In 2008, Valentine was forced to take sick leave for one month and executive producer, Susan Bower, made the decision to temporarily recast Mc Leod's Daughters actress Michala Banas in the role for a month.
Valentine took leave from Neighbours in 2010 due to ill health and returned to the set in January 2011.
Liam Hemsworth spent an entire year on the hit show.
Now you know it has to be some crazy plot, so basically he was a love interest of Bridget Parker, but they ended up just being friends. We are pretty sure you already know what he has been up to in terms of acting lately, but just in case you don’t know, Liam Hemsworth has made it big in the USA with to thank, in part, for her successful career.
Libby is the only daughter of Karl and Susan Kennedy and the mother to a son, Ben Kirk.
Libby's storylines have included being involved in a motorbike accident, the loss of her husband Drew Kirk, giving birth to Ben, getting married to Daniel Fitzgerald and subsequently separating from him.
Even though she started out acting at a young age, that is not her claim to fame in Hollywood.
star Kym Valentine is reportedly suing the producers of the long-running soap, alleging that they subjected her to sex and disability discrimination.
Valentine, who played Libby Kennedy on and off from 1994 until 2011, has suffered a number of health problems and has not appeared on the show since taking sick leave two years ago.
A few months later, Valentine took indefinite leave from Neighbours to focus on her health.
In March 2014, it was confirmed that Valentine would be returning to Neighbours. She was given the role of the Kennedys' only daughter, Libby.
The Melbourne-based actress, who played feisty Libby between 19, was seeking compensation from Freemantle Media Australia, ‘for pain, hurt, suffering and humiliation’ but reached a confidential settlement in November, last year.