Neighbours stars’ real life family members from grandparents to stunning sisters

Neighbours has seen plenty of drama happen between family members on the soap over the years, but the show is known for the closeness between the families and friends on Ramsay Street.

So it doesn't come as a surprise that plenty of the stars of the show have brought their own family members to work with them.

With the soap being keen on keeping different generations of acting talent from the same bloodline to keep its sense of heritage, plenty of families have worked together on the show.

Despite a number of revenge plots and feuds between the residents and their loved ones, Ramsay Street has always proved that blood is thicker than water both on screen and off.

Daily Star has taken a look at all of the family members who have walked through Erinsborough together, from a long line of Donovans to some who may be a bit more surprising.

Holly and Olympia Valance

Fans of the show know that songstress Holly Valance first found fame as Felicity Scully, the middle daughter of the family, who joined the soap in 1999.

She left the show in 2002 to find a career in music, achieving stardom with her hit song Kiss Kiss.

But clearly the acting gene runs in the family as her younger sister Olympia arrives in Erinsborough as Paige Smith in 2014, before leaving in 2018.

Paige was the long lost child of Lauren Turner and Brad Willis, and returned for the 35th anniversary of the show last year to get married to ex-boyfriend Mark Brennan.

Olympia and Holly, who share the same dad, come from a large family, as the former has seven half-siblings, while Holly has a sister named Coco.

Carla and Harley Bonner

Anyone who calls themselves a Neighbours fan knows who Steph Scully is, as the soap legend played Flick's older sister for a whopping 19 years.

She finally said goodbye to the soap in 2018 after several temporary breaks, but the door has been left open for the fan favourite to return one day.

She shared a screen with her real-life son Harley for a while, as the teen played Terese and Brad's son Josh Willis from 2013 to 2016.

Whilst Carla's exit saw her ride off into the sunset, Josh's exit was a lot more dramatic as he was brutally killed off, leaving many fans devastated.

He sacrificed himself to save Daniel Robinson after a hotel explosion saw them both be injured by a fallen column.

Meanwhile, Harley was certainly friendly with the cast of the show as he also dated Ariel Kaplan, who played his twin Imogen, for the duration of his time on the show.

The pair went their separate ways around the time of his exit, and are both now dating other people.

Eve Morey and Jonathan Dutton

Eve Morey won over legions of fans from her time as tragic character Sonya Rebecchi, who was killed off in 2019 after a battle with cancer.

Sonya and Toadie were left devastated when her cancer made an aggressive return, which saw her quickly deteriorate in heartbreaking scenes.

However, despite her on-screen exit, she is still very involved with the show as an acting coach and cast mentor.

She also found love on the soap, as her now husband Jonathan Dutton played Toadie's cousin Tad Reeves in the 1990s.

He left in the soap in 2002 and married Eve in 2015, and still is a regular director on the show.

The pair share two daughters together, and given the couple's involvement with the show, fans shouldn't be surprised if we see the offspring on the show in a few decades…

Stefan and Declan Dennis

Stefan Dennis has arguably played one of the most iconic characters to have graced Erinsborough, as Paul Robinson is the last remaining original character from 1985.

Given his status on the show, it doesn't come as a shock that he has taken some opportunities to work with the actors in his family.

Fans saw his wife Gail Easdale, who he has been married to for two decades, play Paul's nemesis Julie Quill in 2016.

But not only that, Stefan has brought his own son Declan onto the soap for a small role as bad boy Louis Curtain.

To the disappointment of viewers, the pair didn't share any scenes together, but there could be opportunities later down the line.

Stefan was also forced to deny nepotism claims, saying on Lorraine: "People, of course, immediately think that I got him the job, and I didn't

"He did it on his own back. I was merely the chauffeur that took him to and from the audition and then to and from work."

Rebekah Elmaloglou and Kai Baker

Stefan isn't the only parent to have brought their offspring onto the show with them, as his on-screen Rebekah Elmaloglou has also followed suit.

Rebekah, who has played Terese Willis since 2013, welcomed her son Kai Baker, 12, on the show to played troubled child Caden Hutchins last year.

Kai proved himself to be a strong actor despite his young years, as he was quickly brought into a hard-hitting storyline to do with the Buddy Club program for rebellious youths.

Caden found himself in massive trouble when a gun was found stashed in his backpack after it went off during the club.

Kyle Canning decided to do the right thing and report Caden to the police after he admitted he took the gun from his sister's car, thinking it was a toy.

The Donovan Dynasty

It's safe to say the acting bug runs in the family, with three generations of Donovans appearing on the soap over the years.

Terence Donovan played patriarch Doug Willis from 1990 until 2016, before he was tragically killed off after a long battle with Alzheimers's disease.

His real life son Jason came on the soap as iconic character Scott Robinson, whose wedding to Charlene Mitchell (Kylie Minogue) was the soap's most watched ever episode with over 35million viewers in the UK.

He and Charlene rode off into the sunset together in 1989, and never back to the show – but it was confirmed the pair remained together off-screen.

Jason's half-sister Stephanie McIntosh later arrived on the soap in 2003 as the stunning Sky Mangel, capturing the attention of the men on the street.

She soon got caught in a paternity drama, as it was revealed that her daughter Kerry's real father was Dylan Timmins, not Boyd Hoyland.

Her romance storyline with friend Lana Crawford was her biggest storyline until her exit in 2007, and was continued when she came back to the soap last year for the 35th anniversary, making a lengthy comeback to investigate Finn Kelly's reign of terror on the residents of Erinsborough

She and Lana finally tied the knot after 15 years, as it was confirmed they had rekindled off-screen six months before her comeback.

During her return, it gave her the opportunity to spend time with her niece, Jason's daughter Jemma Donovan, as she is also acting on the soap now.

She plays Harlow Robinson, Paul's granddaughter, meaning that she is playing the great-niece of her real dad’s Neighbours character.

Neighbours continues on Monday at 1.45pm on Channel 5.

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