After joining the soap opera in 1993, Home and Away actress Lynne McGranger has been playing Irene Roberts in Summer Bay for for 30 years.
Although the celebrity is recognized for her long, wavy red hair, in the 1990s, she sported a short, blonde pixie cut that made her virtually unrecognizable.
In reality, Lynne took over for Jacqy Phillips, who portrayed Irene from 1991 to 1992.
Irene and Alisa fight in the storeroom in a clip from the “early years” that a fan discovered. Fans were astounded by Lynne’s transformation from 1994 to the present.
“I’ve always imagined Irene to have dark red hair. How long was she blonde?” a supporter questioned.
One viewer commented, “I love this fight,” and another added, “You can tell Irene’s been stuffing that up for a while can’t you hahaha.”
An ex-member of the crew also revealed some fascinating behind-the-scenes information, revealing that the majority of the items in the backdrop were given away for free.
“Bread was used for restaurant cuisine because of how fresh it was; it arrived at the loading dock every week. We always gave away a lot since we had too much, they wrote.
“The Stewart’s shop merchandise was kept in a separate storeroom off set for the Art Department. In terms of design, it was one of my favorite sets.
Irene may be seen performing a country song during a “Talent Quest Nite” in another video that was posted on social media.
The diva, who was dressed in tight white minidress, boots, and a big cowboy hat, grasped the microphone and gave the performance her all.
She’s at it once more! The admirer remarked, “Wonder whether Lynne McGranger still recalls the lyrics.
Actually forgetting about these scenes, a different supporter chimed in.
“They wouldn’t act in such a manner today. Would be too silly and lighthearted,” another person wrote.
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