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Added by Phil_Sump on 13 Sep 2012 08:10
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I Started off as a TV Soap Star

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Russell Crowe appeared in Australian TV Soup 'Neighbours' playing Kenny Larkin in four episodes. he also played in another Australian TV show called 'Living with the Law ' acting as Gary Harding. Russell went on to be one of the biggest actors playing in films like: Gladiator, L.A. Confidential and Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.
He is also a Director and Producer.



Russell Crowe in Neighbours

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Chris on NBC's 'Another World' in 1987.
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played young Mason Capwell in 1990 on NBC's 'Santa Barbara'
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From 1971 to 1975 he was on the ABC soap 'One Life to Live'.
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Guy Pearce is probably best known for playing in Australian TV Soup 'Neighbours' as Mike Young from 1986 to 1989 and Australian Soap Home and Away in 1991 before making it big in Hollywood making films like: L.A. Confidential, Momento and Prometheus.




Guy Pearce in Neighbours




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from 1980 to 1981, as another trouble-maker teen: alcoholic T.J. Werner on the CBS soap 'Guiding Light'.
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CBS soap 'Guiding Light'
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Joey Perrini on 'Another World'.
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Same Worthington has appeared in TV series: Jag, in 2000 (American TV Series) Blue Heelers, in 2000 and Water Rats, in 2000 (Australian TV Series) Before making movies like Clash of the Titans and Avatar.
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Chris Hemsworth played Kim Hyde in long running Australian TV Soap 'Home and Away' from 2004 to 2007

He also played in Australian Soap 'Neighbours' as Jamie Kane in 2002. He seemed most unlikely to get a movie career after playing in these soaps but has gone on to make some big films like: Thor, Avengers and Snow White and the Huntsman.




Chris Hemsworth in Home and Away

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Liam Hemsworth only played in 'Neighbours' an Australian TV Soap for 25 episodes but has had a great film career playing in films like: The Hunger Games, The Expendables 2 and Knowing

"An actor who seems destined for greater things, much like his brother."



Liam Hemsworth in Neighbours

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Simon Bacon played in 'Home and Away' an Australian TV Soap from 1993 to 1994 playing James Healy/James Hudson and has gone to be the lead role in the Highly Watched American TV series The Mentalist.

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Billy Douglas on 'One Life To Live'.
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Played Ben Harper on the long-running soap opera 'Love of Life'.
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'Baywatch'
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'General Hospital'
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Sean Maguire starred in long running British Soap 'Eastenders' playing the character of Aidan Brosnan in 1993. Sean Maguire went on to appear in American TV Shows like: 'Cold Case' 'CSI: NY' he also mades films like ' Monty Python's The Meaning of Life' (Uncredited) and 'Meet the Spartans'
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Played Billy Kennedy in Australian TV Soap 'Neighbours' from 1994 to 2000. Went on to play Dr. Robert Chase in the hit TV show 'House'
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Teri Hatcher would be best known for her role in the TV Series 'The New Adventures of Superman playing Lois Lane but has appeared in TV Soaps: 'Capitol', 1986 to 1987 and 'The love Boat' 1985 to 1986. She has gone on to make the popular TV Series Desperate Housewives and to make films like: 'Coraline' and 'Jane Doe' (TV Movie)



Teri Hatcher in 'The Love Boat'

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'As the World Turns'
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'Neighbours'
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Allie Fowler on 'Another World'.
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'Home and Away'
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'General Hospital'
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Kendall Hart on 'All My Children'
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'Neighbours'
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Natalie Imbuglia played Beth Brennan in the Australian TV Soap 'Neighbours' from 1992–1994, She went on to have a music career and made films such as British Comedy 'Johnny English' she has also promoted for 'Gap' and 'L'oreal'
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Nola Aldrich on 'The Doctors'
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Eva Longoria played Isabella Braña in the 'The Young and the Restless' from 2001 to 2003 and went onto play Gabrielle Solis in the highly popular series Desperate Housewives.

She also made films such as 'The Sentinel' and 'Over Her Dead Body'



Eva Longoria in 'The Young and the Restless'

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List of movie stars who's careers have picked up after staring in a soap opera.

Further reading...

www.womansday.com/life/entertainment/10-surprising-stars-who-started-in-soap-operas-117818

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Posted: 5 years, 9 months ago at Sep 26 14:34
Very interesting list.

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