The actress, who plays Charlie Buckton in the Australian soap, quit the show in 2011 and filmed her last scenes in August.
Anderson, whose final scenes air this week in Australia as Charlie leaves Summer Bay for good, will now focus on launching a successful career in Hollywood.
"One minute your life is one thing and the next you have no ties, no job and feel fantastic. It's liberating," she told the Daily Telegraph.
"I went to LA for a couple of weeks, took some meetings and did a bit of driving on the other side of the road.
"I don't have a plan set in concrete to move there just yet. But there is so much more work over there."
The 32-year-old has already landed some modelling jobs in the US, although she insisted that "acting is what I want to do".