Zoe Ventoura

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Zoe Ventoura
Born 1981
Perth, Western Australia
Notable work Packed to the Rafters

Zoe Ventoura is an Australian actress.


In early life she attended Penrhos College in Perth, Western Australia. She is best known for portraying Melissa Rafter (née Bannon) in the original cast of Packed to the Rafters. Her shock on-screen death remains the highest rating episode of the entire series, and gained her a nomination for the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress in 2011.[1] That same year, Ventoura starred alongside actor Daniel MacPherson in the Seven Network colonial drama Wild Boys.

Ventoura is also known for starring as Miki Mavros in the SBS television comedy series Kick, for which she earned two Logie nominations. She has also had a number of roles in the theatre, films and other television series such as drama series Last Man Standing, US feature film "Fatal Honeymoon" and the horror movie See No Evil.

In December 2014, Ventoura got engaged to long time partner and Wild Boys co-star Daniel MacPherson.[2]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 You Can't Play the Game If You Don't Know the Rules Andrea Pre-production
Drive Hard Agent Walker Post-production
2010 Stay Awake Sarah Short film
2009 An Unfinished Romance Flora
2006 See No Evil Eyeless Women


Year Title Role Notes
2013 Knockin' on Doors Season 1, Episode 2
2012 Fatal Honeymoon Joanna TV Movie
2011 Wild Boys Mary Barrett 10 episodes
2008-2013 Packed to the Rafters Melissa Bannon 65 episodes
2007 Kick Miki Mavros 13 episodes
2005 Last Man Standing Adele 2 episodes
1996 Sweat Dancer Season 1, Episode 26


  1. ^ Bateman, Michelle (2008-12-27). "What's next for Ben and Mel?". TV Week (52) (Australia: Pacific Publications). pp. 10–11. 
  2. ^ Molloy, Shannon (20 January 2015). "Daniel MacPherson announces his engagement to girlfriend Zoe Ventoura". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2015. 

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