Meet the Home and Away star who is now the show's chief hair and makeup artist

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Meet the Home and Away star who is now the show's chief hair and makeup artist

Meet the former Home and Away actress who is now the show's chief hair and makeup artistBy Alisha Buaya For Daily Mail Australia Publ

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Meet the former Home and Away actress who is now the show’s chief hair and makeup artist

Laura Vazquez is a name many die-hard fans of Home and Away will remember as she played the resident ‘good girl’ Sarah Thompson in the 1990s.

Nowadays, she’s moved from in front of the camera to the makeup chair.

Laura, 45, is the head of Home and Away’s hair and makeup department, and was featured in a post shared by the soap’s official Instagram account on Wednesday. 

New career: Laura Vazquez is a name many die-hard fans of Home and Away will remember as she played the resident 'good girl' Sarah Thompson in the 1990s. Nowadays, she's moved from in front of the camera to the makeup chair

New career: Laura Vazquez is a name many die-hard fans of Home and Away will remember as she played the resident ‘good girl’ Sarah Thompson in the 1990s. Nowadays, she’s moved from in front of the camera to the makeup chair 

The post highlighted her efforts behind the scenes of the Channel Seven show.  

The caption read: ‘FUN FACT: @lauravazquezbeauty who played Sarah Thompson on Home and Away is our fabulous head of hair and makeup department these days!’

Laura has shared quite a few behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram over the past few years, so her job isn’t exactly a secret among dedicated fans.

On set: Laura (right) is the head of Home and Away's hair and makeup department, and was featured in a post shared by the soap's official Instagram account on Wednesday. Pictured with actress Emily Weir (left)

On set: Laura (right) is the head of Home and Away’s hair and makeup department, and was featured in a post shared by the soap’s official Instagram account on Wednesday. Pictured with actress Emily Weir (left)

Among the stars: Laura has shared quite a few behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram over the past few years, so her job isn't exactly a secret among dedicated fans. Pictured with Sam Frost (left) and Georgie Parker (right)

Among the stars: Laura has shared quite a few behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram over the past few years, so her job isn’t exactly a secret among dedicated fans. Pictured with Sam Frost (left) and Georgie Parker (right)

She is friends with several cast members, including Sam Frost and Georgie Parker.

In one recent photo, Laura beamed alongside Home and Away veterans Emily Symons and Lynne McGranger.

Last year, she posted a picture of herself with actor Ray Meagher, who played her on-screen foster father Alf Stewart, and wrote in the caption: ‘Been working with the nicest man in television since I was 17.’

Veterans: In this recent photo, Laura beamed alongside Home and Away veterans Emily Symons and Lynne McGranger

Veterans: In this recent photo, Laura beamed alongside Home and Away veterans Emily Symons and Lynne McGranger

Going way back: Last year, Laura posted this picture of herself with actor Ray Meagher, who played her on-screen foster father Alf Stewart, and wrote in the caption: 'Been working with the nicest man in television since I was 17'

Going way back: Last year, Laura posted this picture of herself with actor Ray Meagher, who played her on-screen foster father Alf Stewart, and wrote in the caption: ‘Been working with the nicest man in television since I was 17’

Big break: Laura made her debut on Home and Away as Sarah Thompson in 1993

Big break: Laura made her debut on Home and Away as Sarah Thompson in 1993

Laura made her debut on Home and Away as Sarah Thompson in 1993. 

Her character became friends with Angel Brooks and Damian Roberts, played by Melissa George and Matt Doran respectively.

The Argentinian-born actress left in 1994 but returned the following year to make a brief appearance at Angel’s wedding. 

She had another cameo in 2005 for Alf’s 60th birthday.

Laura, who also starred in medical drama All Saints, began working as a freelance makeup artist on Home and Away in 2016 and was promoted to head of the department last year.

Crew: Laura, who also starred in medical drama All Saints, began working as a freelance makeup artist on Home and Away in 2016 and was promoted to head of the department in 2020

Part of the team: Laura, who also starred in medical drama All Saints, began working as a freelance makeup artist on Home and Away in 2016 and was promoted to head of the department last year. Pictured with another crew member

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