Born January 29, 1985 in Melbourne, 20 year old Isabel Lucas played Tasha Andrews in Home & Away from 2003 to 2006. Isabel and her family moved from Melbourne to live in Switzerland for a year (her mother is Swiss and she can speak Swiss) when she was 6 years old. Her family moved back to Melbourne and soon after moved up to North Queensland. For three years she attended Kakadu National Park School, in a country town of only 1,000 people. She attended the school for three years which was made up of aboriginal and white children - she described herself as a 'wild bush child'. They moved to Cairns when she was 10 years of age, where she has lived until now. Isabel has had to make the move from North Queensland to Sydney where she takes up her regular role on Home and Away.
Isabel was involved in drama throughout school (courses through Victorian College of Arts and Queensland University of Technology) but it wasn't until she was discovered that she went to auditions for roles. Isabel was 'found' by agent Sharron Meissner when she was holidaying up in Cairns and who signed her up straight away when they met in 2002. Sharron put her up for the role on Home and Away when Isabel was holidaying with her family in Melbourne over Christmas 2002.
Isabel first auditioned for the role of Kit Hunter (now played by Amy Mizzi), but Home and Away producer Julie McGauran didn't feel it was the right role for her. At the same time Julie realised she couldn't let her go. The role of 'Jane Doe' was devised especially for Isabel.
Isabel found out she got the role when her mum received a call whilst picking Isabel and her friend up from school and they had to pull over to the side of the road.
'We found out when Home and Away rang mum on her mobile when she was driving. Mum pulled over and I then got on the phone. I was so excited and we had a big family dinner that night to celebrate,' she says.
'I had been to a couple of auditions and never got through so I thought I will give it a go and my best shot not ever thinking I would get it. It is such a great challenge for me, so I just want to stay open minded and learn as much as I can. I think I am very lucky,' she says.
Isabel joined the show in a mysterious way when Max (Sebastian Elmaloglou) found her on the rocks and the beach and thought she was a mermaid.
'I think she is quite alternative and different and such a mystery and it will be great to have more revealed as time goes by,' she says.
Back at home, Isabel rides horses and has done so for the last 10 years - she has competed in dressage and show jumping. She just loves animals!
She lives on acreage in Cairns with her family and loads of animals including, birds, guinea pigs, horses, dog and a cat.
She lists some of her favourite recording artists being Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and Ben Harper and her favourite actresses being Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz.… Expand
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