbours. She was an English teacher in Erinsborough, loved her job, and her husband. She sounds too good to be true for a soap opera! Since leaving the hit drama, Krista Vendy has done mostly guest star appearances. You can catch her in Shock Jock, Mental, and Pizza. Her hair has certainly gotten better over the years, too!

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Dean Geyer

Thank goodness he got rid of that punk-ish hairstyle and likes to dress like a gentlemen because we are really digging the grownup Dean Geyer. Anyway, this was Ty Harper on Neighbours. Yes, the guy that Margot Robbie’s character shamelessly followed around as a groupie. Dean Geyer was actually a former contestant on the popular Australian Idol before getting his role with Neighbours. After the soap opera, he joined the equally famous American singing drama Glee as Brody Weston.

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Moya O’Sullivan

Born in 1924, Australian actress Moya O’Sullivan has been in the acting industry since the 1960s. She does not have a super long filmography list, but she has played a few significant roles during her lifetime including that of Marlene Kratz. Her character actually moved to town to be near Cheryl, her estranged daughter. For three years, she stuck around, but like any neglectful mother, she left after a way. Since Neighbours, she scored smaller roles on All Saints and other notable Australian hits.

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Blair McDonough

On Neighbours, Stuart Packer was a jack of all trades and he went from one job to another just as fast as he changed lovers. That is the soap opera world for you. Well, Blair McDonough acted impeccably in that role because that is not like him in real life at all. He is happily married and an active father. Blair McDonough has continued to act since leaving Erinsborough. You can watch his recurring performances on TV hits like Winners & Losers, Heartbeat, and Sea Patrol.

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Tim Phillipps

Much like some of the other young stars of Neighbours, the role of Daniel Robinson in Erinsborough was Tim Phillipps’ first acting credit. The year was 2007, which does not seem that long ago, but it was actually a whole decade. He was an upcoming actor then, but now is in his early forties. Tim Phillipps continues to act and has played the dreamy Prince Thomas on Once Upon A Time for over five years. It is those baby blues; they get us every time!

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Mark Little

Joe Mangel was a prominent character on Ramsey Street. Mark Little embodied the character for 17 years from 1988 until 2005. His role initially boosted the views of the Australian soap opera in the United Kingdom, which is where he spent most of his time during those decades. Since leaving the hit series, Mark Little continued to act, but in minor roles. He has earned awards for both as an actor and a comedian, and married his collaborator who put his shows together.

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David Hoflin

Known as Oliver Barnes on the show, David Hoflin was awarded the role immediately after Christian Clark quit. He did not even have to audition, which is pretty perfect for him considering he met his future wife on set. However, even before landing in Erinsborough, the Swedish actor was already famous for Ocean Girl. He still acts on hit shows including David still acts, recently he has been on shows like AlcatrazTouch, and Supernatural.

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Natalie Hoflin

Natalie Hoflin is one of the few actresses in the world to go by her now married name. Did you put two and two together? Because, yes, her real-life husband is her Neighbours co-star David Hoflin. They even just had their first baby together recently. Prior to their match made in Heaven, Natalie worked under her maiden name, Blair. From 2003 until 2011, she went by Carmella, at least in Erinsborough. We are still smitten that those two got married.

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Eve Morey

Eve Morey lucked out, perhaps, when she scored the role of Sonya Mitchell on Neighbours. She was not as crazy or mean as some of the other female characters, but since it is a soap opera, it is only natural that she deals with personal demons. Hers happen to be alcohol and gambling problems. Eve Morey still appears on the hit show regularly. You might see her with fellow Neighbours alum in an episode of Big Brother and Home and Away, too.

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Fletcher Humphrys

This guy has a filmography list as long as your arm. (Well, if you’re not, like, a little baby.) He was famous before, during, and after Neighbours. From 1996 until 2009, Fletcher Humphrys mainly played Guy Sykes on the show, who as a friend to Dichen Lachman’s character Katya Kinski. However, after that he returned as a different character. Soap operas are strange like that. Anyway, you can watch him in tons of performances including Small Time Gangster, Home and Away, and Joe Doe.

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Ian Smith

Jolly Lou Carpenter had an enemy on the show named Harold Bishop. The one-time nemesis was an ultimate do-gooder throughout Erinsborough and Ramsay Street in particular. How could you not love this sweet and maybe not-so-innocent coffee shop owner? Well, Lou probably had a couple reasons not to love him. Nevertheless, Ian Smith has returned as Harold Bishop on the show for four different plots over the past three decades of the show’s success.

