Most well known for her recurring-turned-series regular role as Colleen Smart on the popular Australian soap opera Home and Away, she portrayed the character from 1988 until 2013.
Before becoming known to soap opera fans, she taught school and also had a career as a social worker. In addition, she helped edit The Australian Encyclopaedia.
She appeared in 1987 and 1990 episodes of the television series A Country Practice.
She was born and raised in Sydney, Australia.
She and Luke Mitchell both rose to fame as series regulars on Home and Away.