Zoe Ventoura

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Zoe Ventoura
Born (1981-08-19) 19 August 1981 (age 37)
Notable work
Packed to the Rafters

Zoe Ventoura (born 19 August 1981) is an Australian actress of Greek descent.

Life and career[edit]

In early life she attended Penrhos College in Perth, Western Australia. She is best known for portraying Melissa Rafter (née Bannon) in the original cast of Packed to the Rafters. Her shock on-screen death was the highest rating episode of the hugely popular series, and gained her a nomination for the Silver Logie for Most Popular Actress in 2011.[1] That same year, Ventoura starred alongside actor Daniel MacPherson in the Seven Network colonial drama Wild Boys.

Ventoura is also known for starring as Miki Mavros in the SBS television comedy series Kick, for which she earned two Logie nominations. She has also had a number of roles in the theatre, film and other television series such as drama series Last Man Standing, US feature films "Drive Hard", "Fatal Honeymoon" and the horror movie See No Evil. More recently, she appeared in Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and The Osiris Child: Science Fiction Volume One by acclaimed director Shane Abbess. In 2016 Zoe starred opposite Matt Nable as Sonya Hyde in the Australian thriller, "Hyde and Seek" for Channel 9.

In December 2014, Ventoura became engaged to longtime partner and Wild Boys co-star Daniel MacPherson,[2] and they married in Noosa in November 2015.[3]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 Hyde and Seek Sonya Hyde
2013 Knockin' on Doors Season 1, Episode 2
2012 Fatal Honeymoon Joanna TV Movie
2011 Wild Boys Mary Barrett 10 episodes
2008–2013 Packed to the Rafters Melissa Bannon 65 episodes
2007 Kick Miki Mavros 13 episodes
2005 Last Man Standing Adele 2 episodes
1996 Sweat Dancer Season 1, Episode 26


Year Title Role Notes
2006 See No Evil Eyeless Women
2009 An Unfinished Romance Flora
2010 Stay Awake Sarah
2014 Drive Hard Agent Walker
2016 Science Fiction Volume One: The Osiris Child Sgt. Cognit
2017 You Can't Play the Game If You Don't Know the Rules Andrea
2017 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Mayor's wife


  1. ^ Bateman, Michelle (27 December 2008). "What's next for Ben and Mel?". TV Week (52). Australia: Pacific Publications. pp. 10–11.
  2. ^ Molloy, Shannon (20 January 2015). "Daniel MacPherson announces his engagement to girlfriend Zoe Ventoura". news.com.au. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
  3. ^ Jonathon Moran; Luke Dennehy (1 December 2015). "Zoe Ventoura and Daniel Macpherson tie the knot low-profile style". The Daily Telegraph. News Corp Australia. Retrieved 9 December 2015.

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