Sky Olivia Mangel
was a character from the Australian
, played by
from the character's
first appearance in 1989
until her departure in
, and by Stephanie McIntosh
. McIntosh filmed her final scenes on the show in
and her final appearance was
broadcast on 3 August
Sky was born in 1987
to Kerry Bishop
) and Eric Jensen.
Eric left them when he wanted to continue being a hippy
, whereas Kerry wanted to settle down.
, Kerry brought Sky to Erinsborough, to
meet her grandfather Harold
), who was initially shocked by
Kerry's reappearance but was thrilled to have them both around. Sky
gained a father and brother in Joe
) when Kerry married Joe that year. Tragedy occurred a
year later when Kerry was killed by a stray gunshot while
protesting against duck hunters. Shortly after Kerry's death, Eric
Jensen reappeared and won legal custody of Sky in a court battle;
however, it turned out that Jensen wasn't cut out to be a father
after all, and Sky was soon back home with Joe. Sky later gained a
mother figure in the form of her stepfather's new wife, Melanie
(Lucinda Cowden), and the pair
officially adopted her. Joe and Melanie later divorced and Sky was
once again left without a mother figure.
Return to Ramsay St
, Sky decided to contact her grandfather
Harold. He and Sky clashed several times; the first when he thought
she was a burglar and she pretended to be a girl scout and second
when Harold thought Sky was smoking marijuana
. Eventually these issues were resolved
and they have developed a loving relationship.
Sky had a hard time settling in at Erinsborough High School
as she has
a tendency to be 'radical' and 'alternative'. Controversially, Sky
was the first person in Neighbours
wear cowboy boots. One girl, Erin, took a particular resentment
toward Sky, and she and her crew of girls would often abuse and
backbite Sky in front of their peers, resulting in Sky getting
pushed over in a toilet cubicle
. She soon developed a friendship with
), though Boyd was reluctant to admit
that he and Sky were friends due to her surreal appearance and
beliefs. Sky was hurt, especially when she saw that Boyd was being
influenced by Erin and her peers. But their friendship eventually
developed into a romance, horrifying Erin, who was in love with
Boyd, and Sky and Boyd eventually lost their virginity to each
other, acting as a great ambassador for teen sex before marriage
Sky was also involved with Neighbours'
character, Lana Crawford
). Lana and Sky became friends at
school in mid 2004. One day Lana kissed Sky. Lana was bullied a lot
but Sky always stuck up for her. After the clash with the school
had calmed down, Lana and Sky agreed to forget about what happened.
Unfortunately their relationship had been growing so much that Lana
could not stand any more of it and asked Sky out, which Sky
declined. Sky and Lana's relationship ended when Lana
moved to Canada, although
they still keep in touch and write a comic called "Freak-Girl and
Enigma" (Who represent Sky and Lana, respectively) via
Sky's Uncle David
) and his wife
) and their daughter Serena
) moved in with Sky and Harold at Number 24. The three
were killed in a plane crash (Liljana and Serena are presumed dead)
in 2005, which distressed Sky greatly, particularly the loss of her
cousin; now there would be no other girl in the family of her age
group to talk to and confide in.
Relationship with Dylan
Sky and Boyd's relationship lasted for two years until Sky found
out that Boyd had slept with her cousin/best friend Serena, and
retaliated by kissing Dylan Timmins
). Sky and Boyd broke up
and she began dating Dylan. Sky and Boyd parted amicably, however,
deciding they weren't meant to be together, and have managed to
Sky and Dylan managed to find dirt on Affirmacon, the company that
contaminated Lassiter's Lake and wanted to build the Erinsborough
Mall, and with the help of other residents managed to bring
Affair and Pregnancy
Sky attended art classes at the Eden Hills University's
Erinsborough Campus, where she also presented a radio program on
Uni-FM and performed an on-air radio station striptease. After
befriending and inspiring her art lecturer Jean-Pierre Valasco, she
became attracted to him, and ended up cheating on Dylan. She
realised that what she was doing was wrong after she slept with
him. She went back to Dylan, and he realised what had happened,
causing them to break up.
This left Sky deeply depressed and erratic, resulting in her having
with Dylan's brother Scott "Stingray" Timmins
). She subsequently fell pregnant.
It was unclear who the father was. She at first believed the child
was Dylan's, because Jean-Pierre is sterile and the timing wouldn't
fit with Stingray. However, Sky later found out that the baby was
conceived later than first thought.
Sky went to a fortune teller, who told her that her baby was in
danger because she had lied to Dylan about his paternity. Later,
Dr. Karl Kennedy
) told Sky and Dylan that there
was a high chance that Sky's baby could be in danger.
Sky later asked Dylan if they could get back together, and Dylan
said he had to think about it. He then told Elle Robinson
) he was thinking of getting back with Sky, and later said
in Stingray's documentary that he loved Sky. Elle faked a serious
illness, so Dylan stayed with Elle.
Stingray did a documentary of Sky's pregnancy for his movie class
and how her child might be born with an abnormality. Karl gave Sky
the news that her child has a 0% chance of being in danger. It was
also thought, at the time, that Stingray was the real father.
Later, Dylan found out that Elle had been faking her illness, and
went to see Sky saying he was sick of all the lies. Sky got scared
as she was lying about the baby's father, and refused to get back
with him. Later, Sky was searching through a skip to find her
medical record that had been thrown out by the hospital,when she
came across Izzy Hoyland
guessed that Dylan was not the father. Izzy told Sky that if Karl
hadn't found out he wasn't the father of a child she'd pretended
was his, then things would have been a lot better for everyone.
Dylan came round later saying he thinks she's trying to do what's
best for him, but he loves her. Sky gave in and they kissed.
