Neighbours’ female stars now — living in shipping container to billionaire hubby

Neighbours is back months after the Australian soap was cancelled.

The first episode of the new chapter dropped on Amazon Freevee on Monday (September 18) sending fans wild.

While some familiar faces are still living in Ramsay Street, others have now moved and no longer appear on the show.

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The show helped launch the careers of some huge names including pop sensation Kylie Minogue, Hollywood starlet Margot Robbie and Torn hitmaker Natalie Imbruglia.

Daily Star has taken a look back some of Neighbours' favourite female stars from over the years.

Kylie Minogue (Charlene Robinson)

Kylie kickstarted here career as Charlene and landed the role in 1985, shortly after finishing her high school exams.

She was initially contracted for a week, but this was later extended through to mid-1988.

Since leaving Neighbours, Kylie has become a chart-topping princess of pop and she returned to Ramsay Street last summer for the finale with on-screen partner Jason Donovan.

According to PRS for Music, her 2001 single Can't Get You Out of My Head was the most-played track of the 2000s, "after receiving the most airplay and live covers" in the decade.

Away from the world of showbiz, Kylie has battled breast cancer and she underwent a lumpectomy in May 2005 and commenced chemotherapy treatment soon after.

She's also led a colourful love life and split from her magazine executive boyfriend Paul Solomons after five years together in February.

A source told The Sun at the time: "Long distance isn’t easy for any couple.

“Kylie and Paul really tried to make things work but ultimately the time difference was a killer – Paul couldn’t exactly nip to Melbourne for a long weekend whenever things got strained.

Margot Robbie (Donna Freedman)

Margot has become a Hollywood sensation since leaving Neighbours as free spirit Donna in 2011.

The character quit Australia when the budding designer decided to move to New York City to make it as a fashionista.

She has since starred in blockbuster movies from The Wolf Of Wall Street alongside Leonardo DiCaprio to playing the lead role in Barbie.

However, she has strict roles for sex scenes.

Margot previously confessed: "Someone told me early on, thankfully, 'Don’t stress about it, but no tongue'.

"And I was like, 'Oh, got it'. I always say that to other people [now], like, 'Yeah, it’s all cool, but no tongue'."

The actress also confessed that her Wolf of Wall Street kissing scenes took 17 hours to film – and that wasn’t sexy at all.

She told People: "All my girlfriends interrogated me and asked: 'Is he an amazing kisser'. I’d sit them down and say, 'All I know is his screen kissing is great'.

Natalie Imbruglia (Beth Brennan)

Pop star Natalie has enjoyed a successful career after leaving Ramsay Street.

She played mechanic Beth between 1992 and 1994 before leaving for London to try and further her career in showbiz.

In 1997, she launched her music career, scoring a smash hit with Torn, which has gone on to become a 90s classic.

She more recently was crowned the winner of The Masked Singer UK in 2022.

Natalie is a mother to one child, who was born in 2019 with the help of IVF and a sperm donor and made the decision to become a British citizen in 2013.

She wowed fans earlier this year during her appearance on ITV's Good Morning Britain.

One viewer wrote at the time: "Natalie Imbruglia has not aged one bit! #gmb."

Another added: 'Wow. Natalie Imbruglia looks amazing, she has the same good looks she always had."

Holly Valance (Flick Cully)

Holly joined Neighbours in 1999 and played Flick until 2002, returning briefly in 2005.

In 2002, immediately after leaving the soap, she launched a music career, scoring hits with Kiss Kiss, Down Boy and Naughty Girl.

Holly tied the knot with billionaire English property developer Nick Candy in Beverly Hills in 2012.

They welcomed two daughters together in 2013 and 2017 named Luka Violet Toni and Nova Skye Coco.

Holly spent time in the UK and Los Angeles, landing roles in shows including Prison Break, Entourage and Shark. In 2009, she was one of the contestants on Strictly Come Dancing.

The couple enjoy a lavish lifestyle and previously lived in a two-storey Hyde Park penthouse worth £175million, making it Britain's most expensive flat.

Nick gifted Holly with a £26million superyacht, despite the mother-of-two famously suffering from sea sickness.

Nicola Charles (Sarah Beaumont)

Sarah caught the eye of teenager Toadie Rebecchi as soon as she arrived.

She later embarked on a steamy affair with Dr Karl Kennedy but the character was written out of the show when Nicola moved to London.

Since then, Nicola has launched an ill-fated music career and spent time living in Los Angeles. She's also twice reprised her Neighbours role.

In 2018, she split from DJ husband Mark Tabberner and later moved to Melbourne where she hosted a radio show.

In 2022, she claimed that she wasn't invited to appeared in the Neighbours finale because of her stance on Covid-19.

Nicola told the Daily Telegraph at the time: "I've been cancelled because I am unvaccinated."

Kimberley Davies (Annalise Hartman)

Kimberley famously played Ramsey Street's femme fatale Annalise Hartman.

While she was known as being a man-eater, her most notable moment came when she was jilted at the altar by Mark Gottlieb, who decided to become a priest instead.

After leaving Neighbours in 1996, Kimberley moved to America, where she bagged roles in Ally McBeal, Friends and Pacific Palisades, among other shows.

In 2005, she appeared in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

She's been married to model turned doctor Jason Harvey since 1997 and the couple have three children.

According to the Daily Mail, Kimberley turned down the possibility of returning for the Neighbours finale in 2022 in order to focus on her career, and personal life, away from the world of acting.

She reportedly has a decorating business in Melbourne and in 2007, she spoke to Australian publication The Age about enrolling on a business studies course to kickstart her new career.

Emma Harrison (Joanna Hartman)

Emma got her big break playing Annalise Hartman's long-lost sister Joanna in Neighbours back in 1995 and left the soap in 1997.

In the years following, she spent time in England and the US, acting in movies including the Coen Brothers' Intolerable Cruelty and Robert Altman's The Company, as well as doing bits of presenting.

Emma's no stranger to bikini snaps on the beach and regularly stripped off for a number of racy photoshoots.

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She appeared on Australia's The Morning Show in 2022 and revealed she was now living in a shipping container.

The TV star said: "I have two shipping containers. They are 2.4 meters in width, six meters in length and 2.6 meters high, so they’re high cube shipping containers, they’re pretty spacious.

"They’re separated by a balcony, which is in the middle, so the whole space is about 50 meters square. It’s really fun."

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"You know, sort of being more minimalistic and not over-consuming was a conscious choice.

"So it makes us feel so happy that yeah we’re just decreasing our footprint on the planet."

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