How Neighbours stars bared all for racy men’s mags over the years

Ramsay Street’s raunchiest residents! Neighbours stars bared ALL for racy men’s mags during the soap’s heyday – including Holly Valance, Emma Harrison and Nicola Charles

Neighbours launched the careers of some of Australia’s biggest talents, from Margot Robbie and Kylie Minogue to Natalie Imbruglia and Delta Goodrem.

And the Aussie soap was also famous for its stunning female cast, with many of the stars unafraid to dabble in modelling during their time on the show.

From FHM covers to Playboy centerfolds, many of Ramsay Street’s raunchy residents were more than happy to embrace the men’s mags that were popular throughout the 1990s and 2000s. 

The stars of Neighbours fully embraced the men's mag culture while the show was airing in the 1990s and 2000s. Holly Valance is pictured on the cover of FHM

The stars of Neighbours fully embraced the men’s mag culture while the show was airing in the 1990s and 2000s. Holly Valance is pictured on the cover of FHM

Holly Candy (née Valance), who played Flick Scully on the soap, is arguably the most popular cover girl from that era.

The stunner graced the cover of FHM multiple times during her heyday, before later appearing nude in the music video for her hit single ‘Kiss Kiss’.

She did the lads’ mag circuit for years after leaving Neighbours, before eventually hanging up her crown for a more conservative lifestyle with billionaire husband Nick Candy.

Long before Holly, it was Emma Harrison who was the reigning queen of provocative pictorials.

Holly Candy (née Valance), who played Flick Scully on the soap, is arguably the most popular cover girl from that era

Holly Candy (née Valance), who played Flick Scully on the soap, is arguably the most popular cover girl from that era

The busty blonde got her start as the bubbly Joanna Hartman on Neighbours in 1995, but launched a full-fledged career as a professional glamour model after departing the soap in 1997.

Emma modelled in FHH, Ralph, Maxim, Loaded, Inside Sport and more, and even got her gear off in the 1997 issue of Australian Playboy. 

Years later, she would admit that her confidence in front of the camera was all fake.

‘I’m more confident in my forties than I was in my twenties, which sounds strange but I was completely faking it back then – it was all pretend,’ she told Woman’s Day in 2015.

Long before Holly, it was the busty Emma Harrison (pictured) who was the reigning queen of provocative pictorials

Long before Holly, it was the busty Emma Harrison (pictured) who was the reigning queen of provocative pictorials

Emma got her gear off for Australian Playboy in 1997

The bombshell was joined by Home and Away's Isla Fisher for this joint cover

The busty blonde got her start as the bubbly Joanna Hartman on Neighbours in 1995, but launched a full-fledged career as a professional glamour model after departing the soap in 1997

‘I felt very self-conscious when I was younger, even when I was doing all those magazine shoots,’ she confessed.

‘They would style me and tell me to act sexy and hot, but I acted it – I didn’t feel it back then,’ she added.

Another ’90s favourite was Kimberley Davies, who played the villainous Annalise Hartman on Neighbours from 1993 to 1996.

At the height of her popularity, she was touted as Australia’s answer to Baywatch babe Pamela Anderson.

Another '90s favourite was Kimberley Davies (pictured), who was touted as Australia's answer to Pamela Anderson at the time

Another ’90s favourite was Kimberley Davies (pictured), who was touted as Australia’s answer to Pamela Anderson at the time

Kimberley’s sultry appeal not only landed her multiple magazine covers, it also gave her a successful acting career in the States.

After leaving Neighbours, she appeared on Friends and Ally McBeal, and even fronted Aaron Spelling’s short-lived Melrose Place knock-off Pacific Palisades.

Breaking up Ramsay Street’s blonde bombshells was brunette beauty Nicola Charles.

She played the scandalous Sarah Beaumont on the series, who is best remembered as Dr Karl Kennedy’s first (but not last) extra-martial fling.

Breaking up Ramsay Street's blonde bombshells was brunette beauty Nicola Charles (pictured)

Breaking up Ramsay Street’s blonde bombshells was brunette beauty Nicola Charles (pictured)

Sarah’s good looks helped her profile soar in the UK, where she was voted by readers to be the 2nd Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM’s annual list in 1998 and again in 1999.

Outside of FHM, she appeared topless on the cover of Loaded magazine. 

Since leaving Neighbours full-time in 1999, Nicola has set up her own business working with claims and insurance and penned several books.

Sarah's good looks helped her profile soar in the UK, where she was voted by readers to be the 2nd Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM's annual list in 1998 and again in 1999

Sarah’s good looks helped her profile soar in the UK, where she was voted by readers to be the 2nd Sexiest Woman in the World in FHM’s annual list in 1998 and again in 1999

Sarah dared to bare in this raunchy photoshoot, donning nothing but a fur coat

Sarah dared to bare in this raunchy photoshoot, donning nothing but a fur coat

After Karl cheated on Susan Kennedy with sexy secretary Sarah, he would go on to stray again with Izzy Hoyland, played by Natalie Bassingthwaighte.

While Natalie is best known for her music career with the Rogue Traders, she did dabble in glamour modelling by gracing the cover of FHM in 2009.

Imogen Bailey, who played Nicola West in 2008, had a much bigger career as a centerfold than an actress, modelling for FHM, Maxim, Zoo, Ralph and more.

Actress Nicky Whelan has appeared in Maxim magazine and covered Inside Sport (pictured)

Actress Nicky Whelan has appeared in Maxim magazine and covered Inside Sport (pictured)

Imogen Bailey (pictured), who played Nicola West in 2008, had a much bigger career as a centerfold than an actress, modelling for FHM, Maxim, Zoo, Ralph and more

Imogen Bailey (pictured), who played Nicola West in 2008, had a much bigger career as a centerfold than an actress, modelling for FHM, Maxim, Zoo, Ralph and more

Die-hard Neighbours fans may remember the gorgeous Carmella Cammeniti, played by Natalie Blair.

Her relationship with Connor O’Neill made her a fan favourite, earning her the Logie for Most Popular New Female Talent in 2005.

Despite this, she was bumped from the cover of FHM’s 2007 issue for former child star Nikki Webster, who posed for the magazine to mark her 18th birthday.

Neighbours wrapped up on Thursday night after 37 years on air.

Natalie Bassingthwaighte, who played Izzy Hoyland, took the plunge and finally posed for FHM in 2009

Natalie Bassingthwaighte, who played Izzy Hoyland, took the plunge and finally posed for FHM in 2009

Natalie Blair (top left) was bumped from the main cover of FHM for former child star Nikki Webster (pictured), who was posing to celebrate her 18th birthday at the time

Natalie Blair (top left) was bumped from the main cover of FHM for former child star Nikki Webster (pictured), who was posing to celebrate her 18th birthday at the time

Margot Robbie, Kylie Minogue, Guy Pearce, Jason Donovan, Natalie Imbruglia and Holly Valance are among the celebrities who returned to fictional Ramsay Street to appear in the send-off of the Melbourne-based drama that helped launch their careers in acting and music.

Robbie, Imbruglia and Valance made remote video appearances.

The program was once a major hit in Australia and a bigger success in Britain, but has fallen victim to waning ratings in recent years.

The closing scenes saw the residents celebrating the wedding of Toadie (Ryan Moloney) and Melanie (Lucinda Cowden), with some characters preparing to move away from their beloved Ramsay Street.

Despite having a squeaky clean image throughout her career, former Neighbours star Delta Goodrem (pictured) posed for Maxim in 2020 at age 35

Despite having a squeaky clean image throughout her career, former Neighbours star Delta Goodrem (pictured) posed for Maxim in 2020 at age 35 

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