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Paul Dawber

Born in the UK in 1956, Paul Dawber has a long list of film, television, and stage performances. He played Kim Howard on Neighbours for eight years until 1998, but he was already famous before that thanks to his 1987 role in Sons and Daughters. Since the soap opera he has played in Australian police dramas including Stingers, City Homicide, and Satisfaction, just to name a few. In 2017, he has two movies and short film coming out.

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Pippa Black

There is always that one pretty but mega evil lady on the show. Meet Pippa Black. She is actually a sweet girl in real life, but her character Elle Robinson is manipulative and mischievous at best. One of her story lines even included a whole bit about Elle faking a terminal illness in order to get attention and money. Some people are so low! Pippa Black eventually left the soap opera in 2009. You can catch her on Law and Order and Royal Pains every now and then.

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Kristian Schmid

This fresh face first appeared on Neighbours when he was 14 years old. Kristian Schmid earned the name of Todd Landers. Since leaving the hit show, he continues to act with the role of Leading Seaman Robert Dixon as his most notable performance for the TV hit Sea Patrol. He starred in all five seasons of the series. You can also spot him in stage performances like Two Weeks with the Queen and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Although you may not see him every single year, he has had a successful career since 1987.

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Shane Connor

Shane Connor earned a regular role on Neighbours as builder Joe Scully in 1999. He did have one off-character appearance prior to that. However, after years of successful acting, he developed a drug addiction, which directly affected his behavior on set. He was actually fired from the show after several written warnings based on complaints from his on-screen wife. Shane Connor sued for wrongful termination and won in court. He has not done much work sense, besides Playing For Charlie.

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Jackie Woodburne

Besides a haircut, Jackie Woodburne practically looks the same. However, she is without a doubt the longest running female lead on the hit soap opera. The show had its ups and downs over the years, but her loyal character Susan Kennedy was created to bring the show back to its glory days. And she did just that, which is why Jackie Woodburne is still successfully acting on Neighbours from 1994 until 2017. Well, her character was not loyal, at least to her different husbands on the show, but you get the point.

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Scott Major

Doesn’t the name Lucas Fitzgerald sound like a soap opera name? Well, it is! The one and only Scott Major received the role in 1996 and has been growing with the show ever since. In fact, you can still watch Scott Major (er, Lucas Fitzgerald rather) still hanging out in Erinsborough to this day. He was briefly let go from the Neighbours in 2013, which we aren’t exactly sure why. It probably was not as juicy as some of their fictional story lines, but then again you never know.

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Leah de Niese

When Leah de Niese first appeared on Neighbours, she was only 11 years old. Her character, Miranda Starvaggi, was a significant piece to the puzzle from 1994 until 2001. The last film Leah de Niese acted in was Twentysomething and that was in 2013. She is now 33 years old and her acting career has already spanned over two decades. That is a great feat to say the least! Even though she was so young, she has aged gracefully and is still young.

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Sam Clark

He might look sweet and innocent, but cutie pie Sam Clark’s character Ringo Brown was the complete opposite. He doesn’t really look like a Ringo, but nonetheless, he was a troubled young man who struggled with addiction and other personal problems. His character died on the show because of alcohol poisoning. After Sam Clark was killed off Neighbours, the Australian actor went into the music business. He has found recent fame with a role on the Grease Live! cast, which aired on Fox in 2016.

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Saskia Hampele

Saskia Hampele was Georgia Brookes on Neighbours. She thought it was meant to be because the character’s original name was Daisy, which is Saskia’s nickname in real life. Unfortunately, she left the soap opera and the Australian actress moved to Los Angeles to advance her acting career. Since starting her career in 1997, she has fulfilled a number of TV and film roles including Arctic Blast, Blame, City Homicide, and more.

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Eliza Szonert

Eliza is a popular Australian name, apparently, and this Eliza was also an actress on Neighbours. She played Danni (yes, with an ‘i’) and she was also caught in bad situations. Not only was her character expelled from boarding school, but Danni was accused of being a drug addict after keeping her diabetic need for insulin a secret. Since the soap opera, Eliza Szonert has played on the hit Angel, which was a spin-off of the cult classic Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

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Carla Bonner

Carla Bonner was not just a pretty blonde on the show, she had a few different plots dealing with major issues like breast cancer and infidelity, which obviously leads to pregnancy. None the less, Carla Bonner, also known as Stephanie Scully to Neighbours fans, continued to act even after her stint on the Australian empire was over. Aside from being in shows and films, Carla Bonner is very involved with charities, which is nothing what her soap opera character was like!

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Stephanie McIntosh

Yes, her name is indeed Stephanie McIntosh, but this convincing actress definitely passed as Sky Mangel while on the top-rated TV show. Sadly, her super good looking character also dealt with tragedy after tragedy. Seriously, if it wasn’t for bad luck, she would have no luck at all. In real life, Stephanie McIntosh and her husband have been recently blessed with a daughter. She continues to act in movies including Red Herring. We are happy this is one actress who did not live out their character’s story line.

