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Simone Bennett-Smith portrays Olivia Mitchell.
Stunning Gold-Coaster, Simone Bennett-Smith, is a skilled actress, presenter, MC, dancer and model with over 17 years international industry experience. She is currently an audience favourite as presenter of channel 7’s Queensland’s Best Living series and is looking forward to some exciting upcoming events, including the gala 2007
Carols by Candlelight to be held at Royal Pines Resort, and the release of Chris Nyst’s new feature film Crooked Business.
She’s been passionate about performing since age 4, and trained as a classical ballet dancer until she graduated high-school. In fact, Simone was invited to attend the National Theatre Ballet School when she was just 15-years-old. She completed her studies and dance training here, but rather than move to America to dance (as was an option for her at the time), she chose to stay in Australia and further study drama and performance.
Since the mid-1990s Simone has appeared in many advertising and corporate campaigns, worked as a television and film actor and presenter. Additionally she has performed in numerous high-profiled stage shows here inAustralia including Too Hot To Handle (1994), My Fair Lady and Aida (1992) with the Victorian State Opera, and Kevin Jacobson’s A Chorus Line (1993) where she played the lead role of Judy Turner.