|Occupation Television actress|
Name Elaine Smith
Spouse Jonathan Biggins
|Born 23 April 1962 (age 53) (1962-04-23) Ayrshire, Scotland|
Movies and TV shows Neighbours, State Coroner, The Office Picnic
Children Charlotte Elisabeth Smith, Imogen Rebecca Smith
Nominations Logie Award for Best Actress, British Academy Television Craft Award for Best Make up and Hair Design
Similar People Paul Keane, Jonathan Biggins, Reg Watson
Elaine Smith (born 23 April 1962) is a Scottish-born former actress who found fame on Australian television as original cast member Daphne Clarke, a former stripper and coffee shop owner in soap opera Neighbours.
She auditioned for a guest role in the show in 1984. However, her appearance, particularly her short spiky hair, caught the attention of the casting director and she was cast as Daphne Lawrence Smith continued in the role until 1988. Prior to this she had a small guest role in the soap Sons and Daughters as an air hostess in 1984.
Subsequent credits include: The Flying Doctors, State Coroner, Always Greener, Home and Away and All Saints in 2006. She returned to University to earn a degree in teaching, and is now a drama and primary school teacher in a inner west Sydney public school