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Ex Home and Away star Melissa George makes it big in Hollywood

Melissa George first hit UK TV screens in 1993 when she joined the cast of Home and Away as runaway wild child, Angel Brooks.
Melissa George first hit UK TV screens in 1993 when she joined the cast of Home and Away as runaway wild child, Angel Brooks.

Take a look back at soapstar Melissa George's career as her new film Triangle is released...

Melissa George first hit UK TV screens in 1993 when she joined the cast of Home and Away as runaway wild child, Angel Brooks.

Melissa George first hit UK TV screens in 1993 when she joined the cast of Home and Away as runaway wild child, Angel Brooks.

After living on the streets and ending up in hospital with a serious infection, things began to look up when Angel (Melissa George) was taken in by the school headmaster, Mr Fisher.

After living on the streets and ending up in hospital with a serious infection, things began to look up when Angel (Melissa George) was taken in by the school headmaster, Mr Fisher.

After living on the streets and ending up in hospital with a serious infection, things began to look up when Angel (Melissa George) was taken in by the school headmaster, Mr Fisher.

Angel (Melissa George) caring for recovering alcoholic, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger)

Angel (Melissa George) caring for recovering alcoholic, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger)

Angel (Melissa George) caring for recovering alcoholic, Irene Roberts (Lynne McGranger)

Whilst living at the Fisher household Angel (Melissa George) met Shane Parrish (Dieter Brummer) who, following a rocky start and the revelation that Angel was a teen mum, she married in 1995.

Whilst living at the Fisher household Angel (Melissa George) met Shane Parrish (Dieter Brummer) who, following a rocky start and the revelation that Angel was a teen mum, she married in 1995.

Whilst living at the Fisher household Angel (Melissa George) met Shane Parrish (Dieter Brummer) who, following a rocky start and the revelation that Angel was a teen mum, she married in 1995.

As Angel, she developed from a troubled teen to wife, mother, widow and carer before finally leaving the show in 1997

As Angel, she developed from a troubled teen to wife, mother, widow and carer before finally leaving the show in 1997

As Angel, she developed from a troubled teen to wife, mother, widow and carer before finally leaving the show in 1997

After Home and Away, Melissa had small parts in a few Australian TV shows & film. She then headed for L.A. where she made appearances in bigger movies such as Mulholland Drive (2001).

After Home and Away, Melissa had small parts in a few Australian TV shows & film. She then headed for L.A. where she made appearances in bigger movies such as Mulholland Drive (2001).

After Home and Away, Melissa had small parts in a few Australian TV shows & film. She then headed for L.A. where she made appearances in bigger movies such as Mulholland Drive (2001).

Following Mulholland Drive (2001), in 2003 Melissa George went on to appear in Down With Love as well as a number of well-known American TV series such as LA Confidential, Coupling, Friends and Charmed.

Following Mulholland Drive (2001), in 2003 Melissa George went on to appear in Down With Love as well as a number of well-known American TV series such as LA Confidential, Coupling, Friends and Charmed.

Following Mulholland Drive (2001), in 2003 Melissa George went on to appear in Down With Love as well as a number of well-known American TV series such as LA Confidential, Coupling, Friends and Charmed.

2003 was the also year of Melissa George's biggest US TV break when she joined the cast of Alias as the gently spoken English agent Lauren Reed for 3rd series of Emmy award-winning espionage show.

2003 was the also year of Melissa George's biggest US TV break when she joined the cast of Alias as the gently spoken English agent Lauren Reed for 3rd series of Emmy award-winning espionage show. (Image credit: © 2003 ABC, INC.)

2003 was the also year of Melissa George's biggest US TV break when she joined the cast of Alias as the gently spoken English agent Lauren Reed for 3rd series of Emmy award-winning espionage show.

Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow who never quite trusts Melissa's character Lauren Reed in Alias.

Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow who never quite trusts Melissa's character Lauren Reed in Alias. (Image credit: © 2003 ABC, INC.)

Jennifer Garner as Sydney Bristow who never quite trusts Melissa's character Lauren Reed in Alias.

Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan) with his fiance Lauren Reed (Melissa George) in Alias.

Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan) with his fiance Lauren Reed (Melissa George) in Alias. (Image credit: © 2003 ABC, INC.)

Michael Vaughn (Michael Vartan) with his fiance Lauren Reed (Melissa George) in Alias.

Melissa as double-agent Lauren Reed.

Melissa as double-agent Lauren Reed. (Image credit: © 2003 ABC, INC.)

Melissa as double-agent Lauren Reed.

Melissa in Alias with Quentin Tarantino as McKenas Cole

Melissa in Alias with Quentin Tarantino as McKenas Cole (Image credit: © 2004 ABC, INC.)

Melissa in Alias with Quentin Tarantino as McKenas Cole

Melissa went on to play Kathy Luiz in the 2005 remake of the Amityville Horror.

Melissa went on to play Kathy Luiz in the 2005 remake of the Amityville Horror.

Melissa went on to play Kathy Luiz in the 2005 remake of the Amityville Horror.

The part of Kathy was previously played by Margot Kidder in 1979.

The part of Kathy was previously played by Margot Kidder in 1979.

The part of Kathy was previously played by Margot Kidder in 1979.

