She played Anita Scheppers, the love interest of bad boy Drazic, on Heartbreak High from 1996 to 1999.
And Lara Cox, now 41, has admitted she would love to return to the show if there was ever a remake of the edgy teenage series.
The actress, who is now married with two sons, said she’d like to return as a teacher at Hartley High, the Sydney school where the drama was based.
‘I still answer to Anita!’ Heartbreak High star Lara Cox, 41, admitted she’d love a show remake and would like to return as a school teacher
‘It would be cool to do. It’d be interesting for kids nowadays with social media and all the pressures they face,’ she told The Daily Telegraph on Sunday.
Lara landed the role of Anita when she had just finished school in Canberra aged 17.
The teen drama, which aired both on Network Ten and the ABC, was set in a multiracial area of Sydney, and brought with it realistic and at times edgy story lines.
What started as a spin-off of the 1993 Australian film The Heartbreak Kid, starring Alex Dimitriades and Claudia Karvan, grew to become its own urban universe.
Comeback? The actress, who is now married with two sons, said she’d like to return as a teacher at Hartley High. Pictured with her co-stars Rel Hunt and ex-boyfriend Callan Mulvey
Twenty-three years after the series wrapped, Lara admitted she still answers to the name ‘Anita’.
‘I don’t even think about it, I just answer. When you get called it for so many years, it is like a second name,’ she told the Telegraph.
Cox added that she’s grateful there was no social media at the time, as she was dating her on-screen lover Callan Mulvey and wanted to avoid any trolling.
Nostalgic: Twenty-three years after the series wrapped, Lara admitted she still answers to the name ‘Anita’
‘I often say I am so lucky I grew up without social media because we didn’t have to worry about any of that stuff,’ she said.
The blonde beauty now lives with her husband Jeff Springer and their two young sons, Max and Jay, on Sydney’s northern beaches.
After leaving the soap, Lara appeared in the film Kangaroo Jack, the TV series Lost World and starred in Home and Away as three different roles.
She now runs an arborist business with her husband and is more noticeable for her appearances in commercials for Cuddly and Woolworths.
Breakout role: ‘I don’t even think about it, I just answer. When you get called it for so many years, it is like a second name,’ she told the Telegraph. Pictured with co-star Danny Raco in 2006