Emily Symons is an Australian actress born 10 August 1969 (aged 48) and most popular for her role of Marilyn Chambers on the show.


Her first high-profile role was in Australian soap opera Richmond Hill. After Richmond Hill, Symons auditioned for another Australian drama, Home and Away, where she won the role of Marilyn Chambers whom she played from 1989 until 1992, reprising the role in 1995 until 1999 – with a brief appearance in 2001. She also hosted the Channel 7 music program Video Smash Hits.

After starring in a string of pantomimes in England, Symons decided to move there. She played the role of barmaid Louise Appleton in the ITV1 soap opera Emmerdale from 2001–2008. She was also a contestant in the 2007 series of Dancing on Ice, but was voted out in the semi-final against Duncan James.

Symons has now returned to Australia permanently, and again resumed playing Home and Away's Marilyn from episode 5035 which aired 19 March 2010 in Australia.