Sheila Florance (Lizzie Birdsworth) THEN
Lizzie Birdsworth was sent to to the prison after being charged with the murder of four sheep shearers. She continually tries to escape and suffers with heart conditions which lead to multiple heart attacks. Eventually, it is realised that she is indeed innocent...
Sheila Florance (Lizzie Birdsworth) NOW
Sheila Florence passed away in 1991 at the age of 75. This came just after days after receiving an award for her role in A Woman's Tale. She was very much admired and loved. Her husband who she had been with the majority of the year always suffered with consequences of the war and he passed away almost ten years earlier.
Val Lehman (Bea Smith) THEN
Bea Smith was the top dog at the prison, a position nobody dared take form her. She was particularly protective of children and passionately hated anyone who had committed a crime against a child. She also had a vengeance against anybody who pushed drugs...
Val Lehman (Bea Smith) NOW
Val Lehman still remains mots well known for her stint on the show. But, she has continued her life on screen until fairly recently. In 2017 she took part in I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and then had a role in Neighbours and this year starred in Irreverent the Netflix show.
Jane Clifton (Margo Gaffney) THEN
Margo has a turbulent time inside Wentworth, she first appears when she's called upon to give a drastic haircut to Sharon Gilmour's hair. She starts as a character in the background of the show but reappears with a big part when she becomes involved in the protests.
Jane Clifton (Margo Gaffney) NOW
Jane Clifton's biggest role remains Prisoner On Cell Block H to this day. Yet, she has continued to be successful. She had never reached huge fame, but her career has been steadily successful. Her last role was in 2017 where she starred in the show Lost Gully Road.
Colette Man (Doreen Anderson) THEN
Doreen had a very troubled life before Wentworth, she was abused by her father and it resulted in her committing crimes to be able to cope. Doreen forged checks and credit cards and was sentenced to four years in prison. When she is released, she ends up briefly finding love and becoming pregnant.
Colette Man (Doreen Anderson) NOW
Colette Man (after starring on Prisoner On Cell Block H) starred in Neighbours, The Dish and most recently in 2021 the TV show Fisk. She's not only acted but also been a singer and a TV presenter as well as took part in theatre production.
Carol Burns (Franky Doyle) THEN
Franky Doyle was an inmate at Wentworth Detention Centre who was there due to robbery and murder. She was hard and uncaring for anyone else in the prison, looking out for herself only. She ended up being killed in a robbery attempt where she was shot by police for trying to run.
Carol Burns (Franky Doyle) NOW
Carol Burns sadly passed away in 2015 after suffering with cancer. She remains most well known for her role in Prisoner. She was married to Alan Lawrence, a British musician and composer. She had been a keen actress and devoted ten years particularly to theatre which she loved.