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Emily Symons
Emily Symons
(born 10 August 1969) is an Australian-born actress, active on both Australian and British television. She is best known for playing conniving Anne Costello in the short-lived soap opera Richmond Hill in 1988 and when that series ended, from 1989, she started playing her most well-known role as Marilyn Chambers-Fisher in Home and Away. After almost ten years in that role, Symons moved to the UK and was immediately cast as Louise Appleton
Louise Appleton
in British soap Emmerdale. She also took part in British show Dancing on Ice in 2007.

Emily Symons

Contents

1 Biography and career 2 Personal life 3 Filmography 4 References 5 External links

Biography and career[edit] Emily Symons's mother remarried when she was just four years old and Symons did not see her biological, English father[1] again until ten years later. She left school before finishing her exams and launched herself into the acting world. For nearly a year, she worked in shops before getting a break in a post office training video. Her first high-profile role was in Australian soap opera Richmond Hill. After Richmond Hill, Symons auditioned for another Australian drama, Home and Away, where she won the role of Marilyn Chambers whom she played from 1989 until 1992, reprising the role in 1995 until 1999 – with a brief appearance in 2001. She also hosted the Channel 7 music programme Video Smash Hits. After starring in a string of pantomimes in England, Symons decided to move there. She played the role of barmaid Louise Appleton
Louise Appleton
in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale
Emmerdale
from 2001–2008. She was also a contestant in the 2007 series of Dancing on Ice, but was voted out in the semi-final following a skate off against Blue's Duncan James. Symons has now returned to Australia
Australia
permanently, and again resumed playing Home and Away's Marilyn Chambers from episode 5035 which aired 19 March 2010 in Australia. Personal life[edit] Symons was married to Lorenzo Smith, a son of Viscount Hambleden and descendent of English stationery tycoon W.H. Smith, for two years. Symons said in an interview that her need for children and the resultant cycles of IVF
IVF
eventually 'killed' the marriage.[2] She later dated her Emmerdale
Emmerdale
co-star Matt Healy, who played Matthew King. They broke up just before she took part in "Dancing on Ice"[3] Symons gave birth to a baby boy, born on 3 August 2015, a week before her 46th birthday.[citation needed] Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1988 Richmond Hill Anne Costello

1988 Computer Ghosts Anya Television film

2000 Live Talk Herself

2001–2008 Emmerdale Louise Appleton

1989–1992, 1995–1999, 2001, 2010–present Home and Away Marilyn Chambers Seasons 2–5 (main role - 1989–1992) Seasons 8–12 (main role - 1995–1999) Season 14 (guest role - 2001) Season 23– (main role - 2010–present)

References[edit]

^ "Interview on Notnet.co.uk". Archived from the original on 1 July 2007. Retrieved 9 October 2017.  ^ "Sunday Mirror article". Retrieved 9 October 2017.  ^ "News: latest stories, exclusives, opinion & analysis - Mirror Online". www.sundaymirror.co.uk. Retrieved 9 October 2017. 

External links[edit]

Emily Symons
Emily Symons
on IMDb

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