Played by Ada Nicodemou
One of Summer Bay's favourite daughters, Leah arrived in town leaving a fiancée jilted at the altar! Coming from a traditional Greek background, Leah had her husband hand-picked for her. Her father had prepared a huge wedding for his daughter, but when it came down to it, Leah knew she wasn't in love with the man she was about to marry, so she did what any true romantic would do: she did a runner.
Leah has a confidence about her that makes her shine. She's easy going and fun loving. She’s passionate about life and will cry at the smallest injustice and boy, can she talk! But she is also a good listener and she will always provide a shoulder to lean on.
Leah sold her share of the Diner to Roman so that she could join her husband Dan, in America. Tragically he died in a climbing accident. He was trying to help one of his students and fell to his death. The father of the student gave Leah a large amount of money and she tried to create a place for the kids to hang out called The Den, which is something Dan would have loved. Sadly it was not financially viable, so now she has joined forces with Irene and Roman in the Diner. She is almost ready for a new relationship and felt some chemistry with Miles, but he chose Kirsty.
Relationship status: Widowed
Past relationships: Was previously married to Vinnie, whom Leah chose not to join in the Witness Protection Program, after initially being told he had died. She was briefly with Peter before marrying Dan.
Family: Has three brothers. She has a son from her previous marriage, VJ, and treated Dan’s son, Ryan, as one of her own until he moved to America with his mother Amanda.
Friends: Leah is particularly close to Rachel and still stays in touch with Sally. She carried Sally and Flynn’s baby, Pippa, when she found out they couldn’t have kids.
Living arrangements: Leah has V.J at home plus Charlie and Ruby Buckton.
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