The actress appeared on the Australian soap opera three times but her newest role has shaken long-time character Alf Stewart who believed his wife Martha had died
On Home and Away, Belinda Giblin is having a terrible time as she loses faith that a kidney would become available for her donation.
Martha’s reappearance in 2018 generated tremendous turmoil for the soap’s patriarch, Alf Stewart, whose family had long assumed she was dead.
However, this isn’t the actress’ first performance on the Australian show; her previous appearance was in a very different character.
How old is Belinda and where is she from?
Sue Belinda Giblin was born on March 2, 1950, and is now 71 years old. She was born and raised in Tamworth, New South Wales.
Her parents’ names were Phyllis and Ted, and her father was a doctor and her mother was the director of the local theatrical society.
Ted Junior and Graham, two older brothers, and Allison, a younger sister, are the soap star’s siblings.
Her mother died of breast cancer when she was only 23, and her father died several years later at the age of 83.
How did Belinda get into acting?
When she was 17, Belinda was offered a scholarship to the Australian Ballet School, but she chose to study arts at the University of Sydney instead.
She dropped out of university after a year to pursue acting and went on to star in a number of soap operas.
She played Kay Webster in 1974’s The Box, Sister Sue Marriott in The Sullivans from 1977 until 1978 and Allison Carr in Sons and Daughters between 1985 and 1987.
Belinda made her first appearance on Home and Away back in 1991 as she took on the role of Cynthia Ross for 11 episodes.
She made a return to the show in 1998, this time playing Catherine Clements for one episode.
Her latest reappearance came in 2018 when she began playing Martha Stewart, the long-presumed dead wife of Alf St
Who is Belinda married to?
The actress dated a doctor who was 13 years her senior when she was 21 years old. They developed a “immediate rapport,” she said, and lived together for seven years until splitting up.
She claimed, however, that they stayed close and that he was a confidant and longtime friend to her.
Years later, at the age of 29, she met her spouse, set designer Axel Bartz. The two met while touring Adelaide with the play Bedroom Farce.
He was beautiful, Belinda added, with dark hair and chocolate eyes, and the two had a lot in common.
Their first child, a daughter named Romy, was born in 1981, and they married three years later. Nicholas was born to the couple after they were married.
The Home and Away star has said that she was warned against marrying someone in showbusiness as it could be difficult.
Belinda explained that she and her husband weren’t always working at the same time and were sometimes unemployed.
She described their marriage as “explosive” saying they could both be “pig-headed” and “anxious about survival”.