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Greek Australian actress Rebekah Elmaloglou reveals benefits of having a ‘cultural mix’ at home

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Rebekah Elmaloglou rose to fame as ‘Sophie Simpson’ on Home and Away in 1990. Since then, she’s starred in a number of films and TV shows, now recognised for her role as Terese Willis on the long-running soap opera Neighbours

Speaking to The Daily Telegraph, the Sydney girl said she’s happy after making the move to a Federation property just north of Melbourne.

“I feel so lucky to still be here and have regular work. When we got tired of renting and being at the mercy of a landlord we thought, ‘let’s see if we can buy’.

Rebekah Elmaloglou became a household name during her early acting days.

“We only got into the market about four years ago and we couldn’t be happier,” says Rebekah. “We’re really homebodies and we take pride in our house. Also, being part Greek I love to entertain.”

With an English mother who was raised in Kenya and Greek father who spent his childhood in France, dinner parties at Rebekah’s house are an exotic affair.

“I’m really lucky to have such a great cultural mix. In my parent’s old house in Sydney they had a vine tree and we would pick the leaves and make dolmades.

“That vine came from a relative generations back — my parents have sold that house, but I have taken a few cuttings and I am hoping they will take root. I need to keep that tradition going.”

Elmaloglou left school at the age of 15 and trained at the Keane Kids studios in Sydney, where she studied acting, singing and dancing. Two of her brothers, Dominic and Sebastian Elmaloglou, have also appeared on Home and Away.

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