With 33 seasons and over 7,000 episodes, Neighbours is without a doubt one of the longest running and most popular soap operas in television history. It was its fairly mainstream storylines and likable characters that made it become such a sensation. In fact, some of Hollywood’s biggest stars today started their professional career on the successful Australian show. Let’s check out what some of the most memorable residents of Ramsay Street have been up to. After all it has been over 30 years since the show’s first episode aired in 1985 (and is still running today!)
[post_page_title]Annie Jones – Then[/post_page_title]
The Adelaide born actress starred on the Australian soap opera as Jane Harris, however it wasn’t a smooth start for the aspiring actress. When she originally went in to audition for the role of Charlene Mitchell, she apparently wasn’t as successful as she had hoped, and the role ended up being played by Kylie Minogue. Her bad audition actually prompted her to be very persistent as she kept ringing the producers trying to get them to cast her for different role, and her hard work paid off as she was eventually cast as Jane Harris or “Plain Jane Superbrain.” Her first on screen debut was in July 1986.
[post_page_title]Annie Jones – Now[/post_page_title]
Jones’ character as Jane Harris actually had some of the most interesting storylines revolving around the young girl who goes through a major makeover, going from the geeky and intelligent one to that of a heartbreaker, just to win the attention of Mike Young. Jones left the show in 1989, as she wanted to pursue other career opportunities. However she made a comeback during the 20th anniversary of the show, along with many of her ex co-stars. Since she left Neighbours, Annie’s career has taken off quite well and she went on to star in other tv shows such as Wentworth.
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