We're Absolutely Polar Opposites
New Idea|November 26, 2018
We're Absolutely Polar Opposites

Emily Symons Reflects On The Joys Of Her Role Of A Lifetime.

Jackie Brygel

When it comes to small screen characters with a style all their own, Summer Bay’s long-time resident Marilyn has few equals. From the moment the bubbly former hairdresser, played by actress Emily Symons, first moved into town some 29 years ago, she’s delighted viewers the world over with her love of all things leopard-print, sequinned and colourful.

But what many may not know is that Emily’s personal style couldn’t be more different from that of her alter ego. “We’re absolutely polar opposites, in the sense that I never wear colour,” laughs Emily. “I’m constantly teased for always wearing black. I’m not very adventurous either, so I would never wear a print with colour and leopard, and I wear very minimal jewellery.


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November 26, 2018