May 9, 2021

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Packed To The Rafters actress looks unrecognisable in throwback glamour shots from the 1980s  

Rebecca Gibney has looked back at her gamoour days in the 1980s. 

On Friday, the Packed To The Rafters actress shared a number of throwback photos from her early days as an actress. 

Rocking some very big ’80s permed hair, the 56-year-old looked almost unrecognisable in the photos. 

Wow! Rebecca Gibney (pictured) has looked back at her gamoour days in the 1980s. On Friday, the Packed To The Rafters actress shared a number of throwback photos from her early days as an actress

She captioned the collection of images: ‘Hairstyles of the ’80s…. (particularly loved the tight bun look with the teased fringe’. 

Rebecca added in her hashtags:  #theperm #flannelshirtswereintoo #whenihadhair #andthestartofthebadposture #situpstraightfolks. 

It comes after the actress revealed that she has been on a health and fitness kick over the past year.

That's different! Rocking some very big '80s permed hair, the 56-year-old looked almost unrecognisable in the photos. Pictured recently

That’s different! Rocking some very big ’80s permed hair, the 56-year-old looked almost unrecognisable in the photos. Pictured recently 

She captioned the collection of images: 'Hairstyles of the '80s'

She added: 'Particularly loved the tight bun look with the teased fringe'

She captioned the collection of images: ‘Hairstyles of the ’80s…. (particularly loved the tight bun look with the teased fringe’

In January, she showed off her incredible weight loss and revealed the secret behind her body transformation.

The actress revealed she had to drastically change her body for her role in the 2012 film Mental but she has been determined to get back into shape.

‘In 2012 I gained a lot of weight to play the role of Shirley Moochmore in PJ Hogans wonderful film Mental. 

Transformation: In January, she showed off her incredible weight loss and revealed the secret behind her body transformation. Pictured in December 2020

Back then: Pictured in the 2012 film Mental

Transformation: In January, she showed off her incredible weight loss and revealed the secret behind her body transformation. Pictured: left in December 2020 and right in 2012 film Mental

‘As you can see from the pic Shirley had a good set of bingo wings going and after 9 years I finally thought I’d try and give the wings the flick,’ she wrote on Instagram.

She continued:’The thing is I’m not in a hurry and while I have managed to lose some weight and tone up I still have loose skin, cellulite, wobbly bits , wrinkles, freckles, age spots – you name it.’

‘I’m a mum, I’m over 50 and things will never be what they were and that’s okay. Because what’s important is I feel healthier and fitter than I have in a long time.’

'I gained a lot of weight': The actress revealed that she had to drastically change her body for her role in the 2012 film Mental but she has been determined to get back into shape

‘I gained a lot of weight’: The actress revealed that she had to drastically change her body for her role in the 2012 film Mental but she has been determined to get back into shape

Rebecca went on to say she is still enjoying her favourite snacks including chocolate, wine, hot chips, Parmesan potatoes and pasta, in moderation. 

‘Most importantly I am happy because I am taking care of me in my own time and at my own pace and I’m not trying to ‘attain’ anything other than I want to feel even better than I did before.’

‘Life really is a journey, not a destination and it has joyous bits and floppy bits, but underneath all the ‘bits’ we’re all just the same. So be kind to yourself. Go gently.’ 

Diet: Rebecca went on to say that she is still enjoying her favourite snacks including chocolate, wine, hot chips, Parmesan potatoes and pasta, in moderation

Diet: Rebecca went on to say that she is still enjoying her favourite snacks including chocolate, wine, hot chips, Parmesan potatoes and pasta, in moderation

Explaining her diet to Daily Mail Australia in the past, the Packed To The Rafters star said: ‘I began an elimination diet where I cut out sugar and alcohol, and anything processed. Although I do still enjoy dark chocolate.’

She added: ‘I don’t believe in stopping the aging process, just slowing it down. I eat well, stay hydrated, exercise, and get monthly facials and microdermabrasion.’

Rebecca stays active by walking every morning and doing yoga, and is also a dedicated meditator, saying she ‘wouldn’t survive’ without her daily practice.

'Most importantly I am happy because I am taking care of me in my own time and at my own pace and I'm not trying to 'attain' anything other than I want to feel even better than I did before,' she wrote

‘Most importantly I am happy because I am taking care of me in my own time and at my own pace and I’m not trying to ‘attain’ anything other than I want to feel even better than I did before,’ she wrote