However, she finally lost her battle for life at the age of 32. When the producers were recasting the role of Rebecca Fisher a year later, they chose Emmett - whose screen character became Travis's wife.
Born in Umina Beach, on Australia's Central Coast, in 1974, Emmett worked for the local Coast Rock FM Radio station before gaining her acting break with the part of Tracy Russell in the long-running Australian sitcom Hey Dad . Fame led the actress to record two CD albums of her own and, following her cancer diagnosis, a cover version of the Michael Jackson hit "Off the Wall" for the charity album Hope (1998).
Then, in 2001, on the set of her first feature film, the comedy The Nugget (starring Eric Bana, 2002), Emmett suffered intense back pain.
It was discovered that the cancer had spread to her bones - and she was told it was incurable.
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After weeks of speculation, we finally have confirmation about where this relationship stands.
Like the Neighbours actress-turned-singer, Emmett was in a teen serial that hooked fans around the world.