Heli Simpson

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Dr Heli Simpson
Born 21 February 1987 (1987-02-21) (age 31)
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Occupation Actress, Singer, Dancer, Equestrian, Comedian, Doctor
Website bossoctopus.com

Dr Heli Simpson (born 21 February 1987) is an Australian actress, singer, dancer, equestrian, comedian, and doctor. She is best known for her role as Veronica diAngelo #1 on The Saddle Club. In 2005, Simpson was selected for the Australian team for the International Biology Olympiad in Beijing,[1] winning a bronze medal.[2]


Simpson was born in Melbourne, and was raised by her English father and Estonian mother with two brothers. Her first acting role was as Veronica diAngelo #1 in the popular 2001 TV series The Saddle Club[3] Don't Ask Me, was released as Simpson's debut single in 2004, which peaked at #16 on the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) singles chart.[4] It was followed by her only album, Princess Veronica and her EP Princess Veronica Tour EP. Simpson and her former co-star Kia Luby are featured on the original soundtracks for The Saddle Club.

Simpson graduated from Lauriston Girls School in 2005. At the beginning of 2006, she attended the National Science Olympiad in Canberra. During her Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) studies, she achieved the maximum percentile ranking of 99.95.[5] She received a MBBS degree at the University of Melbourne.[6] Heli is a doctor at Mercy Hospital for Women in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.[7] Heli Simpson is currently a member of the comedy team Boss Octopus.[8] When she was in her 20s Heli worked as a house sitter with Midahome Australia.[9]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Animated Tales of the World Rose (voice) "Bad Baby Army: A Story from Australia"
2001 Halifax f.p. Sophie Keenan "Playing God"
2001–03 The Saddle Club Veronica diAngelo #1 Main role
2002 Bootleg Myrtle Jackson TV miniseries
2002–03 Blue Heelers Sam Baxter Recurring role
2003 Stingers Libby Sanderson "Heartbeat"
2004 Fergus McPhail Sophie Bartolemeo Main role


Year Title Role Notes
2010 Boston Marriage Catherine Malvern Theatre[10]





  1. ^ "Heli Simpson interview – The Rap". Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Battle of the Brains, Catalyst, 2006
  3. ^ "Heli Simpson". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 20 February 2009. 
  4. ^ "Heli Simpson – Don't Ask Me". Australian Charts Portal. Retrieved 20 February 2009. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ Rood, David (13 December 2005). "From drip to scholarship, Irene excels". The Age. Melbourne. Retrieved 16 August 2013. 
  6. ^ The Saddle Club Are All Grown Up
  7. ^ "Confidence in the face of high expectations". The Sydney Morning Herald. 
  8. ^ Review: Boss Octopus in An Evening of Sketch
  9. ^ How I saved a packet living in other people’s homes
  10. ^ Boston Marriage

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