LAUREN CARPENTER Sarah Vandenbergh
When Brad Willis was catching the surf early one morning in 1993 he caught the eye of a girl riding her horse on the beach. There was an immediate attraction and they stopped and talked before saying goodbye without exchanging names.
He didn't know who she was until she rode into Ramsay Street a couple of weeks later and announced she was Lou's daughter. Brad and Lauren were unable to keep their hands off each other, even though he was engaged to Beth.
Their affair ruined Beth's wedding day, but once they were allowed to date openly their relationship quickly fizzled out when they realized it was only a physical attraction. Lauren then became involved with a religious cult before returning to her first love of horses. She now trains for an international jockey in Hong Kong.