Nicola Charles is a British-born actress who first became famous on Australian television. After working as a model, Nicola came to Australia in the mid-1990s, and scored her first acting job on the soapie Neighbours. She was on Neighbours for three years, playing brunette beauty Sarah Beaumont, the too-tempting receptionist of Dr Karl Kennedy. During these years she became well known in both Australia and the UK as a sex symbol.
Nicola returned to Britain after her stint on Neighbours, and later relocated to Los Angeles, where she and her husband set up their own production company. Last year, Nicola returned to live in Australia. At the moment, she is back on Neighbours for six weeks, reprising her role of Sarah Beaumont, and revealing further details of her relationship with Karl.
Nicola signed a two-book deal with New Holland Publishing, and is also working on her first novel.
Nicola had two daughters with her second husband, Irish actor Jason Barry:
Freya Lola Sky (b. 2005)
Nova Ingrid Maggie (b. 2007)
and a son with her present husband, British DJ Mark Tabberner:
Archie (b. 2010)