'Always part of the family': Home and Away's message to actress in critical condition

Home and Away actress Jessica Falkholt remains fighting for her life following a crash that killed her parents and injured her sister on the NSW south coast. Source: eCaster

The Home and Away cast and crew have sent a message of support to actor Jessica Falkholt as she remains in a critical condition following a car crash.

Home and Away actor, 28-year-old Jessica Falkholt, remains in a critical condition after a fatal car crash on Boxing Day that killed her parents and sister.

Lars and Vivian Falkholt died instantly after their car collided with a four-wheel drive on the New South Wales Central Coast. The driver of the other vehicle, 50-year-old Craig Whitall, was also killed.

Ms Falkholt's younger sister, 21-year-old Annabelle, died from her injuries on Friday.

Network Seven released a statement about the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) graduate, who remains critically injured in hospital.

"Although her time on set was brief, once a part of the Home and Away family, always part of the family," a Network Seven spokesperson said.

Co-star Jackson Heywood posted a photo of Ms Falkholt on Instagram with a heartfelt message.

"Can we please send all our support, love and prayers to Jess and her sister Annabelle, fighting for their lives after their crash on boxing day. Much love darlin (sic)," he wrote.

"Im with ya. May u both make a full recovery. I cannot stress enough to please drive safe these holidays guys. Loveya. (sic)"

Ms Falkholt had established herself as a rising star in Australia's TV and film industry before the tragic car crash that left her critically injured, without parents and sibling.

In recent years she had found fame on the small screen as Hope Morrison in Home and Away, with the long-running TV soap paving the way for her feature film debut in the upcoming supernatural thriller Harmony.

Crash on Princes Hwy in New South Wales leaves women fighting for their lives.
Crash on Princes Hwy in New South Wales leaves women fighting for their lives.

Born in May 1988, Ms Falkholt was raised in Sydney along with her sister Annabelle by their Swedish father and Italian mother.

The sisters were critically injured and lost both their parents when the car they were all travelling in collided with a four-wheel-drive near Ulladulla. Annabelle succumbed to her injuries three days later.

Harmony director Corey Pearson described Jessica Falkholt as an "amazing actress".

"She was incredible to work with, very passionate, 1,000 per cent with every take," Mr Pearson told the ABC.

"I'm looking forward to showing the world what she's done with Harmony but then seeing what she goes on to do in the future.

"I know she will recover from this."

Ms Falkholt nurtured her love of acting while completing a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication at the University of NSW, where she starred in several theatrical society productions including the musical Cabaret.

After graduating, she found production jobs at the Seven Network and Carnival Films and began building a portfolio of acting work thanks to TV commercials.

In 2012 she won a place at the prestigious acting school NIDA, where she spent three years honing her craft.

Shortly after being accepted at NIDA, Ms Falkholt had her first breaks on TV with bit parts in the Nine Network dramas Tricky Business and Underbelly - Badness.

Following her graduation from acting school, Summer Bay beckoned, with the young actress scoring a role as Hope Morrison for 16 episodes on Home and Away in 2016.

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