Played by Danielle Cormack
Inmate number: 329460
Charge: Attempted murder of her husband, manslaughter for the death of Jacs Holt and murder of Brayden Holt.
Served: 2 years
On the outside Bea was a hairdresser who ran a small but profitable salon. At home it was a different story. She was a victim of domestic violence at the hands of her vicious husband Harry.
Pushed to the edge, she attempts to kill Harry and finds herself in Wentworth. Losing her freedom is nothing compared to the death of her teenage daughter Debbie by a drug overdose inflicted by Brayden Holt – a deadly directive from his mother, Jacs Holt.
Killing Jacs Holt only soothes her grief momentarily and, in the previous season, she shoots dead Brayden Holt after a spectacular escape. In series three, Bea returned to Wentworth with a life sentence and one goal in mind: to bring down The Freak. She succeeded in ousting Ferguson from the Governor’s role but in series four, the stakes are more dangerous when Ferguson becomes an inmate and she has only one target – Bea Smith.