Return to Eden (1983)

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Stephanie Harper has it all - beauty, riches and a loving husband. That is, until her husband falls in love with her best friend. In order to get her money he pushes her off a boat and into... See full summary »

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Series cast summary:
Rebecca Gilling ...
 Stephanie Harper & Tara Welles (3 episodes, 1983)
James Reyne ...
 Greg Marsden (3 episodes, 1983)
 Jilly Stewart (3 episodes, 1983)
James Smilie ...
 Dan Marshall (3 episodes, 1983)
Olivia Hamnett ...
 Joanna Randall (3 episodes, 1983)
Nicole Pyner ...
 Sarah Harper (3 episodes, 1983)
Jayson Duncan ...
 Dennis Harper (3 episodes, 1983)
Jennifer Nairn-Smith ...
 Lisa (3 episodes, 1983)
Jackie Byrne ...
 Suzi (3 episodes, 1983)
Patricia Kennedy ...
 Katy Basklain (2 episodes, 1983)
 Jason Peebles (2 episodes, 1983)
Peter Gwynne ...
 Bill McMaster (2 episodes, 1983)
John Lee ...
 Phillip Stewart (2 episodes, 1983)
Charles McCallum ...
 Matey (2 episodes, 1983)
Charles Lathalu Yunipingu ...
 Christopher (2 episodes, 1983)
Steve Djati Yunipingu ...
 Sam (2 episodes, 1983)
Paul Freeman ...
 Jason's Assistant (2 episodes, 1983)
Harry Jervis ...
 Sgt. Jim Gully (2 episodes, 1983)


Stephanie Harper has it all - beauty, riches and a loving husband. That is, until her husband falls in love with her best friend. In order to get her money he pushes her off a boat and into the waiting jaws of a crocodile. However, she survives the attack and, although horribly disfigured, spends months under the operating table to have her face restored to a different beauty. Now, she returns to the city under a different name and with a different face to seek vengeance on her husband, who has told everyone she was taken by a crocodile, and is now waiting the 7-year legal waiting period until he can gain her money and marry her best friend. Now, she can have revenge... Written by Sam Yeo <>

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Release Date:

27 September 1983 (Australia)  »

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Return to Eden  »

Box Office


AUD 2,500,000 (estimated)

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| (3 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Tara Welles: I need an agent. Someone who can get me on the cover of Vogue in six months.
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References Gone with the Wind (1939) See more »

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Victims of Crododile Attacks Can be Supermodels Too
13 May 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon) – See all my reviews

I have very fond memories of watching this film every year during my childhood. This film has EVERYTHING! A frumpy, 40-something millionairess gets eaten by a crocodile, survives, pays for a very extensive plastic surgery & rehabilitation program with the money she gets from cashing in some opals at a pawn shop, and then become an international model. Choice scenes of edge-of-your-seat intrigue include her lunch date with Wendy Hughes, the woman who helped feed her to a crocodile. Fifteen pounds thinner with a Pat Benatar haircut, she is completely unrecognizable to her former best friend. Although Ms. Hughes does remark, "Hmm, Stephanie was a beer drinker...." Oh no! Two beer-drinking women in Australia! Do you think she knows?? Intrigue ensues.

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