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Cariba Heine
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Heine in 2012
Born (1988-10-01) 1 October 1988 (age 35)
Johannesburg, Transvaal, South Africa
  • Actress
  • dancer
Years active 2003–present

Cariba Heine (born 1 October 1988) is a South African-born Australian actress and dancer. She is known for her roles as Rikki Chadwick in the Network Ten show H2O: Just Add Water, Bridget Sanchez in the third series of Blue Water High, and Caroline Byrne in A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne.

Early life

Heine was born in Johannesburg to South African parents Michelle, a former showgirl, and Kevin Heine. She moved to Australia at the age of three with her parents and older brother Kyle (born 1985).



Her early days included training in jazz dance, tap dance, classical ballet, acrobatics and rhythmic gymnastics, and studying acting and singing at National Capital Acting School. She danced at her mother's dance school in Canberra, where she later attended Telopea Park School and St Clare's College. She was the youngest dancer to perform at the Stargazers Convention in Sydney, Australia. She was homeschooled to focus on her dance career, and performed in many stage productions, including a tour in the United States, where she featured in the music video for Will Young's song "Leave Right Now". After a serious hip injury, she was suggested to turn temporarily to acting by her manager.


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Cariba Heine at The Sapphires movie premiere in 2012

Heine began her acting career in 2006 by being cast on the television series, H2O: Just Add Water, where she played Rikki Chadwick, one of the lead roles. Heine next portrayed Caroline Byrne in the television film A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne which was broadcast on Network Ten in Australia on 4 November 2009.

In 2011, she joined the cast of the indie film Lord of the Crows, though the film ultimately failed to get crowdfunded. In 2012, she portrayed Heather in Bait 3D, and Delvene Delaney in Channel 9's biographical TV miniseries Howzat! Kerry Packer's War. In 2016, Heine reprised her role as Rikki Chadwick in the final two episodes of the third series of Mako: Island of Secrets, a spin-off of H2O: Just Add Water. The same year Heine had a starring role in the short film How'd I Get in This Field which premiered at the Massachusetts Independent Film Festival.

Heine joined the cast of Home and Away in 2018 as Ebony Harding. In 2020, she appeared in the thriller-drama series The Secrets She Keeps with Laura Carmichael and Jessica De Gouw.



Year Title Role Notes
2003 Ballistic Sessions Amanda Short film
2009 A Model Daughter: The Killing of Caroline Byrne Caroline Byrne TV film
2009 At the Tattooist Alex Short film
2011 Blood Brothers Ellie Carter TV film
2012 Quietus Alex Short film
2012 Bait 3D Heather Feature film
2016 How'd I Get In This Field Ashley Short film
2016 Rough Sweat June Short film


Year Title Role Notes
2005 Strictly Dancing Herself Episode: "Heat 12"
2006–10 H2O: Just Add Water Rikki Chadwick TV series. 78 episodes
2007 Stupid, Stupid Man Mindy TV series, episode: "The Boyfriend"
2008 Blue Water High Bridget Sanchez TV series. Season 3, 25 episodes
2009 The Pacific Phyllis TV series, episode: "Home"
2010–13 Dance Academy Isabelle TV series, 9 episodes
2010–13 The Future Machine Kate Hill Web series
2012 Howzat! Kerry Packer's War Delvene Delaney TV miniseries
2014 Friendly Advice Faith Web series; 2 episodes
2015 Hiding Harriet TV series, 4 episodes
2016 Adopted Harriet Web series; episodes: "Music, Virgins, and Prawns", "Kofi's Choice"
2016 Mako: Island of Secrets Rikki Chadwick TV series, episodes: "The Legend of Jiao Long", "Homecoming"
2017 Designated Survivor Peyton Lane TV series, episodes: "Suckers", "Two Ships", "Family Ties"
2018 Home and Away Ebony Harding TV series
2020 The Secrets She Keeps Grace TV series, 6 episodes
2021 Everyone Is Doing Great Isabella Baker TV series, 6 episodes
2023 Wellmania Goldie TV series, episode: "Carpe That Diem"

See also

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