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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fabulous '80s "trash wallow"
5 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We used to call these opulent '80s mini-series "trash wallows." Unfortunately, they don't make them like this anymore. And I don't think anybody ever equaled the gigantic trash wallow of Return to Eden.

First of all, it's Australian, with one gorgeous hunk after another - that in itself made it worth sitting through. Also it's an extreme makeover story before there were REAL extreme makeovers on reality TV. And this one's a doozie. Ugly, matronly, but loaded with cash, our heroine marries a hubba-hubba who, enamored with someone else (like five minutes after the wedding), throws his wife to the crocodiles. Maimed, she survives with the help of an old man and a handsome plastic surgeon who works wonders and falls for her in the bargain. She then becomes the toast of the modeling world and seeks her revenge.

It's really too good. I own it.

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