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Josephine Croft

Josephine Croft was on Neighbours from 1997 until 2001. In that time, she was on 42 episodes as Allana Truman. As many actresses do, she took some time off after that. She was not really active acting until recently. For all those Josephine Croft fans out there, you will be able to watch her in seven films between 2016 and 2017. One thing that is pretty cool about Josephine Croft is the fact that she can look beautiful in literally any hair color from blonde to brown to red. Hey, not everyone can say that!

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Jodi Haigh

Jodi Haigh has been pursuing her acting career since the 1980s. Her persistence finally paid off in 1990 because she gained fame and fortune with Neighbours. She was on the hit series for three years. Since leaving the show, Jodi Haigh stays relevant on Australian TV and was in pre-production of her made-for-TV movie Witches.  The moral of the story is that you should always go after your dreams, even if it does take an entire decade to finally get noticed. In this case, it was totally worth it!

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Natalie Bassingthwaighte

Can’t you just tell by the first picture that Natalie Bassingthwaighte owned her crazy girl character on Neighbours? She played Isabelle ‘Izzy’ Hoyland and we cannot even begin to explain all of the types of insane story lines this girl went through! Like several other successful Neighbours alum, Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Did we even spell that right? That is truly a mouth full!) went on to pursue singing and acting. She is one of the main judges on The X-Factor Australia. 

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Sabina Lokic

Just like Leah de Niese and many others, Sabina Lokic was also a teenager on the soap opera. However, she was only on Neighbours for two years from 1997 until 1998. Over the next decade, Sabina Lokic worked with a few independent film makers throughout Australia, but nothing amounted to the fame she received in the short time she was on Neighbours. In fact, she has shied away from appearing before the camera and has not acted for anything since 2009.

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Annie Jones

Annie Jones might sound like your average girl next door. However, she was far from your run-of-the-mill girl and started acting in 1984 and by the time she scored the role of Jane in 1986, she received international fame and fortune thanks to Neighbours. Although her quirky little face has aged over the decades, we simply adore her soft eyes. You can watch her in practically all of the Neighbours reunion shows, too, including the 2015 documentary Neighbours 30th: The Stars Reunite.

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Ryan Moloney

Ryan Moloney began his acting career in the Merilyn Brend Children’s Teenagers and Adults Theatre Company in Eastern Melbourne at the age of 10. Ryan Moloney starred in the production of The Purple Pumpernickel. When auditioning for ‘Neighbours’, Ryan Moloney originally tried for the role of Brett Stark in the show, but unfortunately, he did not get the part. Later, Ryan Moloney was recalled to play the role of “Toadfish”, also known by his name, Jarrod Rebecchi, the brother of Kevin “Stonefish” Rebecchi.

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Ashleigh Brewer

Ashleigh Brewer first appeared in a recurring role as Alana in ‘The Sleepover Club’ at the young age of 12. She also appeared in ‘Blue Heelers’ and ‘H2O: Just Add Water’. Around a week after she finished school, Ashleigh Brewer came to Melbourne to look for acting gigs. During her time in Melbourne, Ashleigh Brewer auditioned for the role of Kate Ramsay in the day time soap opera ‘Neighbours’, and in 2009 Ashleigh made her debut as the character. One year later Ashleigh Brewer was already nominated for the Most Popular Female Talent Logie Award.

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Jordy Lucas

Jordy Lucas started her acting career back in 2005, with a guest role in the show ‘Blue Heelers’, where she played the role of Erin Pederson in the episode “Getting The Bullet”. In 2008 Jordy Lucas played in the show “Bed Of Roses” in the role of Casey, and also the role of Dawn in a short called “Shrapnel”. Jordy Lucas’s most famous role is the role of Summer Hoyland, in the day time soap opera, ‘Neighbours’, in which she acted between 2010 and 2013.

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Ariel Kaplan

Ariel Kaplan started her acting career as a child in Australian theatre production in plays like “The Sound Of Music”,”Oedipus”,”Annie”, and “Les Miserables”. Later on, Ariel Kaplan participated in sketch comedies, like “Skithouse” and “The Hamish & Andy Show” and was also in the short “Mischief Maker”. Ariel Kaplan’s first break into television was in the show “The Saddle Club” and she also recorded a few songs for the album of the show, titled “Best Friends”. In 2013 Ariel Kaplan joined the cast of “Neighbours”.

