Olympia Valance (born 7 January 1993) is an Australian model and actress, known for her role as Paige Smith in the soap opera Neighbours.
In March 2014, it was announced that Valance would make her acting debut in the long-running soap opera Neighbours as Paige Smith. Valance had been
a successful model prior to her casting and won the role after going through a long audition process, which included four call-backs. Her half-sister Holly
previously appeared in the show as Felicity “Flick” Scully from 1999 until 2002. Valance was initially contracted for three years and she made her screen
debut as Paige on 2 June 2014. Valance’s portrayal of Paige earned her nominations for Most Popular New Talent at the Logie Awards and Best Daytime
Star at the Inside Soap Awards in 2015. She appeared in a documentary special celebrating the show’s 30th anniversary titled Neighbours 30th: The Stars
Reunite, which aired in Australia and the United Kingdom in March 2015.
In December 2014, Valance became the new face and body of UK lingerie brand Gossard. Of her role, she said “The last year has been a whirlwind and to
work with such an established name as Gossard is a dream come true. I absolutely love working on Neighbours and the fact that I am able to come over to
England and do an incredible campaign like this is a credit to the show’s following, both here and down under.”Valance has appeared in photo shoots for the
brand’s swimwear and lingerie collections, including their 2015 spring/summer campaign. In July 2015, she became an ambassador for the Australian
chocolate bar Cherry Ripe.
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