Neighbours Resumes: A Nostalgic Look at Female Stars Who Made It Big
The iconic Australian soap opera “Neighbours” has made a comeback after its cancellation, with the first episode of this new chapter premiering on Amazon Freevee.
While some familiar faces still reside on Ramsay Street, others have moved on from the show, leaving behind a legacy of talent and success.
Kylie Minogue (Charlene Robinson)
Kylie Minogue, the chart-topping princess of pop, kickstarted her career as Charlene Robinson on “Neighbours.”
She landed the role in 1985, initially signing on for a week, which was later extended until mid-1988. Kylie’s music career soared after leaving the show, with hits like “Can’t Get You Out of My Head” dominating the 2000s airwaves.
She returned to Ramsay Street last summer for the show’s finale, reuniting with her on-screen partner Jason Donovan.
Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman)
Margot Robbie, the Hollywood sensation, portrayed free spirit Donna Freedman on “Neighbours” until 2011. Donna’s character left Australia for New York City to pursue a career in fashion.
Margot’s career skyrocketed, leading her to star alongside Leonardo DiCaprio in “The Wolf Of Wall Street” and even taking on the lead role in the upcoming Barbie film.
Notably, she has strict rules for her on-screen sex scenes.
Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan)
Pop star Natalie Imbruglia found fame playing Beth Brennan in “Neighbours” from 1992 to 1994.
She left the show to pursue a career in London’s showbiz scene. In 1997, she scored a smash hit with “Torn,” becoming a ’90s classic.
Natalie recently won “The Masked Singer UK” in 2022, showcasing her enduring popularity and talent.
Holly Valance (Flick Cully)
Holly Valance joined “Neighbours” in 1999 as Flick Cully, leaving in 2002 and briefly returning in 2005. Post-“Neighbours,” she embarked on a music career with hits like “Kiss Kiss” and “Down Boy.”
Holly married billionaire English property developer Nick Candy in 2012, and the couple has two daughters.
Holly also ventured into acting, appearing in shows like “Prison Break” and “Entourage” and participating in “Strictly Come Dancing.”
Nicola Charles (Sarah Beaumont)
Nicola Charles portrayed Sarah Beaumont in “Neighbours,” causing romantic turmoil for power couple Karl and Susan Kennedy.
After leaving the show, Nicola moved to London, launched an ill-fated music career, and spent time living in Los Angeles.
In 2018, she split from her DJ husband Mark Tabberner and moved to Melbourne, where she hosted a radio show. She claimed she wasn’t invited to the Neighbours finale in 2022 due to her unvaccinated status.
Kimberley Davies (Annalise Hartman)
Kimberley Davies famously played Ramsay Street’s femme fatale Annalise Hartman. Following her departure from “Neighbours” in 1996, Kimberley moved to the United States, where she appeared in popular shows like “Ally McBeal” and “Friends.”
She got married to model turned doctor Jason Harvey in 1997, and they have three children. Kimberley chose not to return for the Neighbours finale in 2022, focusing on her career away from acting.
Emma Harrison (Joanna Hartman)
Emma Harrison gained recognition as Joanna Hartman, Annalise Hartman’s long-lost sister, in “Neighbours” in 1995.
After leaving the show in 1997, she pursued acting in England and the US, appearing in movies and presenting.
Emma shared glimpses of her life, including beach bikini photoshoots, and in 2022, she revealed she was living in a spacious shipping container, embracing a more minimalist and sustainable lifestyle.
As “Neighbours” returns, fans can reminisce about these iconic female stars who launched successful careers after their time on Ramsay Street