Home and Away Roo star’s life – famous husband, glam snaps and scoliosis

Home and Away star Georgie Parker is a Summer Bay legend – and she might be about to take on one of her most challenging storylines yet.

The 57-year-old actress joined the Australian soap in 2010 as Roo Stewart, the daughter of Alf Stewart (Ray Meagher) and Martha (Belinda Gibson).

Roo was originally played by Justine Clark but Georgie took on the role upon the character's return to the bay and has stayed put ever since.

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In upcoming scenes, Roo is left fearing that she is paralysed after the Stunning Organics explosion, as she reveals she can't feel her legs.

Things go from bad to worse when Roo's blood pressure drops and she stops breathing on her own.

Away from the soap, Georgie has faced her own health struggles and a battle with scoliosis which cut her dance career dreams short.

Famous husband

Georgie Parker has been acting for years and it seems a penchant for the silver screen runs in the family.

The actress is married to famous scriptwriter and author Steve Worland.

The pair tied the knot in 1999 and later welcomed a daughter named Holly in 2000.

Steve is best known for penning the beloved 2014 Australian family film Paper Planes, which stars Avatar actor Sam Worthington.

He has also published three novels and features in the credits for the 2002 thriller Swimfan starring Jesse Bradford, Erika Christensen, Shiri Appleby and Jason Ritter.

Throwback snaps

Georgie is no stranger to posting a glam throwback snap to Instagram.

The actress has enjoyed an illustrious career which has seen her star in TV, musical theatre and a The Wiggles music video.

Georgie played Terri Sullivan on Australian medical drama All Saints from 1998 to 2005.

In 2006, she appeared in the music video for The Wiggles hit Racing to the Rainbow.

Previously, Georgie's dance career dreams were cut short by her scoliosis diagnosis.

Scoliosis battle

When her Home and Away character Roo was recovering from kidney donor surgery, Georgie was forthcoming about her own health struggles.

The actress was diagnosed with scoliosis when she was 13 years old.

Speaking about the condition – which curves and twists the spine – to Body+Soul in 2020, Georgie revealed she had "lost about three inches in height" as a result.

In 2017, she told Now To Love: "It impacts me on a daily basis and I just have to stay fit to keep my back as functional as possible.

"I've never resented [having scoliosis] and it's made me realise how lucky I am that, while I have this significant challenge, I can still live my life pretty much how I want to."

Home and Away airs on Channel 5 in the UK.

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