Cariba Heine

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Cariba Heine
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Cariba Heine
Born Cariba Heine
(1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 25)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 1995–present

Cariba Heine (born 1 October 1988)[1] is a South African-born Australian actress and dancer. She is best known for her roles as Rikki Chadwick in the Network Ten show H2O: Just Add Water, Bridget Sanchez in Blue Water High, and as Caroline Byrne in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne.

Heine has attended The UK Nickelodeon Choice Awards 2007 and The DOLLY Teen Choice Awards 2008.[2]


Heine was born in Johannesburg from South African parents (Kevin Heine and his wife Michelle, a former showgirl[3]) but moved to Australia in 1991 at the age of three with her family and older brother Kyle, born in 1985.[3][4]

Her early days included training in jazz dance, tap dance, classical ballet, acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics, studying acting and singing at National Capital Acting School,[4] and dancing at her mother's dance school in Canberra,[5] where she later attended Telopea Park School and St Clare's College.

She was the youngest dancer to perform at the Stargazers Convention in Sydney, Australia.[6] She was homeschooled during year ten and eleven to focus on her dance career: she performed in many stage productions, including a tour in the United States, where she featured in a Will Young music video, Leave Right Now.[4] After a serious hip injury, she was suggested to turn temporarily to acting by her manager.[4]

She portrayed Caroline Byrne in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne which was broadcast on Network Ten in Australia on 4 November 2009. After the lead role of Rikki Chadwick in the TV series H2O: Just Add Water, in 2011 she joined the cast of the indie film Lord of the Crows.[7] In 2012, she portrayed Heather in Bait 3D[8] and Delvene Delaney in Channel 9's biographical TV miniseries Howzat! Kerry Packer's War.[9]


Year Title Role
2003 Ballistic Sessions[4] Amanda
2005 Strictly Dancing Herself
2006–2010 H2O: Just Add Water Rikki Chadwick
2007 Stupid, Stupid Man Mindy
2008 Blue Water High Bridget Sanchez
2009 The Pacific Phyllis
A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne Caroline Byrne
At The Tattooist Alex
2010-2013 Dance Academy Isabelle
The Future Machine Kate Hill
2011 Blood Brothers Ellie Carter
2012 Bait 3D Heather
Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Delvene Delaney


  1. ^ "About the Stars: Cariba Heine as 'Rikki'". Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ "Jonathan M Shiff - H2O". 2006. Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  3. ^ a b Ranawake, Sarah (November 2009). "Cariba Heine wears Young Romance". 
  4. ^ a b c d e Reilly, Gabrielle. "Cariba Heine Biography". Global Townhall. 
  5. ^ "Interview with Cariba Heine". 
  6. ^ "Australian Television: H2O - Just Add Water: Cariba Heine". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  7. ^ "Lord of the Crows attract Gibson Guitars.". 14 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Bait 2011 movie trailer, poster". 
  9. ^ Byrne, Fiona (12 May 2012). "Cariba delves into her role as Delaney". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 

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