Birth Name: Melissa George
Birth Place: Australia
Melissa George was born in Perth, Australia, on Aug. 6, 1976. She took an unusual path to show business, with childhood dance lessons leading to a sports career on the competitive roller-skating circuit, where she became a national champion. That exposure led to the fresh-faced teen being "discovered" for modeling work, and after snagging the title of Western Australia's Teenage Model of the Year at age 16, she was cast on the popular nighttime soap "Home and Away." George quickly became a fan favorite with her portrayal of runaway Angel, and during the course of her three-year run on the show, her character went from disheveled new girl in town to the center of the series: a teen single mot...
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