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Lauren Turner, nee Carpenter.

Neighbours who originally appeared from Episode 1852 - 16 February 1993 to Episode 2098 - 2 March 1994. It was announced that she would be returning in 2013, almost 20 years after she last appeared. She is the daughter of Lou Carpenter. She was originally played by Sarah Vandenbergh but from 2013 to 2017 was played by Kate Kendall. Lauren departed in Episode 7575 - 7 April 2017 but later returned for a guest stint from Episode 7614 - 1 June 2017 to Episode 7618 - 7 June 2017.


Lauren Carpenter was born in April 1973 the daughter of Lou Carpenter and his wife Kathy Carpenter.


Lauren turned up in February 1993 when her father Lou moved back to Ramsay Street. She had a relationship with Brad Willis in October 1993, they had first met when he was surfing and she was riding a horse. Lauren had rebellious tendencies. She was involved in a religious cult. Brad wed Beth Brennan in late 1993. and they left Erinsborough.

In March 1994, Lauren moved to Queensland. She was pregnant at the time with Brad's child.

1994-2013 - Time away from ErinsboroughEdit

Lauren left the baby with her mother Kathy Carpenter and Kathy had Lauren's daughter adopted, after telling Lauren that her daughter was dead. Paige was adopted by John Smith and Mary Smith. Paige had an adoptive brother Ethan Smith. Lauren met policeman Matt Turner as soon as she gave up Paige and she was soon pregnant. She married Matt. In February 1995, a baby boy Mason Turner was born. Lauren and Matt had 2 more children, Amber Turner in 1996 and Bailey Turner in 1997.


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Lauren Carpenter in 1993.

In 2013, Lauren and Matt Turner moved to Ramsay Street, where Lauren had lived 19 years earlier. Lauren told Lucy Robinson that when she left Erinsborough in March 1994, she was pregnant with Brad Willis' child.

Memorable infoEdit

Birthday: 16th April 1973

Full Name: Lauren Turner


Father Lou Carpenter

Mother Kathy Carpenter

Siblings Guy Carpenter, Ling Mai Chan (half, same father)

Grandfathers Arthur Carpenter

Spouse Matt Turner (1995-2015), Brad Willis (2016-)

Children Paige Smith (1994), Mason Turner (1995), Amber Turner (1996), Bailey Turner (1997)

Uncles/Aunts Brenda Riley

Grandchildren Matilda Turner, Gabriel Smith

Residences Edit


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