THE TALENTED SAMARA HINDMARSH

(Jodie Rimmer)

Samara was in fact Lily, a chick from the wrong side of the tracks who met the rich, privileged Samara while on OE and assumed her identity when the real Samara died in an accident. When she returned to New Zealand Lily-Samara made a beeline for the soap's premier gold-digger's target, Dr Chris Warner. Lily was unmasked in full wedding regalia at the altar after a memorable catfight with the suspicious and jealous Rachel McKenna.


DIAL M FOR MACKENZIE CHOAT

(Ingrid Park)

Dr Mackenzie's crimes included drugging and lying in pursuit of Lionel Skeggins, greed, double-crossing and murdering the evil Oscar Henry. Her piece de resistance was blowing up the clinic and escaping with wads of cash, only to be double-crossed in turn by the dastardly Greg Feeney. Lionel, you were too good for her.


ALL ABOUT CARLA CROZIER-LEECH

(Elisabeth Easther)

A psycho specialising in spiking food and drink. Her culinary achievements included a marijuana-topped pizza which caused her sister Ellen to lose her job, spiking Tiffany's drink and allowing her to collapse in front of an oncoming bus, putting crushed glass in Sam Aleni's smoothie (ouch) when he wouldn't be her partner. Carla then adopted more direct methods, killing husband Bernie by bashing him on the head with a candlestick after he discovered she'd faked a pregnancy and miscarriage.


THE LAST SEDUCTION BY ALEESHA COOK

(Sonia Gray)

Aleesha was a skilful con woman who found a soft target in the soap's favourite son, the gormless Nick Harrison. The gorgeous Aleesha managed to extract money, a car, a job at the clinic from the gullible one, and capped it off by claiming to be pregnant with his child. This ruse worked so well she also tried it on Frank Malone and Fergus Kerney, throwing in a special act of condom sabotage in Fergus' case.