Melissa Bell Biography
|Date of Birth:||1972 , November-7|
|Age:||46 years old|
|Profession||Actress, Fashion Designer|
|Married to||Jason Redlich (m. 1996; div. 1998), Gary Dickinson (m. 2000; died 2016)|
|Divorce||Yes (once in 1998)|
|TV Show||Paradise Beach (1993), Water Rats (1996) and Home and Away (1988) etc.|
Melissa Bell is an Australian actress and fashion designer who is popular for her role as Lucy Robinson in "Neighbour," a role she has been playing frequently since 1991. She appeared in soap operas at the beginning of her career and later became a fashion designer. She started selling kaftans and party wear from a boutique that she has in Double Bay.
Early Life And Education of Melissa Bell
Melissa Bell was born on 7 November 1972, in Australia which is also known as the “land down under." She was born under the star sign of Scorpio which defines her as a strong-willed, passionate, intelligent, jealous, possessive and secretive person. Her ethnicity is White, and as far as her nationality is concerned, she is Australian. Due to her private nature, she hasn’t revealed information about her parents and siblings.
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Melissa Bell’s Career
Melissa Bell started her career as an actress in early 90s. She acted in projects such as Paradise Beach (1993), Water Rats (1996) and Home and Away (1988). She is primarily a soap opera actor who has contributed to the soap opera E Street in the guest role of Janine.
Bell left her role as Lucy in Neighbours to return to E Street to play as the new character, Bonnie Tait. After E Street ended, she made her frequent appearances to Neighbours. She was a frequent guest of the show since 1991 and she took a break from the show from 1995. After over a decade, she made her come back to the show, however, she again disappeared from the show before she returned to the show in 2013. Since then, she has been a frequent show cast.
Adding to this, she also played as Emily Harris in the soap opera Paradise Beach. Later, she made her appearances in many lifestyles programs such as Celebrity Overhaul.
Lately, she has also started working as a fashion designer. As a fashion designer, she has sold kaftans and party wear from a boutique in Double Bay.
Melissa Bell’s Net Worth
Melissa Bell is an actor who has been active in acting for over two and a half decades. She earns a good amount of money where according to the sources, an average actor earns around $21 per hour. The source further said an actor might earn $43,680 salary annually.
Following her bitter divorce from her second husband, she spent over AU$100,000 on cosmetic surgeries due to a disorder which made her obsessive about her looks. She has done surgeries that include breast operations, liposuction and implanted a balloon into her stomach to suppress her appetite.
Melissa Bell’s Personal Life
Melissa Bell is currently single and unmarried. But she was in a happily married relationship with her husband before he passed away in 2016. Bell was married twice in the past. She married her first husband Jason Redlich in 1996 but they divorced two years later in 1998. The couple gave birth to a son before their separation.
Two years after her divorce in 2000, she married Gary Dickinson, Together they were blessed with 3 children and lived in Goal Coast which is a beach town in Queensland. They were living happily before the fate struck the couple in November 2015 when her husband Dickinson suffered a heart attack that left him in a coma. He was 57 years old at that time and two months later on 13 February 2016. Since then she has been living a single life with her children.