Neighbours

Neighbours newcomer set to cook up a storm

Promising drama for one of Ramsay Street's male residents, Alin Sumarwata is set to join Neighbours' regular cast as professional chef Vanessa Villante.

Neighbours newcomer set to cook up a storm

It may be tradition for a new year in Ramsay Street to herald even bigger and better drama, and as we look ahead to early 2012 we can also look forward to meeting a fresh face, with news that Sydney actress Alin Sumarwata will be joining the regular cast as professional chef Vanessa Vilante.

Anything but a wallflower, it seems that Vanessa will cook up a storm in more than one sense of the word, embracing life to the full and turning the world on its head for one of Ramsay Street's male residents.

Alin, who together with her husband and their two-month-old daughter Tilda has relocated to Melbourne for the role, says: 'I’m very excited about joining Neighbours. This caps off a busy year for us.'

The Iranian-born actress - who appeared in Sea Patrol, East West 101 and, more recently, Tangle - was instantly drawn to her character’s passion for cooking. 'The fact she is always eating mirrors my life,' jokes Alin. 'I adore food!'

Alin filmed her first scene last week and will be seen onscreen in Australia from March, and in the UK later in Spring.

Comments (7)

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    Vanessa is going to be full time cast member. I'm thinking something to do with Lucas. If she is related to Vince Villante (Garland Cole's sidekick) then maybe Vince will show up.

  • RichardB

    over 2 years ago

    RichardB

    I suspect she catches both Paul's and Michael's eye ! If she's a celebrity chef, then the possible storyline would be that that she gets interviewed by The Erinsborough News, and meets Paul. She then meets Michael through Paul, begin courting, falling in love and then leave Ramsey Street. When most characters leave 'Neighbours', they do get paired off and leave. I suspect she's the reason why Michael leaves.

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    I wonder if Vaness is related to Vince Villante, who was Garland Cole's partner in crime. he was the one who was doing the illegal street racing which Lucas got involved in.

  • GillianH81

    over 2 years ago

    GillianH81

    Yes she was in H&A, she played May Stone who dated Angelo in 2009

  • Miriam

    over 2 years ago

    Miriam

    She is stunning, I bet she will be a heart breaker.

  • Jade

    over 2 years ago

    Jade

    Can't wait to meet Vanessa. Wasn't the actress in Home and Away a couple of years ago?

  • gillian

    over 2 years ago

    gillian

    ooohh i wonder whose eye she catches?!!

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