Here are 5 famous actresses from Australia were born in 1923:
Dorothy Hewett (May 21, 1923 Perth-August 25, 2002 Springwood) otherwise known as Dorothy Coade Hewett, Dorothy Coade Hewitt or Hewett, Dorothy was an Australian writer, novelist, author, poet, librettist, playwright, screenwriter and actor. She had two children, Kate Lilley and Tom Flood.
Hewett was a prolific writer, producing over 20 plays, seven collections of poetry, four novels, and a memoir. She was one of the leading voices of Australian feminism and social activism, and her work often dealt with themes of sexuality, politics, and personal liberation. Her most well-known works include the plays "The Chapel Perilous" and "This Old Man Comes Rolling Home," the novels "Bobbin Up" and "The Toucher," and the poetry collections "Rapunzel in Suburbia" and "Selected Poems." Hewett was also an influential teacher, mentoring many young writers and poets during her time as a lecturer at the University of Western Australia and the University of New England. She remained an important figure in Australian literature until her death in 2002.
Moyra Fraser (December 3, 1923 Sydney-December 13, 2009 England) was an Australian actor and ballet dancer. Her children are called Carol Sutherland, Paul Lubbock and Guy Lubbock.
Fraser was born in Sydney and grew up in Melbourne, where she began her ballet training with Laurel Martyn. She made her professional debut with the National Theatre Ballet in 1940 and later joined the Borovansky Ballet as a soloist in 1943. Fraser was known for her elegant, lyrical style and was a principal dancer with the Borovansky Ballet for several years.
Fraser transitioned to acting in the 1950s and appeared in a variety of stage, film, and television roles over the course of her career. She appeared in several productions for the Royal Shakespeare Company and was a regular on the popular British TV series "The Benny Hill Show". Fraser also wrote several books, including a memoir about her dance career called "A Dancer’s Tale".
Fraser was married twice and had three children. She lived in England for most of her later years and passed away in 2009 at the age of 86.
Jessica Noad (October 23, 1923 Sydney-) is an Australian actor.
She began her acting career in the 1940s in Australian theater productions before transitioning into film and television. Some of her most notable film roles include "The Sundowners" (1960) and "Sunday Too Far Away" (1975).
In addition to her successful acting career, Noad has also worked as a director and writer. She is particularly known for her work in Australian television, having directed episodes of popular shows such as "The Sullivans" and "Neighbours."
Throughout her career, Noad has received numerous accolades for her contributions to the Australian entertainment industry, including being awarded the Order of Australia in 1999. She continues to be a respected and beloved figure in Australian film and television.
June Newton (June 3, 1923 Melbourne-) is an Australian actor.
June Newton, also known by her pseudonym Alice Springs, is an Australian actress, model, and photographer, born on June 3, 1923 in Melbourne. She began her career in front of the camera as a model in the 1940s before transitioning to photography in the 1970s. Newton became fascinated with photography after meeting her future husband, Helmut Newton, a renowned fashion photographer, in Melbourne in 1947. She moved to Paris with him in the 1960s and began shooting portraits of artists and celebrities in her own distinctive style. Her work has been exhibited in galleries all over the world and published in several books, including her own monograph, "Alice Springs." Newton has also acted in several films and television shows, including "The Killing Fields" and "Two Friends," and has been the subject of numerous documentaries about her life and work. She continues to live and work in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Margo Lee (June 20, 1923 Camden-October 16, 1987 Sydney) a.k.a. Margaret Hogg was an Australian actor.
Lee was born in Camden, New South Wales, Australia, in 1923. She started her acting career as a young girl in local productions and eventually moved to Sydney to pursue her passion. Lee made her professional debut in the 1944 stage production of "Sons of the Soil".
She gained national recognition for her portrayal of Marjorie, the wife of Ginger Meggs in the 1951 film, "The Kid from Broken Hill". This led to many other film and television roles, including "Smiley Gets a Gun" (1958) and "Homicide" (1964-1967).
In addition to her acting career, Lee was a dedicated philanthropist and advocate for the arts. She served on the board of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust and was instrumental in the construction of the Sydney Opera House.
Lee died in Sydney in 1987 at the age of 64. She is remembered as a pioneer of Australian film and theatre, and a passionate supporter of the arts.