Why Kimberley Davies wasn’t in star-studded Neighbours finale

REVEALED: The real reason ’90s bombshell Kimberley Davies wasn’t in the star-studded Neighbours finale – despite playing one of the soap’s most memorable characters

The star-studded Neighbours finale saw many of the show’s most iconic characters return to Ramsay Street, including Kylie Minogue and Holly Valance.

But one famous face who was noticeably absent from the episode was Kimberley Davies, who played blonde bombshell Annalise Hartman.

Despite briefly reprising her role as Annalise in 2005 for Neighbours’ 20th anniversary, the now 49-year-old actress was nowhere to be seen during Thursday’s finale.

Neighbours fans were shocked when Kimberley Davies wasn't included in the soap's finale episode this week. Kimberley pictured in 2012

Neighbours fans were shocked when Kimberley Davies wasn’t included in the soap’s finale episode this week. Kimberley pictured in 2012

According to Private Sydney, Kimberley was asked by producers to return for the special farewell episode, but declined. 

The publication claims that the beauty has moved on from the spotlight and is now focused on her decorating business in Melbourne and her family with model-turned-doctor husband Jason Harvey.

Kimberley starred on Neighbours from 1993 to 1996, before leaving Ramsay Street for Hollywood.

Some of her most memorable storylines included dating the much older Lou Carpenter when her character was just 17, trying to seduce one of her teachers, and being stood up at the altar when her husband-to-be decided to become a priest.

Kimberley declined an offer to return for the show's finale, and is now focused on her design business and raising her family with model-turned-doctor husband Jason Harvey. Kimberley and Jason pictured together in 2012

Kimberley declined an offer to return for the show’s finale, and is now focused on her design business and raising her family with model-turned-doctor husband Jason Harvey. Kimberley and Jason pictured together in 2012

She managed to have some success in the States, making appearances on Friends and Ally McBeal, and starring in Aaron Spelling’s short-lived night time soap Pacific Palisades.

She later appeared on a number of reality shows, including Celebrity Circus, Dancing with the Stars, and the UK version of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! 

Back in the ’90s, Kimberley became a staple in men’s magazines, gracing the cover of FHM, Maxim, Loaded and many more.

Some of her most memorable storylines as bombshell Annalise Hartman included dating the much older Lou Carpenter when her character was just 17 years old

Some of her most memorable storylines as bombshell Annalise Hartman included dating the much older Lou Carpenter when her character was just 17 years old

Annalise was also stood up at the altar when her husband-to-be decided to become a priest

Annalise was also stood up at the altar when her husband-to-be decided to become a priest

At the height of her fame, she even covered Australian Vogue and released her own workout video in the UK.

Many fans will also remember her iconic ’90s Tim Tam commercial.

These days, Kimberley lives a much quieter life outside of the spotlight.

She’s been married to orthopaedic surgeon Jason Harvey for more than 20 years and the couple have three children together.

Back in the '90s, Kimberley became a staple in men's magazines, gracing the cover of FHM, Maxim, Loaded and many more

Back in the ’90s, Kimberley became a staple in men’s magazines, gracing the cover of FHM, Maxim, Loaded and many more

The blonde bombshell was often touted as Australia's answer to Pamela Anderson. Pictured in 1994

The blonde bombshell was often touted as Australia’s answer to Pamela Anderson. Pictured in 1994

Kimberley hasn’t acted on TV since the 20th anniversary special of Neighbours in 2005.

That same year, she also had a part in the straight-to-DVD flick Death to the Supermodels, alongside Jaime Pressly and Brooke Burns.

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

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.

Kimberley's character Annalise Hartman is considered to be one of the most famous female characters from the soap's entire run

Kimberley’s character Annalise Hartman is considered to be one of the most famous female characters from the soap’s entire run

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.

These days, Kimberley lives a much quieter life outside of the spotlight. The 49-year-old is pictured during her last red carpet appearance back in December, 2014.

These days, Kimberley lives a much quieter life outside of the spotlight. The 49-year-old is pictured during her last red carpet appearance back in December, 2014.

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