When the Lutz family move into a new home in Long Island they don't know that it was the scene of six gruesome murders the year before.

When the Lutz family move into a new home in Long Island they don't know that it was the scene of six gruesome murders the year before.

When the Lutz family move into a new home in Long Island they don't know that it was the scene of six gruesome murders the year before.

In Derailed Melissa starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen as Deanna Schine.

In Derailed Melissa starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen as Deanna Schine. (Image credit: Photographer: Chuck Hodes)

In Derailed Melissa starred alongside Jennifer Aniston and Clive Owen as Deanna Schine.

The 2006 film sees a violent criminal blackmail two business executives who are having an affair.

The 2006 film sees a violent criminal blackmail two business executives who are having an affair. (Image credit: Photographer: Chuck Hodes)

The 2006 film sees a violent criminal blackmail two business executives who are having an affair.

Melissa then appeared in 2007's Turistas - a film that saw a group of young backpackers become marooned in a remote part of Brazil.

Melissa then appeared in 2007's Turistas - a film that saw a group of young backpackers become marooned in a remote part of Brazil.

Melissa then appeared in 2007's Turistas - a film that saw a group of young backpackers become marooned in a remote part of Brazil.

She starred alongside Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wade playing traveller Pru.

She starred alongside Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wade playing traveller Pru.

She starred alongside Josh Duhamel and Olivia Wade playing traveller Pru.

In the film the characters are drugged and robbed by locals.

In the film the characters are drugged and robbed by locals.

In the film the characters are drugged and robbed by locals.

Melissa starred in 2007's Music Within, the story of a public speaker who returns from Vietnam severely hearing impaired.

Melissa starred in 2007's Music Within, the story of a public speaker who returns from Vietnam severely hearing impaired. (Image credit: Photo Piotr Redlinski)

Melissa starred in 2007's Music Within, the story of a public speaker who returns from Vietnam severely hearing impaired.

Melissa went on to star as Helen Westcott in 2007's Waz.

Melissa went on to star as Helen Westcott in 2007's Waz.

Melissa went on to star as Helen Westcott in 2007's Waz.

Helen is a police officer investigating a series of gruesome murders in New York.

Helen is a police officer investigating a series of gruesome murders in New York.

Helen is a police officer investigating a series of gruesome murders in New York.

30 Days of Night (2007) - Stella Oleson (Melissa George) fighting for her life against a hoard of hungry vampires.

30 Days of Night (2007) - Stella Oleson (Melissa George) fighting for her life against a hoard of hungry vampires. (Image credit: Kirsty Griffin)

30 Days of Night (2007) - Stella Oleson (Melissa George) fighting for her life against a hoard of hungry vampires.

When an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by vampires.

When an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by vampires. (Image credit: Kirsty Griffin)

When an Alaskan town is plunged into darkness for a month, it is attacked by vampires.

Melissa George as Laura in In Treatment, Golden Globe winner for best TV Drama in 2009. In Treatment is currently showing in the UK on Mon-Fri at 10pm on Sky Arts.

Melissa George as Laura in In Treatment, Golden Globe winner for best TV Drama in 2009. In Treatment is currently showing in the UK on Mon-Fri at 10pm on Sky Arts.

Melissa George as Laura in In Treatment, Golden Globe winner for best TV Drama in 2009. In Treatment is currently showing in the UK on Mon-Fri at 10pm on Sky Arts.

Melissa George played Doctor Sadie Harris in Grey's Anatomy from Nov 2008 through to February 2009.

Melissa George played Doctor Sadie Harris in Grey's Anatomy from Nov 2008 through to February 2009. (Image credit: ABC)

Melissa George played Doctor Sadie Harris in Grey's Anatomy from Nov 2008 through to February 2009.

The drama follows five surgical interns and their supervisors.

The drama follows five surgical interns and their supervisors. (Image credit: ABC)

The drama follows five surgical interns and their supervisors.

Other stars of the hit American drama include Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers.

Other stars of the hit American drama include Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers. (Image credit: ABC)

Other stars of the hit American drama include Ellen Pompeo and Justin Chambers.

No stranger to the horror genre, Melissa stars in Triangle - at UK cinemas on Friday, October 16 - alongside Michael Dorman who plays Greg.

No stranger to the horror genre, Melissa stars in Triangle - at UK cinemas on Friday, October 16 - alongside Michael Dorman who plays Greg.

No stranger to the horror genre, Melissa stars in Triangle - at UK cinemas on Friday, October 16 - alongside Michael Dorman who plays Greg.

The story follows the passengers of a yachting trip hit by mysterious weather, they board a deserted ship only to be thrown into more danger. Her mission is to save them all.

The story follows the passengers of a yachting trip hit by mysterious weather, they board a deserted ship only to be thrown into more danger. Her mission is to save them all.

The story follows the passengers of a yachting trip hit by mysterious weather, they board a deserted ship only to be thrown into more danger. Her mission is to save them all.

Melissa George stars as Jess in Triangle. She co-stars with Liam Hemsworth, the brother of former Home and Away former cast member Chris

Melissa George stars as Jess in Triangle. She co-stars with Liam Hemsworth, the brother of former Home and Away former cast member Chris

Melissa George stars as Jess in Triangle. She co-stars with Liam Hemsworth, the brother of former Home and Away former cast member Chris

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