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Faye Smythe


South African-born Faye Smythe immigrated down under with her family at age 11. In 2005 she joined the cast of Shortland Street. Five years as nurse Tania Jeffries saw her character beat an addiction to prescription drugs, an abusive relationship and a marriage derailed by a partner who got her sister pregnant. In 2011, Smythe made her movie debut in comedy Love Birds, playing the woman who dumps Rhys Darby's character. Since then, the qualified personal trainer has appeared in mainly Australian productions, including award-winning feature West of Sunshine and drama series Bad Mothers, as workaholic policewoman Faith Delgado.

When it comes to clothing, she'll just trust me, and when it comes to acting or photography, I'll completely trust Faye. Faye Smythe's sister Jade, who worked with her on Shortland Street (in the wardrobe department)