Sarah Ellen is an Australian social media personality, vlogger, model and actress, best known for starring in the long-running Australian TV hit series “Neighbours” as Madison Robinson. She is popular for the viral video entitled “Dancing her Eyebrows”.
- 1 Early Life and Educational Background
- 2 Career
- 3 Relationships
- 4 Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
- 5 Appearance and Clothing Style
- 6 Net Worth and Salary
Early Life and Educational Background
Sarah Ellen Robertson was born on the 10th of January 1998, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, and grew-up around her mother, stepfather and an older brother named Lachlan Robertson. From a young age, she had an ambition to have a career in the entertainment industry as an actress, and would occasionally tell people that she was going to be a “superstar”. In a 2014 interview with Daily Mail Australia, she revealed, ‘As a kid, it has always been my dream to work in the entertainment industry… ‘. With that in mind, she dropped out of school to pursue fashion, and attended Sydney’s The Fashion Institute to study the fashion business.
Social Media Star
Sarah Ellen’s rise to fame began in November 2013, after she posted a short video on Vine of her wiggling her eyebrows to the beats of “Don’t Stop The Rock” that went viral, and as a result, she gained more than 350,000 followers in the first few months after its release, with more than 56 million views on YouTube, marking the beginning of her career as a social media celebrity. ‘After people saw me in that video, they became interested in who I was – my life, what else I was doing and what was next for me – so my audience on social media grew quite fast after that!’ Sarah said. Her Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts quickly attracted more curious followers and fans.
Following the instant fame she received from the video, Sarah simultaneously ventured into modelling and acting.
She also had a shot at singing in season 5 of The X Factor Australia. She kicked-off her modeling career in 2014 with Australian fashion brand “Supré” when she was named their national ambassador. She was also part of the Supré Girl Gang along with Australian model Inka Williams and actress Isabelle Cornish, and later became a member of the esteemed IMG Models. She regularly travels the globe working for top brands including Saint Lauren, Louis Vuitton, Dior Beauty and Tiffany & Co., and big names in fashion such as Tommy Hilfiger. In 2017, she was chosen as the face of iconic Australian underwear brand, Bonds for their autumn–winter campaign, which exhibited their retro-inspired range of sporty clothing and underwear. In June 2018, she traveled from Antwerp to Mauritius to witness the unique journey of Tiffany and Co.’s diamonds from the mine right up to the stores. She has modelled for and appeared in magazines such as “Vogue”, “Gritty Pretty” and “Daily Mail”.
Feeling honoured and humbled to announce that I'm the new face of @BONDSAUS ⚡️ Huge thanks to my team for making this happen 💫
The internet star-turned-model made her television debut in 2014 with a minor role in the series, “The Laundry”. In 2016 she was cast in her most popular role as Madison Robinson in the iconic Australian soap, “Neighbours”. Initially, she had turned down the three-year offer as she did not want to commit to the show for so long. Eventually she accepted the role when given the opportunity to write her part and choose the time period. She starred in 36 episodes of the long-running series— presently aired by the digital channel of Network Ten— as the daughter of roles Charlene Mitchell and Scott Robinson played by Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan, respectively. That same year she made her film debut with a minor role in the short film, “Room 317”, concerning the harms of social media obsession in teenagers. Her most recent roles are an appearance in “The One Show” as herself, as well as in “The Wright Stuff”.
Entertainment Website — Perks of Her
Sarah Ellen founded the online fashion and entertainment site “Perks of Her” with the primary purpose of interacting with her fans and showcasing her projects. According to the ‘about’ page, it is used to ‘… showcase her work as a film maker, actress, model, creative director and collaborations with leading industry brands & creatives’. Along with posting videos and pictures of her travels, she also writes articles for the site, and manages it.
Online Store— Nasty Gal
Due to her huge following on social media, Sarah opened up her own online store in collaboration with Nasty Gal. She said, ‘Nasty Gal was the first online store I’d ever discovered – for me, it was more than just an online store, it was an obsession. Which makes this collaboration all these years later super exciting! We designed the pieces to perfectly encapsulate my day to day style’.
In the store, button-down pieces and lace corsets are paired with denim slouch shapes and slip skirts, as well as Vintage graphic t-shirts to match the model’s style.
Rumored Boyfriend— Jai Waetford
Sarah Ellen is best friends with fellow Australian YouTuber and actor Jai Waetford. The pair attended school together and were both competitors in the fifth season of “The X Factor Australia”. Sarah features on Jai’s YouTube channel in videos such as “Best Friend Tag” and “The Yoga Challenge” among others. Incidentally, their close friendship has been misunderstood many times for a romantic relationship by their fans and followers. Neither of them addressed the rumors of their relationship or the many videos, accounts and fanfictions created as a tribute to their “love”. The rumors were finally cleared after Jai introduced his girlfriend on his channel, American YouTuber Carrington Durham.
Hobbies, Favorite Things and Interesting Facts
- Sarah’s favorite food includes Spaghetti Bolognaise and Margherita Pizza.
- She idolizes American pop star Ariana Grande.
- Her favorite actress is fellow Australian Phoebe Tonkin, while English model Cara Delavigne is her celebrity crush.
- She adores animals, and is the owner of a puppy named Stella and two cats.
- Her zodiac sign is Capricorn.
- During her early years, Sarah would keep her collected snails in a bird cage.
- Sarah regards her fashion photographer, David as her mentor, and looks to him for advice on her career.
- She is a fitness freak and does yoga on a regular basis.
- Her hobbies include writing funny content, and engaging with her millions of followers.
Appearance and Clothing Style
Sarah is a female of Australian nationality and Caucasian ethnicity. She is a brown-eyed natural blonde with no tattoos on her body. The 23 year-old stands at a height of 5ft 7ins (1.7m), weighs about 132lbs (60kgs) and has a slim body build with vital statistics of 32-24-37. Although her modelling job requires her to wear all sorts of outfits, Sarah prefers a feminine yet edgy clothing style. With regards to her style she said, ‘I like a variety of different clothes. I love vintage … and then at the same time I love sneakers and I love wearing heels. I love wearing thigh-high boots’.
Net Worth and Salary
The primary source of Ellen’s salary and net worth come from her successful modelling career where she models for the biggest names in fashion. Her net worth is estimated at over $300,000 as of early 2020, which will keep rising thanks to her acting commitments, huge fan base on social media, brand endorsements and her online store.