Charlotte Best

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Charlotte Best
Charlotte Best 2013.jpg
Born (1994-01-16) 16 January 1994 (age 24)
Sydney, Australia
Occupation Actress, model
Years active 2007–present

Charlotte Elise Best (born 16 January 1994) is an Australian actress and model.[1] Her most notable role is from the show Home and Away as the young girl in the Campbell Family, Annie Campbell.

Early and personal life[edit]

Best grew up in the suburb of Point Frederick in the township of Gosford. Along with her three brothers, Best attended Central Coast Grammar School where she won a performance award at the age of eight. From there she moved with her family to Beauty Point, attending SCECGS Redlands for six months until enrolling at Brent Street Performing Arts High School where she studied all aspects of performing arts.[citation needed]

Best made her television debut in 2007 in Home and Away, starring as Annie Campbell until 2010. She continued her education on-set, eventually completing her HSC in 2011 at Oxford Falls Grammar School where she won the music award. Three months into a full-time Global Studies course at the University of Technology, Sydney, Best accepted the role of Cheryl Haynes in Puberty Blues.

From a young age, Best has appeared regularly as a fashion model in such magazines as Barbie, Total Girl, Oyster and Cosmopolitan. She was the face of Miss Metallicus Clothing brand and appeared on Comedy Inc, and has modelled for Supre.

Best has been an ambassador for the charities CURE OUR KIDS and WORLD VISION.[2]

From February 2013 until 2015, Best dated MasterChef Australia 2012 winner, Andy Allen. Since March 2016 she has been dating Big Brother Australia 2014 winner Ryan Ginns, and continues to reside in Sydney.


Charlotte is best known for her role as Annie Campbell in the long running TV series Home and Away between 2007 and 2010.[3] Her character went on a student exchange to Japan, commencing October 2009, which was originally scheduled to be for 6 months. She returned on screen in March 2010, on a 6-week holiday break from Japan, before leaving again. Best earned a nomination for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Logie Awards of 2008, which was won by Bindi Irwin.[4]

In March 2012, it was announced,[5] that Best had been cast as Cheryl Hayes in Network Ten's drama series Puberty Blues, which is based on the 1979 novel of the same name by Gabrielle Carey and Kathy Lette.


Year Title Role Notes
2019 A Name Without a Place Emma Lee Herring in post-production
2018 Skinford 2 Zophia in post-production
2017 An American in Texas Kara Warrington
2017 Skinford Zophia
2016 Teenage Kicks Phaedra
2015 Alone Nina 2 Short film
2015 Is This the Real World Kim
2014 Soul Mates Kelly series 1
2012-2014 Puberty Blues Cheryl Hayes series 1 & 2
2013 Breathe Anna Short film
2007-2010 Home and Away Annie Campbell 198 episodes


  1. ^ "Charlotte Best sparks romance with Big Brother's Ryan Ginns". 
  2. ^ "Charlotte Best". Retrieved 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ Nicholls, Stavroula (11 February 2012). "It's the 'Best' house in the street". Manly Daily. News Limited. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  4. ^ "Bindi Irwin wins Logie". News Limited. 4 May 2008. Retrieved 2 June 2012. 
  5. ^ "Top cast joins Puberty Blues on TEN". TV Tonight. Retrieved 2013-08-19. 

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