Wednesday, June 12, 2024

With a stunning throwback snapshot, Emily Symons brought one of her most memorable Home And Away looks back to our attention.


Penny McNamee of Home And Away was serving up some major 80s inspired glam on the set of the show last week.

Emily Symons has outdone herself this week by offering a throwback to the genuine 1990s, as well as an equally dazzling look her character Marilyn wore at the time.

Emily alias Marilyn is wearing a tightly curled up-do, a hot pink dress, and a matching pink hair clip in the stunning photo, which was originally published on Instagram in 2017 before being re-posted now.

“This early 1990s Maz do is the product of a great scrunch dry with diffuser, as shown here with Nicole Dickson, before hair straighteners were created. Thank you, @summerbayfashion, for your support “Emily penned a letter at the time.


Nicolle Dickson, who played Bobby Simpson, one of Summer Bay’s most memorable characters, is also in the shot.

Bobby was a trouble-making kid with a confrontational attitude who won over audiences everywhere. He was one of the show’s original characters, having featured in the premiere episode.

In a boating accident in 1993, Bobby was sadly died.

Marilyn, on the other hand, has become one of the most enduring characters on the show.


Marilyn made her first appearance in Summer Bay in 1989, when she smashed a boat her boyfriend, Lance, had rented right into Alf’s yacht.

Marilyn was a cast member of the show until 2001, when she moved to London. Emily returned to the show in 2010 to reprise her role, and she has remained a fan favourite ever since.’

After a brief spell as Anne Costello in the short-lived soap opera Richmond Hill, Emily’s second major acting role was Marilyn. She refers to Home And Away as her “practise ground.”

In 2019, she told TV WEEK, “I was fresh out of high school.” “I didn’t attend acting school; [H&A] served as my acting school. Ray Meagher [who portrays Alf Stewart], Judy Nunn [Ailsa], Cornelia Frances [Morag], and Norman Coburn [Donald] taught me what I know.”


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