Anne Haddy enjoyed a healthy amount of international regard for her work on the Australian soap opera Neighbours. The show, which started airing in 1985, went on to gain a fan base worldwide. For her part, Haddy played the popular character Helen Daniels from the first season until 1997, when she was forced to leave the show, due to deteriorating health. Haddy started in the entertainment field at age 17, in radio shows. She had also appeared in a handful of films, but none that earned her any acclaim equal to Neighbours. She was married to fellow Aussie performer James Condon. She died at age 68, on June 6, 1999, after a long battle with cancer.