Cariba Heine

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Cariba Heine
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Born (1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 27)
Johannesburg, South Africa
Occupation Actress, dancer
Years active 2003–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 Caroline Byrne in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne.

Early life[edit]

Heine was born in Johannesburg to South African parents Michelle, a former showgirl, and Kevin Heine.[2] She moved to Australia at the age of three with her parents and older brother Kyle (born 1985).[2][3]



Her early days included training in jazz dance, tap dance, classical ballet, acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics, and studying acting and singing at National Capital Acting School[3] She danced at her mother's dance school in Canberra,[4] 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.[5] She was homeschooled to focus on her dance career, and performed in many stage productions, including a tour in the United States, where she featured in the music video for Will Young's song "Leave Right Now".[3] After a serious hip injury, she was suggested to turn temporarily to acting by her manager.[3]


Heine 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.[6] In 2012, she portrayed Heather in Bait 3D[7] and Delvene Delaney in Channel 9's biographical TV miniseries Howzat! Kerry Packer's War.[8] Heine will make a guest appearance reprising Rikki Chadwick in the final two episodes of the third series of Mako Mermaids (a spin-off of H2O: Just Add Water) in 2016.[9]


Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ballistic Sessions Amanda
2005 Strictly Dancing Herself Episode: "Heat 12"
2006–10 H2O: Just Add Water Rikki Chadwick Main role (78 episodes)
2007 Stupid, Stupid Man Mindy Episode: "The Boyfriend"
2008 Blue Water High Bridget Sanchez 25 episodes
2009 The Pacific Phyllis
2009 A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne Caroline Byrne TV film
2009 At the Tattooist Alex
2010–13 Dance Academy Isabelle Recurring (9 episodes)
2010–13 The Future Machine Kate Hill
2011 Blood Brothers Ellie Carter TV film
2012 Bait 3D Heather Film
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Delvene Delaney 2 episodes
2014 Friendly Advice Faith 2 episodes
2015 Hiding Harriet 4 episodes
2016 Mako Mermaids Rikki Chadwick 2 episodes[9]


  1. ^ "About the Stars: Cariba Heine as 'Rikki'". Retrieved 18 March 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Ranawake, Sarah (November 2009). "Cariba Heine wears Young Romance". 
  3. ^ a b c d Reilly, Gabrielle. "Cariba Heine Biography". Global Townhall. 
  4. ^ "Interview with Cariba Heine". 
  5. ^ "Australian Television: H2O – Just Add Water: Cariba Heine". Retrieved 2008-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Lord of the Crows attract Gibson Guitars.". 14 June 2011. 
  7. ^ "Bait 2011 movie trailer, poster". 
  8. ^ Byrne, Fiona (12 May 2012). "Cariba delves into her role as Delaney". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 May 2012. 
  9. ^ a b "Mermaid's Tale Double Take For Heine". The Gold Coast Bulletin. 18 July 2015. p. 2. 

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