Elaine Smith (actress)

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Elaine Smith
Born (1962-04-23) 23 April 1962 (age 53)
Ayrshire, Scotland
Occupation Television actress
Spouse(s) Jonathan Biggins
Children 2

Elaine Smith (born 23 April 1962) is a Scottish-born actress who found fame on Australian television.


Smith is best known for her role as Daphne Clarke in the soap opera Neighbours. She auditioned for a guest role in the show in 1984.[1] However, her appearance, particularly her short hair, caught the attention of the casting director and she was cast as Daphne Lawrence, one of the show's original cast members.[1] Smith continued in the role until 1988.[2] Prior to this she had a small guest role in the soap Sons and Daughters as an air hostess in 1984.

Subsequent credits include: The Flying Doctors, State Coroner, Always Greener, Home and Away and All Saints in 2006.[2]

Personal life[edit]

Smith is married to actor and writer, Jonathan Biggins. The couple met while performing in a Melbourne play together.[3] Smith and Biggins have twin daughters, Charlotte Elisabeth and Imogen Rebecca born in February 2000.[3]


  1. ^ a b Oram, James (1988). Neighbours: behind the scenes. Angus & Robertson. p. 102. ISBN 0-207-16075-9. 
  2. ^ a b Richards, Holly (16 August 2010). "Neighbours: Where are they now?". The West Australian (West Australian Newspapers Limited). Retrieved 11 March 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Freeman-Greene, Suzy (24 October 2009). "Bit parts for parents". The Age (Fairfax Media). Retrieved 11 March 2012. 

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