Actor Isla Fisher's long-held Woollahra unit available for rent

Actor Isla Fisher's long-held Woollahra unit available for rent
Actor Isla Fisher's long-held Woollahra unit available for rent

It is hardly Hollywood by the Harbour.

But the international actor Isla Fisher retains the Sydney apartment she bought when she was just 20 playing troubled teen Shannon Reed in Home & Away.

She's long gone from Summer Bay, and Sydney, preferring to reside these days in California.

"Juggling a family in LA isn’t easy,' the Australian actress told Marie Claire Australia.

Her Woollahra apartment appeared on the rental market this month, likely to yield some $650 a week for the wife of actor Sacha Baron Cohen.

They married in 2010 and have three children.

The couple calls the Hollywood Hills, as far away from the paparazzi and tourists as possible, their home sanctuary.

It was 2010 when they moved into their English country-style manor in Laurel Canyon, an affluent suburb where George Clooney and Paris Hilton also have a home.

They bought the seven bedroom, seven bathroom home with gym, theatre and pool having grown tired of seeing tourists parked outside their former home closer to town.

The Woollahra property attracts no attention.

Bought by Fisher for $171,500 in 1995, the star of Arrested Development stands as one of the longest owners in the 1930s Wiltshire Towers block.

The two bedroom apartment has been recently renovated, with a new kitchen and bathroom with tub.

Laing + Simmons Woollahra agent Jasmin Markham is marketing the Wallis Street rental property.  

The last two bedroom, one bathroom apartment without a car space in the block fetched $875,000.

Fisher told Marie Claire Australia earlier this year she has "a secret fantasy" of moving to Byron Bay, which would see her follow in the celebrity footsteps of Thor star Chris Hemsworth.

"I have this secret fantasy of slowing down, moving to Byron Bay, getting off the grid and sitting on the sand with a Vegemite sandwich," she said.

Fisher had representatives set to inspect the Broken Head property recently rented by Bourne Identity star Matt Damon.

Fisher and Baron Cohen are expected to holiday in Australia over the Christmas period.

She recently appeared in the recent Tourism Australia promotion, Dundee - The Son of a Legend Returns Home. 

Fisher joined the Summer Bay cast after her role on the short-lived Nine soap Paradise Beach.

In 1997, Fisher left to enrol at L'École Internationale de Théâtre Jacques Lecoq, a theatre and arts training school in Paris, before moving to Hollywood in 2002 having secured the part of Mary Jane, the love interest of Shaggy in the live-action film Scooby-Doo

Fisher has appeared in leading roles in Wedding Crashers, The Great Gatsby and Confessions of a Shopaholic.

In 2016 she began publishing a series of children's books, Marge in Charge, an eccentric and mischievous babysitter.

"There’s not really a culture of bringing your kids to dinner parties or to restaurants past 6pm," she said.

"I tend to entertain at home because I want to be with my family - it’s easier to put your kids to bed and have a wine with friends.” 

This article first appeared in The Daily Telegraph. 

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