Hollyoaks residents recently bid farewell to Marnie Nightingale.
The Salon De Thé owner recently passed away following a massive fire, with family and friends struggling to come to terms with their loss.
Actress Lysette Anthony became a fan favorite of the Channel 4 soap after joining in 2016, but following her shock ax from the programme, her exit left many viewers devastated.
Like her on-screen persona, Lysette’s life has been just as interesting – from a forgotten Hollywood role, to Hollywood fame and a surprise connection to rock star Bryan Adams and his hit song Summer of ’69. .
Hollyoaks shock exit
Fans were devastated recently when popular Hollyoaks character Marnie Nightingale was killed after collapsing from an injury following the village explosion.
Marnie Hollyoaks’ shocking exit caused an outpouring of emotion from viewers on social media, with one fan saying, “The show won’t be the same without you. Thank you for giving us one of the best characters and for personally helping me realize that it’s going to be an individual through your portrayal.”
A second commented: “They made a huge mistake, you were one of the best characters Hollyoaks has ever seen. You are fabulous and we will miss each other.”
A third viewer added, “Marnie is one of the best characters the show has ever had and I will miss her and you so much. Don’t forget you have all the love from all of us here.”
Lysette has since paid tribute to her character on social media, blowing a kiss at the camera in a video and telling fans “my heart is broken” after leaving the soap.
However, this was not the actresses’ first role on the soap, as in 2008 and 2009 the star also made a guest appearance as Yvonne Summers for two episodes.
After Lysette Anthony’s dramatic exit from Hollyoaks, the star went on a rant against soap bosses, claiming she had suffered “18 months of hell”.
During the rant, she lashed out at the decision to end her character’s run on the show, suggesting the executives were trying to “cancel” it.
Before her ax from the soap, her co-star Rachel Adedeji left Hollyoaks after four years, accusing the production of behind-the-scenes racism.
However, shortly afterwards, Lysette was publicly called out on Twitter by former star Charlie Clapham, who shared messages she had sent in a group chat after he and Amanda Clapham, who played Holly Cunningham, got together. be manifested in favor of Rachel.
Lysette had said in the posts: “..sorry but we won’t have any work to come back to if this stuff keeps airing x”.
She had also described Charlie and Amanda as “bitter” and said they had “a traitorous vibe”.
The star deleted her Twitter account shortly after, but spoke out against soap bosses in an Instagram video about the treatment she’s received since and the decision to ax her character, saying, “Word to the wise … “apparently”… sucks on that.. because I’m surrounded by lawyers – thank GOD!
“After 18 months of humiliation, hell; Gagged, silenced, suspended, fined.. oh, I have a story to tell.”
She added: “And regarding the DISGUSTING sign you FORCED me to wear for 18 months.. May you rot in hell…
“I was warned while speaking that I could never work in television again. Ok. Alright. I’m retiring. Fuck you.. my days of abuse are OVER. SHAME ON YOU”
Long before Lysette played Marnie Nightingale, the star rose to fame as a model, before making her mark in the acting world.
She then made her acting debut in the 1982 TV movie Ivanhoe, before rising to prominence in such television series as Auf Wiedersein Pet, Dark Shadows, Cluedo, Night and Day and Three Up, Two Down.
The star also had a rival soap opera role on Coronation Street in 2010, when she made a guest appearance as Lydia Radcliffe for one episode.
However, Lysette is also fondly remembered for her Hollywood films, including Robinson Crueso and Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.
She also starred alongside comedy legends Leslie Nielsen and Mel Brooks in the 1996 horror parody Dracula: Dead and Loving it, as Lucy Westenra.
Link Bryan Adams
Music fans were introduced to Lysette Anthony long before she shot to Hollywood stardom, as she has a not-so-hidden connection to rock star Bryan Adams.
In the clip from the hit record Summer of ’69, Lysette can be seen waking up Bryan Adams after falling asleep in front of a movie screen, and telling his father at the end of the video that he was “nobody”. when asked who Bryan was.
The actress also appeared as the love of Bryan Adam’s life in his memorable music videos for Run to You, Somebody and Heaven.
Away from the limelight, Lysette has been married twice – first to Dutch artist Luc Leestemaker from 1990 to 1995.
However, while filming Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Lysette also found romance as well as fame with director David Price.
She later divorced Luc Leestemaker and married David Price in 1999, but the couple divorced four years later in 2003.
Lysette also dated composer Simon Boswell from 2004 to 2010, with whom she has two children called James and Jack.
Hollyoaks airs weekdays on Channel 4 at 6.30pm, followed by first look episodes on E4 at 7pm
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