Dylan took Sky to Melbourne's Luna Park and proposed, she accepted.
trying on her wedding dress Sky fainted and was sent to hospital,
and it was there that she told Dylan the truth about the baby.
Dylan ended their engagement and stormed off after she confessed
that the father was Stingray. Dylan invited Scott to a boys night
out on the town, he took Stingray to a tower and told him
everything and then Dylan denounced Stingray as his brother. Dylan
quit his job as a chef at The Scarlet bar to avoid Stingray. After
investing as a shareholder in Lassiter's Hotel, Dylan got back
together with Elle.
When Sky was in the hospital, she shared a room with Carmella Cammeniti
's (Natalie Blair
) aggrieved cousin, Teresa Cammeniti
). Teresa planned to steal
Sky's baby after she was born, and feigned to be ill so she could
remain with Sky at the hospital.
Sky said that she wanted Stingray more involved in the baby's life,
so she left the hospital saying that she was going for a short
walk. She went to Lassiter's to see him, but she was instead
directed to a room occupied by Dylan and Elle. She quickly left,
and went to sit on a park bench, when Teresa approached her asking
why she left the hospital the way she did. Sky then had pains in
her stomach, and Sky told Teresa that she thought she was going
into labour. Teresa said that it was too early, then shouted for
somebody to get an ambulance. Later in her hospital room,
surrounded by Harold, Janelle
) and Karl, Teresa
barged into the room shouting at Sky, again asking why she left.
Karl asked for security to take her to the psychiatric ward. Sky's
waters later broke, and during this time Teresa was planning to
steal Sky's baby. She stole Carmella's uniform, and when she was
confronted by her, threw a pot of boiling water on her face,
leaving her with burns (she was later found by Will Griggs
) and taken to hospital).
Teresa later set the hospital ablaze, to create a diversion so she
could steal the baby.
Sky later gave birth to Kerry Breanna
(Claudine Henningsen) on October
, in the episode Baptism
. After being moved to another wing of the
hospital to escape the fire, Sky realised that her baby was
It was later revealed that Dylan had taken the baby from Stingray,
who had stolen the baby from the hospital and passed out in the
bushes because he was drunk. Dylan took Kerry to Lassiter's, and
when found out by Elle, he told her that he thought the baby was
his. Elle stole Dylan's car with Kerry inside it so that she could
return her to Sky anonymously. Sky later took Kerry to the
hospital, where Dylan hinted that he had taken Kerry before. After
hearing about how Dylan found Stingray and saved Kerry's life, Sky
decided not to go to the police. She was later told by Karl that
Kerry was more developed than he thought she would be, and that
there was a chance that Dylan was the father. After it was proven
that Dylan was Kerry's dad she thought they could get things back
on track but Dylan had a different idea: he decided to fight for
of Kerry; he later
abandoned this idea. Sky considered turning Karl in to the Medical
Board for his mistake but decided not to although Karl was now
quitting his career as a doctor. Sky and Dylan became friends
again. Sky decided to let Dylan choose Kerry's middle name; he
chose Breanna after his sister. Dylan and Sky shared a kiss on
Christmas Eve, agreeing later that the old 'spark' had not been
there; they decided not to reunite after all. Sky began to date
Scott Timmins, now officially Kerry's uncle.
Kerry's leukemia and Stingray's death
Kerry was diagnosed with leukemia. With Dylan not being able to use
his own bone marrow to save his little girl, Scott stepped in. Sky
began having "visions", indicating the worst was going to happen.
She first saw the name "Timmins" appear on a tombstone and later
had a dream in which Stingray faded from a picture of Sky, Kerry
and Stingray. Taking this as a sign, Sky organised a 'strange yet
touching' commitment ceremony, where she told Scott that she wanted
to spend the rest of her life with him, that she loved him and that
he made her smile. While Scott was donating bone marrow to Kerry, a
problem occurred. Scott survived, but died at his mother's birthday
party, from a fatal aneurysm
Sky was so overwhelmed by grief that she decided to go see a
). Harold was originally against the idea until Terrence
told him that his late second wife (Madge
) and late son (David Bishop) were trying to communicate
with him. Since nobody had mentioned these two to Terrence before,
Harold began to trust him. It was later revealed that Terrence was
running a scam with his partner, Charlotte Stone
suspicious about Terrence, and tested him in The General Store by
telling him a fictional story about Scott and herself in Vietnam.
Terrence responded as if it had really happened, and Sky discovered
the truth about him. She confronted him, and then hit him over the
head with a sugar dispenser as he grabbed and threatened her. He
fell unconscious, and Sky soon ran off. Charlotte later found out
about Terrence's mistake, and killed him herself, framing Sky in
the process. Sky was jailed for her crime and began being harassed
by fellow prison inmates - mainly Krystal McCoy. However, on
, she was introduced to her new
cellmate - the unstable Mary
to the fact that Mary was the one who had kidnapped her friend
), Sky developed a bond with the older woman, who helped
her defeat Krystal. Sky has been freed from jail after Boyd Hoyland
tricked Charlotte Stone into
confessing about the murders.
Afterwards Sky started hanging out with Boyd again, and with the
recipient of Stingray's heart: a teen named Caleb Maloney.
their growing relationship, Caleb abruptly left town for another
transplant in California.
Depressed, Sky decided to move to Port
Douglas so that Kerry could bond with her father and to reunite
with Dylan. Boyd Hoyland also left with Sky to make a fresh start.
On 1 December 2008, Lou phoned Sky to ask her about Harold's
whereabouts, but Sky didn't know where he was. She also said she
was 6 months pregnant, presumably with Dylan's second child. She
gave birth in early 2009.