She found fame aged just eight when she made her debut as Hannah Martin on Neighbours. Now, nearly 25 years on, actress Rebecca Ritters is leading a very different life. Having left the world of soap stardom behind her, the 32-year-old works as a broadcast journalist and producer for Deutsche Welle in Berlin.
A photo on her Twitter account shows Rebecca sipping on a glass of red wine and she reads a German newspaper. Prior to working for Deutsche Welle, the former child star worked on ABC News Breakfast having taken on a job at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.
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Rebecca Ritters now works in Berlin as a broadcast journalist and producer for Deutsche Welle
Fans will remember Rebecca as the young daughter of Philip and Julie Martin. She was an integral part of the hit soap for seven years, and after leaving in 1999, she returned to make a cameo appearance when Neighbours celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2005.
Her character first appeared in Erinsborough in 1992 when her family arrived for the funeral of Todd Landers – and she certainly had a lot to contend with during her time on the soap, from a foiled abduction, to the deaths of her grandad Jim Robinson and her mother Julie, who was tragically killed when she feel from a balcony. Hannah also had her heart broken when crush Billy Kennedy (Jesse Spencer) turned her down.
She made her debut as Hannah Martin in Neighbours in 1992 when she was eight
After leaving the soap, Rebecca did try her hand at acting in the UK and toured with the British Shakespeare Company before enjoying a brief role as backpacker Jules Robinson on Coronation Street.
She then turned her hand to modelling before going to university in 2011 to study for a BA in Politics and International Relations.