Beloved Aussie TV icon Abigail - who shot to superstardom in Australia in the seventies with her role in hit soap Number 96 as well as a string of other memorable parts - has dramatically returned from self imposed exile, posting her first publicly available picture in well over a decade.
Years after she was last seen on TV or in public, Abigail has emerged from seclusion to post a photo online in support of same sex marriage. Now believed to be aged 72 - her biography states she was born in 1945 - Abigail's natural appeal and sunny beauty are still there to see as she offers a sweet smile in support of the cause.
When one fan snapped in response that he was voting no, Abigail diplomatically replied, 'It’s wonderful that we live in a country where we get to have a say ❣'.
British born, the actress became a household name in raunchy Number 96, but proved her versatility by achieving a major hit record with a cover of the breathy French sex anthem Je T'aime.
Her book Call Me Abigail reportedly sold 150,000 copies in its first two weeks of sale, and she went on to appear in the classic Alvin Purple comedy films.
The eighties and early nineties offered more success, with parts in Sons And Daughters, Neighbours and Chances. After fronting a TV weight loss advertising campaign, she then largely dropped from a view and has not been seen at any industry events, or been photographed, in many years.
She briefly re-emerged in the national consciousness after she was controversially stalked by a tabloid TV crew, who claimed she was living in a modest country sunday school building after the home she shared with her husband was damaged by floods.
Now she's back and smiling, we can only say welcome back, lovely lady, we've missed you!