Neighbours

Susan Kennedy

The heart and soul of Erinsborough, former school principal Susan is caring, dependable and has a wicked sense of humour.

Jackie Woodburne as Susan Kennedy in Neighbours

Played by Jackie Woodburne

First appearance: 1994
Relationship status: Separated from Karl Kennedy
Address: Outside Ramsay Street
Occupation: Editor of the Erinsborough News

Biography

The heart and soul of Erinsborough, and long-suffering wife of Dr Karl Kennedy, former school principal Susan is caring, dependable and has a wicked sense of humour.

Susan is the mother hen of Ramsay Street, raising not only her own children Mal, Libby and Billy but also playing stepmum to Rachel and Zeke, and surrogate to lovable lawman Toadie.

The Kennedys were once thought to have the perfect marriage, but over the years some much-talked-about indiscretions have shattered the illusion: Karl cheated on her first with sexy secretary Sarah and then, years later, femme fatale Izzy Hoyland (to whom he fathered a child); Susan left and had an affair with a priest, before meeting second husband Alex, whose death left her responsible for his two children.

Susan and Karl eventually remarried, surviving lashings of drama to reclaim their title as Erinsborough's power couple but it wasn't to be for long...