Ok, technically she is a character and not a real person, although I do be loving the actress Robyn Malcolm too.
Cheryl is the hard arse mother in Outrageous Fortune, a classic kiwi series, which I do think you can see in Aussie now too. She is passionate, individual, determined, loves her misfit kids (Pascall the rooter, Jethro the scheming lawyer, Van the wastrel and Loretta the smart arse know it all who is currently pregnant and looking at selling her baby to the highest bidder!!). She stands by her man, she wheels and deals and she knows how to kick arse. She is so white trashy that I love her to bits.
She has a deviate estranged husband who has been in and out of jail for all of their married life, Wolf:
He fucked up too many times so she eventually fell into the arms of another, ironically the policeman that kept busting her family of their petty crimes:
And now someone else seems to be interested in her, Gary:
She has a fucken cool image with her leopard prints and high heels.
She knows how to party.
But most of all, she is real, like every character on this programme. As I grew up I have met the real life equivalent of nearly every one of the Outrageous Fortune characters. They smoke, drink heaps, smoke pot occassionally, love bbq's, cry, laugh, love, root (continuously on the show!!), scheme, fail, suceed. They swear, they get fucked over, they get the odd bonus in life that keeps them going. And Cheryl is the glue that keeps them altogether.
Love ya Chez.