Adopted at birth, Jill Ramsay had ony just come into contact with her half-brother Paul Robinson, and was arguing with him by the side of the street when she ran in to an oncoming car and later died in hospital with her three kids standing by. Devastated, Kate took on the role of mother of her brother and sister and became determined to keep them all together. Refusing any help, especially from anyone connected to Paul Robinson who they believed caused their mother's death, they stayed on in their family home, struggling to make ends meet. However, Elle guilty of the role her father played in the tragedy, offered them a cheque for $15,000, they were after all family and connected to the Robinson fortune. Proud, Kate rejected Elle and her money and threw her out of the house asking her never to come back again. However, Susan who had accompanied Elle, later returned with Dan to try and make an in-road as it was obvious these kids needed help. Kate is very protective of her brother Harry and sister Sophie, so getting close to them without Kate is near impossible, however Dan almost succeeded in getting Harry to open up until Kate insisted Harry stay on side and not talk to anyone associated with the Robinsons. But things quickly went from bad to worse for the Ramsays when the media started to harrass them outside their home. Elle then came up with an idea to get the media off their back, she would buy their story for $15,000 and the Erinsborough News.
They continued to struggle however, and Susan came to the rescue, telling Kate about Ramsay Street and her ancestors and their rightful link to the street. Eventually, Kate started to realise the people of Ramsay Street weren't so bad afterall and moved into number 24. However, Kate and Harry were unable to accept the kindness of everyone at first, and really struggle with living next door to Paul and Elle.
Meanwhile, Paul was under investigation as the murderer of Jill Ramsay and had skipped bail to search for the Ramsay kid's father. Then Rebecca noticed a picture Sophie had drawn showing she was at the scene when her mother was hit and was the missing link needed to prove Paul's innocence. Protective Kate however wouldn't have a bar of it and refused to allow anyone come near Sophie who was obviously suffering from the loss of her mother. Then Paul was let off the hook when the police turned up in Ramsay Street to arrest him and Sophie ran up to him and hugged him, thanking him for trying to help her mum. Paul then broke the news to the already grieving kids that their dad had died in the Philippines a few years ago. Without a mum or a dad, the orphaned kids set about making a life for themselves in Ramsay Street.
However, Kate's dramas at home got worse, it became clear that Harry was having behavioural problems trying to deal with the loss of his mother and the responsibility of caring for both Sophie and Harry and doing her Year 12 at Erinsborough High took it's toll.
Can serious Kate let go and have some fun?
Ashleigh Brewer plays Kate Ramsay
Twenty-one-year-old Ashleigh Brewer had her return flight to her home city, Brisbane booked when she came to Melbourne 2009 to scout
around local casting agents.
She never imagined she would be offered an on-going role on Neighbours as Kate Ramsay who has always been interested in the performing arts.
As a student, she had guest roles in H2O just add water, Sleepover Club and Blue Heelers. Ashleigh is an accomplished dancer, having trained since she was in primary school and when time permits, still attends classes.
The coveted role of Kate Ramsay marked a nostalgic return of the famous name name to Ramsay Street. Viewers sort of knew Kate because of the history which was a lovely way to join the series, Ashleigh finished her first year on Neighbours with a Logie nomination for Best New Female Talent.
A keen runner, the popular actress competes regularly in charity fun runs. She is an ambassador for the Leukaemia Foundation and as a tribute to her late grandfather who was struck down by motor neuron disease, raises awareness of this debilitating illness.