Here's what the cast of 'The Sleepover Club' look like now
So come on and sleep oh-uh-oh-over
By Samantha McMeekin
September 21 2020
There are plenty of shows from our childhood that are hard to forget, especially if they had a catchy theme song.
And while we once liked to pretend that Blue Water High was a real option for schooling and that if we swam just like Ocean Girl maybe we'd befriend a humpback whale too, the reality is the tween actors portraying our favourite fictional friends were real people. And real people grow up.
Now, if you were a young Australian adolescent in the early '00s, chances are you were familiar with a TV show called The Sleepover Club. The after-school special followed the lives and ~dramas~ of five female friends; Rosie, Lyndz, Kenny, Frankie and Fliss. It was the superior version of The Babysitter's Club (fight us) and took us through the triumphs and turmoils of being a 14-year-old-ish teen, with almost every problem evolving around a themed slumber party.
Despite Rosie having a thick English-accent, the entire cast was made up of Aussies and so we decided to track them down and see whether the slicked-back ponytails and bleached tips were still intact.
Francesca "Frankie" Thomas
Played by: Caitlin Stasey
Perhaps one of the few faces you'll still recognise, Stasey went on to act in Neighbours as well as the 2010 film, Tomorrow, When The War Began. She most recently starred in legal drama series, For The People, and despite the coming and going of a fringe, her chestnut brown hair and natural makeup looks have been a mainstay.
Kendra "Kenny" Tan
Played by: Hannah Wang
Kenny was the 'sporty one' and if you too always bagged Mel C as your Spice Girl of choice, she was probably your favourite character. Fast forward to 2020 and Wang resides in Bali where her hair is lighter and her freckles shine.
Played by: Eliza Taylor
She may have played an aspiring journalist on the show, but Taylor stuck to her acting roots in real life. First to Neighbours and then onto LA, it was 2013 when she was cast a life-changing role as a lead character in post-apocalyptic drama series The 100. She's also since had many looks, from a platinum blonde bob to long brunette locks, but has remained recognisable thanks to her iconic Marilyn Monroe beauty spot.
Lyndsey "Lyndz" Collins
Played by: Basia A'Hern
After a few years on TV, including a stint on Mcleod's Daughters, A'Hern ended up behind the camera as a Post Producer. She's also ditched her natural hair colour in favour of a platinum blonde lob.
Felicity "Fliss" Sidebotham
Played by: Ashleigh Chisholm
Chisolm bucked the Neighbours trend and appeared on Home & Away instead before focusing on her singing and dancing talents through a series of cruise liners and stage productions. She still has the same wavy blonde hair from the early '00s and Chisolm, if you're reading this, we'd love a breakdown of your skin care routine.
Played by: Ashleigh Brewer
She may have been a sub-character that didn't deserve a 'real' last name, but Brewer went on to great things post-The Sleepover Club. We're talking the ultimate drama trifecta: Neighbours, Home & Away AND The Bold and the Beautiful. She also once roomed with fellow Neighbours co-star and now Hollywood royalty, Margot Robbie.
Played by: Ryan Corr
It wouldn't be a '00s Australian tween drama without Ryan Corr. Honestly, how did he find the time between this, Blue Water High and Silver Sun? The spiky frosted tips may be gone, but the acting skills stuck. You can catch Corr in Aussie dramas Packed to the Rafters, Love Child and thriller, Wolf Creek 2.