Celia Stewart was a character in Home And Away from January 1988 (Episode 7), and although she never appeared in the pilot she was often considered to be an original cast member until April 1990 (Episode 520), followed by appearances in 2000, 2002, 2005, and from 2012 to 2013, last appearing in March 2013 (Episode 5692). She is the flighty younger sister of Alf Stewart and Morag Bellingham. Celia likes to make everyone else's business her business, as she was a staunch religion lady, she was always correcting everyone's ills, though she was a gentle and delicate woman whom love had passed her by. Celia is played by Fiona Spence, who played officer "Vera Bennett" in Prisoner. As she did not appear in the pilot episode she was not considered an original character, but appearing from episode 7, she was the first add-on to the original line-up, she provided a slight comic relief in between the regular drama's. Celia has not returned to the Bay in 5 years.
Celia Stewart was born in 1949 in Summer Bay to Gordon and Sarah Jane Stewart. In the late 1960s, Celia was engaged to be married but her fiancee Les Palmer was called out to war in Vietnam and was killed in 1971. She kept the engagement ring he gave her, and never got over the loss of her true love.
Celia is said to be the 2nd youngest full sibling of Alf Stewart. Alf was born in 1945 and Morag Bellingham (nee Stewart) in 1941, 4 years before Alf. So Debra Stewart is probably Alf's next youngest sibling.
Unlike her other siblings, Celia has never married or had any children.
First Line: "Personally I'm not in favour of foster children, I know I certainly wouldn't take any on." (to Ailsa)