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Holly Valance

Yes, this is the face of a girl in the fake Melbourne subdivision that caused lots of unnecessary drama. There’s also one in every group and this time it was Holly Valance’s character Felicity “Flick” Scully. Not only did she move in with her boyfriend as a teenager, but she also had relations with her sister’s fiance. Holly Valance had a short singing career before returning to the acting world. You can catch her on hits like Prison Break, Taken, and Red Herring.

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Caitlin Stasey

Caitlin Stasey was a young, but not-so-happy drama queen on the show, but the former Rachel Kinski from Neighbours has literally grown up before our eyes on the big screen. She has always had a cute face, but she obviously embraces her feminine side. In fact, since the show Caitlin Stasey has been a vocal and active advocate for feminism throughout her country. She has also found more fame thanks to a variety of movie appearances and roles on hit television shows including Reign and Please Like Me.

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Craig McLachlan

Curly-haired Craig McLachlan was on Neighbours as the young and cute Henry Ramsay for several years. He left the show and had a successful, but short singing career. He went back into acting, which we all thought was a good idea. However, you might not spot this very dapper gentleman from anything you watch, unless it’s Australian soap operas or The Doctor Blake Mysteries. We highly suggest tuning in if not just for the good performance, but also his good looks.

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Jacinta Stapleton

Jacinta Stapleton is an Australian actress best known for her portrayal of Amy Greenwood in the Australian television soap opera “Neighbours” from 1997 to 2000. For the series’ 20th anniversary, Stapleton made a cameo return. Aside from that, the actress appeared in the last 11 episodes of “Blue Heelers”, as well as 11 episodes of “All Saints”. In 1999, Stapleton appeared naked for the “Black + White” magazine cover, which caused quite the stir. In 2010, she announced she signed a contract for two seasons of “Stingers”.

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Rachel Friend

Rachel friend appeared on the series “Neighbours” from 1988 at the tender age of 18. The actress stated that she chose to put her university degree on hold in order to join the hit show portraying Bronwyn Davies. Friend ended up staying in the show for merely two years, leaving in 1990; that same year, she won the Logie Award for being the “Most Popular Actress”. Throughout her career, Friend appeared in several TV shows, but the real turn came when she established a PR company in 2003. Most recently, Friend became the host of “New Idea”.

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Linda Hartley

Linda Hartley portrayed the role of Kerry Bishop on the show between 1989 and 1990. In 2005, Hartley also made a brief comeback with guest appearance portraying Gabrielle Walker; in the plot, Walker was recognized by Harold Bishop as someone who looks exactly like Kerry. Between 2004 and 2006, Hartley did the voiceover for Kerry’s Diary, and prior, made an appearance in a children’s drama series called “Home”. Hartley currently resides in Melbourne with her husband, John Clark.

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Peter O’Brien

Peter O’Brien is best known as one of the original cast members of the series ‘Neighbours’. The actor’s career took off in the 80s when he played several roles on television, including a role on “Starting Out” (1983). Later on, O’Brien would go on to be a part of BBC’s series ‘Casualty’, where he portrayed the character of a new consultant called Stitch. O’Brien continues to play minor roles on television, and most recently was a part of “Battlefield 1” – a video game.

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Lisa Armytage

Unlike many other actors and actresses on this list, Lisa Armytage went on to live a life out of the celebrity spotlight. To this day, Armytage’s best known performance is that in Neighbour’s in 1985. One of her most recent guest stints were in 2005 where the actress portrayed herself in “Create Media Show” – a television series that celebrates people in the arts and media business.

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Kimberley Davies

For four glorious years, we were blessed to watch the beautiful Kimberley Davies rise to fame on Neighbours as Annalise. From 1993 until 1996, well, let’s just say it was a few good years for Australian daytime dramas. Although she hasn’t been in the limelight as much as some of her fellow cast members, Kimberley Davies continues to do her thing. Recently, she was on the Australian comedy game show titled Talkin’ Bout Your Generation.

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Jesse Spencer

That mullet was right in style when Jesse Spencer was pretending to be Billy Kennedy. He was the younger brother of Libby and Malcolm. We spent six personal years following his story and getting to know him on Neighbours. Since leaving the soap opera, Jesse Spencer has become even more popular. The average Australian and American household alike tune into to watch him in films like Uptown Girls, but he is more well-known for his role in House and Chicago Fire.

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Margot Robbie

Wow! Now we officially blew your mind. Did you have any idea that this blonde bombshell got has roots in Australian soap operas? Well, now it all makes sense (again). Margot Robbie played Donna Freedman. She was not really good or bad, but more or less a groupie obsessed with Ty Harper. Obviously she is an international acting sensation, especially in America. You can watch her star studded performances in The Wolf of Wall Street and Suicide Squad as the one and only Harley Quinn.

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