Fiona Spence (born 10 October 1948, Kent, England), is a British-born stageand television actress and drama teacher. One of the most recognisable Australian television stars during the early 1980s, she is best known for her small screen roles as Gestapo-like prison officer Vera Bennett in theAustralian television series Prisoner and the unlucky in love spinster Celia Stewart in Home and Away. She has had a successful and long running career in the theatre both in Australia and the UK.
A commentary and exclusive interview with Spence features on volume 14 (episodes 209 – 224) of the ongoing DVD releases or Prisoner: Cell Block H. In February 2009, she was one of several former cast members who attended a barbecue and memorabilia auction in Melbourne, organised by Val Lehman, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the series. In November 2009 Spence joined former cast members Gerard Maguire and Val Lehman in the UK for a celebration with fans of the 30th anniversary of Prisoner first airing in Australia. The event took place at The Moor Hall Hotel in Sutton Coldfield.