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Lisa Crittenden


At age 17, Melbourne-raised Lisa Crittenden played daughter to Ilona Rodgers on Australian TV hit The Sullivans. A decade later, she shot into Kiwi screen history thanks to soap Shortland Street. As hard-bitten chief nurse Carrie Burton, she uttered a much quoted line mentioning Guatemala in the soap's first 10 minutes on air. The following year she had triplets on the show, and sang on successful spin-off single 'Keeping Up the Love Thing'. After acting in Cover Story and short film Black Bitch, Crittenden returned to Australia with her Kiwi husband. Her CV includes roles in Aussie hits Prisoner and Sons and Daughters.

You're not in Guatemala now Doctor Ropata. The immortal line uttered by Director of Nursing Carrie Burton (Lisa Crittenden) in Shortland Street's very first episode, on 25 May 1992