Margot Robbie may now rank among Hollywood’s top actors, but she began her acting career on a smaller screen.
Margot, 32, began her career in her native Australia with a regular role in the popular soap opera Neighbours before going on to act in Suicide Squad, I Tonya, and the upcoming film Barbie.
After 37 years on the air, the legendary series is sadly coming to an end. However, it has been confirmed that Margot will make one final appearance on Ramsay Street in the star-studded finale.
What role did Margot play on Neighbours, and when was she there?
Here is everything you need to know.
Margot Robbie appeared on Neighbours when?
Margot moved to Ramsay Street in 2008, making her screen debut in June of that year.
Margot was at first considered a guest star but quickly joined the regular roster and continued to do so until her final appearance in January 2011.
She reportedly decided not to renew her contract after appearing in 327 episodes in order to seek a career in Hollywood.
It ended up being a really successful endeavour.
Soon after leaving, Margot was cast in a significant role in the American TV series Pan Am, where she played Laura Cameron for 14 episodes.
Her breakthrough performance was in The Wolf of Wall Street in 2013, costarring Leonardo DiCaprio.
A few years later, she was nominated for her first Academy Award for her role in the 2018 film I Tonya. In 2020’s Bombshell, she received a second nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
And according to a 2022 Variety story, Margot was the most paid actress in Hollywood thanks to her $12.5 million (or roughly £10.4 million) Barbie salary.
On Neighbours, Margot Robbie portrayed whom?
Margot portrayed Donna Freedman (sometimes known as Donna Brown), a newcomer who wanted to befriend the teenagers in Erinsborough.
The character and Ringo Brown (Sam Clark) fell in love after only a short period of time.
The couple faced obstacles along the way (what soap opera couple doesn’t? ), including a love triangle with Zeke Kinski (Matthew Werkmeister) and Donna having an affair in a 2009 plot.
As a bisexual character, Donna once shared a kiss with her friend Sunny Lee in a 2008 narrative (Hany Lee).
Donna and Ringo exchanged vows on the 6,000th episode of the programme, which aired in June 2010, in what Margot referred to as her “largest narrative” to that point.
Unfortunately, Donna’s joy was short-lived. A month after the wedding, Ringo died suddenly in a motorbike accident, leaving Donna inconsolable.
As a result, Donna, a widow, leaves for New York in 2011 to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer.
Neighbours’ farewell episode will run on Friday, July 29 at 9 p.m. on Channel 5.