Gina Liano joins Neighbours

The real housewives of Erinsborough are about to be taken on by The Real Housewives of Melbourne’s most controversial star Gina Liano when she joins Neighbours in an upcoming guest role.

The flamboyant barrister, author and socialite commenced filming this week playing Mary Smith, the adopted mother of Olympia Valance’s character Paige.

Gina’s long-time friendship with Olympia’s mother Tania puts her in good stead to play her adoptive mother in her first acting role having known the blossoming star since she was a baby.

“I’m thrilled, I think it will be a lot of fun.  It’s a new experience and I love a challenge,” said Gina who has just released her autobiography and is basking in the success of second series of The Real Housewives of Melbourne.