Esther Anderson (Australian actress)

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Esther Anderson
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Anderson at Who Magazine's "Sexiest People Party" in 2011.
Esther Jackie Anderson

(1979-06-13) 13 June 1979 (age 40)
Years active2007–present
Howard Moggs (m. 2017)

Esther Jackie Anderson (born 13 June 1979[1]) is an Australian actress and model.[2] She is best known for her role as Charlie Buckton on the Australian soap opera Home and Away. She was nominated for a Gold Logie Award at the 2010 and 2012 Logies.


Anderson was a successful model. She was based in Japan for six years and has travelled to Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, Korea and Europe for work. She is signed to Chadwick Models. She has modelled for Patons, a knitting company. Also for Bride, Everybody and Zenzue.[citation needed]

Anderson began her television career in Japan appearing in ads, during which she decided to move back to Melbourne to take acting courses as she wanted to begin acting and presenting. In 2007, Anderson landed a role on the Victorian version of Australian travel show Postcards. She remained in the role for a year until she had the chance to audition for Home and Away. Anderson won the role of Charlie Buckton in 2008.[3] She decided to quit the role in 2011 after three years and she filmed her final scenes in August that year.[4]

Anderson later starred in a short film titled Breathless playing the role of Jodie, a woman in mourning over her deceased child.[5] In August 2012, it was announced Anderson had landed a role in the pilot of Siberia, which was filmed in Canada.[6] On 25 November 2012, Debbie Schipp from the Herald Sun reported that Anderson would return to Home and Away in December to shoot "a handful of episodes" to be broadcast during the following year.[7]

In 2015, Anderson is a contestant in the fourth season of The Celebrity Apprentice Australia.[8]

Personal life[edit]

Anderson was in a relationship with fellow Home and Away actor Conrad Coleby, from 2008 till 2010,[9] and with footballer Joel Selwood in 2012.[10] She began dating Englishman Howard Moggs in December 2014. They got engaged in February 2016,[11] and married in Geelong in February 2017.[12] In April 2018, Anderson announced she was expecting the couple's first child,[13] and she gave birth to their son in August.[14]


Year Title Role Notes
2007–08 Postcards Presenter
2008–12, 2013 Home and Away Charlie Buckton Regular role, Recurring 2013
2010 Dancing with the Stars Contestant
2010 Breathless Jodie Layersmith Short film
2012 The Next Big Thing Janet Short film
2013 Siberia Esther NBC T.V. series
2015 The Celebrity Apprentice Australia Contestant


  1. ^ "Esther Anderson". Yahoo!7. (Yahoo! and Seven Network). Retrieved 1 December 2008.
  2. ^ "Esther Anderson: Summary". (CBS Interactive Inc). Retrieved 10 March 2010.
  3. ^ "Soapie star Esther Anderson to play lesbian on Home and Away". The Daily Telegraph. (News Limited). 23 November 2008. Retrieved 24 November 2008.
  4. ^ Schipp, Debbie (22 January 2012). "Esther Anderson's moving away from Home And Away". The Daily Telegraph. News Limited. Retrieved 21 January 2012.
  5. ^ "Q&A with Esther Anderson on Breathless". GSMAG. 23 November 2011. Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  6. ^ "Long way from the Bay". TV Week. ACP Magazines (35): 24. 1–7 September 2012.
  7. ^ Schipp, Debbie (25 November 2012). "Esther back in the Bay". Herald Sun. The Herald and Weekly Times. Retrieved 24 November 2012.
  8. ^ Hoyer, Melissa (20 July 2015). "Gabi Grecko, Geoffrey Edelsten, Mel Greig sign up for Celebrity Apprentice". Retrieved 21 July 2015.
  9. ^ Meade, Jenna (17 January 2011). "Esther looking for love". Geelong Advertiser. (News Limited). Retrieved 16 December 2011.
  10. ^ Epstein, Jackie (7 April 2012). "Esther Anderson tells why she's sweet on Joel Selwood". Herald Sun. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
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  12. ^ "Home And Away star Esther Anderson marries Howard Moggs". Concord Register. 19 February 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  13. ^ "Esther Anderson announces she and husband expecting first child". Geelong Advertiser. 16 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.
  14. ^ Mars, Georgia (6 August 2018). "Esther Anderson welcomes first child". New Idea. Retrieved 27 August 2018.

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