Born January 29, 1985 in Melbourne, 19 year old Isabel Lucas plays mystery girl Tasha Andrews, or 'Jane Doe' in Home &
Isabel and her family moved from Melbourne to live in Switzerland for a year (her mother is Swiss and she can speak Swiss)
when she was 6 years old. Her family moved back to Melbourne and soon after moved up to North Queensland. For three years
she attended Kakadu National Park School, in a country town of only 1,000 people. She attended the school for three years
which was made up of aboriginal and white children- she described herself as a 'wild bush child'.
They moved to Cairns
when she was 10 years of age, where she has lived until now. Isabel has had to make the move from North Queensland to Sydney
where she takes up her regular role on Home and Away. Isabel is still in Year 12 but has deferred her studies and is doing
the HSC over 2 years.
Isabel was involved in drama throughout school (courses through Victorian College of Arts and Queensland University of
Technology) but it wasn't until she was discovered that she went to auditions for roles. Isabel was 'found' by agent Sharron
Meissner when she was holidaying up in Cairns and who signed her up straight away when they met in 2002. Sharron put her up
for the role on Home and Away when Isabel was holidaying with her family in Melbourne over Christmas 2002.
Isabel first auditioned for the role of Kit Hunter (now played by Amy Mizzi), but Home and Away producer Julie McGauran
didn't feel it was the right role for her. At the same time Julie realised she couldn't let her go. The role of 'Jane Doe'
was devised especially for Isabel.
Isabel found out she got the role when her mum received a call whilst picking Isabel and her friend up from school and
they had to pull over to the side of the road.
'We found out when Home and Away rang mum on her mobile when she was driving.
Mum pulled over and I then got on the phone. I was so excited and we had a big family dinner that night to celebrate,' she
'I had been to a couple of auditions and never got through so I thought I will give it a go and my best shot not ever thinking
I would get it. It is such a great challenge for me, so I just want to stay open minded and learn as much as I can. I think
I am very lucky,' she says.
Isabel joins the show in a mysterious way when Max (Sebastian Elmaloglou) finds her on the rocks and the beach and thinks
she is a mermaid.
'I think she is quite alternative and different and such a mystery and it will be great to have more revealed as time goes
by,' she says.
Back at home, Isabel rides horses and has done so for the last 10 years - she has competed in dressage and show jumping.
She just loves animals!
She lives on acreage in Cairns with her family and loads of animals including, birds, guinea pigs, horses, dog and a cat.
She lists some of her favourite recording artists being Jack Johnson, Norah Jones and Ben Harper and her favourite actresses
being Nicole Kidman and Penelope Cruz.