Lucinda Cowden (born in Ballarat, Victoria) is an Australian actress, who played Melanie Pearson in the soap opera Neighbours from 1987 until 1991, with a cameo appearance in the 20th anniversary documentary in 2005. She will reprise the role for an appearance in 2021. She also presented the second season of Parallel 9, following on from fellow Neighbours actor Richard Norton. The BBC Saturday morning show for children ran from 1992 to 1994. She was a voice actor in the children's show The Koala Brothers.