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Gold Logie winner Rebecca Gibney is almost unrecognisable as a teen model in the 1980s  

Guess who? This Gold Logie winner is almost unrecognisable as a teen model with a curly perm in the 1980s

She’s the Gold Logie winner who has appeared on Australian television screens for decades – but this star is almost unrecognisable in her 1980s modelling shot. 

In a throwback photo shared to Instagram on Friday, the New Zealand-born actress wore a mass of permed curls as was popular at the time – aged just 18, she was soon to become a famous face. 

She first rose to stardom in the 1980s as mechanic Emma Plimpton in the popular drama series The Flying Doctors. 

Guess who! In a throwback photo shared to Instagram on Friday, this New Zealand-born actress wore a mass of permed curls in a modelling shot taken in the 1980s when she was 18 

The actress then went on to star as Dr. Jane Halifax in Halifax f.p. which debuted in 1994 with  and continued until 2002. 

Appearing in films as well as TV, she also made her way over to Hollywood, too – in 2004 she appeared in Salem’s Lot, the movie adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.  

However of all her achievements, this actress is best known and loved for her role as Julie Rafter on Packed to the Rafters, between 2008 and 2013.

Claim to fame: She first rose to stardom in the 1980s as mechanic Emma Plimpton in the popular drama series The Flying Doctors. Pictured in 1988 with co-star Peter O'Brian

Claim to fame: She first rose to stardom in the 1980s as mechanic Emma Plimpton in the popular drama series The Flying Doctors. Pictured in 1988 with co-star Peter O’Brian 

Throwback: The actress then went on to star as Dr. Jane Halifax in Halifax f.p. which debuted in 1994 with and continued until 2002

Throwback: The actress then went on to star as Dr. Jane Halifax in Halifax f.p. which debuted in 1994 with and continued until 2002

The blonde beauty won the won the Gold Logie in 2009 for her work on the popular drama. 

The young girl in the photo is none other than Rebecca Gibney, now aged 55. 

Rebecca captioned the amusing throwback photo:  ‘I showed [my son] Zac this pic of me at 18. 

Look here! The young girl in the photo is none other than Rebecca Gibney, 55. Pictured 2019

Look here! The young girl in the photo is none other than Rebecca Gibney, 55. Pictured 2019

Winner: She is best known for her role of Julie Rafter on Packed to the Rafters between 2008 and 2013. Rebecca won the Gold Logie in 2009 for her work on the drama. Pictured in 2019

Winner: She is best known for her role of Julie Rafter on Packed to the Rafters between 2008 and 2013. Rebecca won the Gold Logie in 2009 for her work on the drama. Pictured in 2019

‘His comment? ‘What are you wearing?!?’ Okay dude – it was the ’80s and that was FASHION mate! (including the perm).’ 

Rebecca is soon to star in a Back to the Rafters reboot, and recently starred in the drama series Wanted. 

She has been married to production designer Richard Bell since 2001 and they have a son, Zac, 16.  

Family: She has been married to production designer Richard Bell since 2001 and they have a son, Zac, 16. All pictured

Family: She has been married to production designer Richard Bell since 2001 and they have a son, Zac, 16. All pictured 

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