Australian movie stars born in 1947

Here are 9 famous actresses from Australia were born in 1947:

Jacki Weaver

Jacki Weaver (May 25, 1947 Sydney-) also known as Jacqueline Ruth Weaver, Jacki, Jackie Weaver, Jacqueline Ruth "Jacki" Weaver or Jacqueline Ruth "Jacki" Weaver, AO is an Australian actor. Her child is called Dylan Walters.

Jacki Weaver began her acting career in the late 1960s but it wasn't until the 2010s that she became widely recognized as a talented actress. She has won many awards throughout her career, including two Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards, one Emmy Award, and was nominated for an Academy Award for her supporting role in the 2010 film "Animal Kingdom". Weaver has also appeared in a number of other popular films such as "Silver Linings Playbook", "Stoker", and "Widows". In addition to her work on the big screen, Weaver has also appeared in several television shows and miniseries, including "Secret City" and "Perpetual Grace, Ltd.". She is considered one of Australia's most respected and revered actresses.

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Rowena Wallace

Rowena Wallace (August 23, 1947 Coventry-) also known as Rowena is an Australian actor.

She is best known for her role as Patricia "Pat the Rat" Hamilton in the television soap opera "Prisoner" (also known as "Prisoner: Cell Block H") from 1982 to 1983. Wallace also had roles in other Australian TV dramas and comedies, as well as in films. She won the Logie Award for Most Popular Actress in 1985 for her role in the TV drama "Sons and Daughters". Wallace has since retired from acting but remains a beloved icon in Australian TV and entertainment.

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Carol Burns

Carol Burns (February 22, 1947 Brisbane-) is an Australian actor.

She is best known for her work in film, television, and theatre. Burns began her acting career with the Queensland Theatre Company in the 1960s before moving to Sydney to work with the Australian Theatre for Young People. She then worked in various productions at the Sydney Theatre Company, including the lead role in "The Crucible".

Burns' television credits include "Skyways", "Prisoner", "Sons and Daughters", and "The Flying Doctors". She also appeared in the critically acclaimed film "The Getting of Wisdom" and the Academy Award-winning film "The Piano".

In addition to acting, Burns was also a respected acting teacher and mentor, teaching at the Queensland University of Technology and the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She passed away in December 2015, leaving behind a legacy of memorable performances and dedication to her craft.

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Judi Connelli

Judi Connelli (July 24, 1947 Brisbane-) also known as Judie Conelli is an Australian actor and singer.

She first gained recognition for her role in the Australian production of "Jesus Christ Superstar" in 1972. Throughout her career, she has performed in various musicals such as "Les Misérables", "Pirates of Penzance", and "The Sound of Music". In addition to her stage work, Connelli has also released several albums, including "Judy Connelli Sings Sondheim" and "Leading Lady: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber". She has won numerous awards including the Green Room Award and the Helpmann Award for her contributions to the Australian theatre scene.

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Kate Fitzpatrick

Kate Fitzpatrick (October 1, 1947 Nedlands-) a.k.a. Katie Fitzpatrick, Kerry Kathleen Fitzpatrick, Kerry Fitzpatrick or Kathleen Fitzpatrick is an Australian actor, author, essayist, humorist and sports commentator. She has one child, Joseph Baillieu Albertini Fitzpatrick.

Fitzpatrick is best known for her successful career in theatre, having starred in numerous plays both in Australia and overseas. She has acted in several iconic Australian TV series, such as "The Sullivans", "Prisoner" and "The Flying Doctors". Fitzpatrick has also made appearances in films including "The Last of the Knucklemen" (1979) and "Going Down" (1983).

Apart from acting, Fitzpatrick has also written a number of books, essays and articles, showcasing her wit and humor. She is a regular contributor to Australian newspapers and has worked as a sports commentator for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

In 1983, Fitzpatrick was awarded the Order of Australia for her services to the performing arts. She has also been recognized by the National Trust of Australia for her contributions to Australian culture. Fitzpatrick continues to act and write, and is regarded as one of Australia's most beloved entertainers.

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Helen Morse

Helen Morse (January 24, 1947 Harrow on the Hill-) also known as H. Morse is an Australian actor.

She is best known for her role in the movie "Picnic at Hanging Rock" where she played the lead role of Miranda. Morse has also had notable roles in several other films and television series, including "Caddie", "A Dangerous Age", and "Bodyline". In addition to her acting career, Morse has also worked as a director and producer, and has taught acting in several prestigious institutions in Australia. Her work as an actor has garnered her numerous awards, including the Logie Award for Best Actress and the Helpmann Award for Best Female Actor in a Supporting Role. Morse remains an active member of the Australian arts community, and continues to inspire aspiring actors and filmmakers with her incredible talent and dedication to her craft.

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Gillian Jones

Gillian Jones (April 19, 1947 Newcastle-) is an Australian actor.

She began her career in the theatre, appearing in various productions in Sydney and Melbourne in the 1970s. Jones later transitioned to film and television, and is best known for her roles in the Australian TV series "The Saddle Club" and the film "Mad Max: Fury Road". In addition to her acting work, Jones is also a trained dialect coach and has worked on productions such as "The Matrix" and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy. She has been nominated for multiple industry awards for her contributions to the arts in Australia.

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Penny Ramsey

Penny Ramsey (June 25, 1947 Adelaide-February 11, 2009 St Andrews) also known as Penelope Ward Ramsey or Penny Ramsay-Mullinar was an Australian actor.

She started her career in the late 60s and appeared in several Australian TV series including "Homicide" and "Division 4" before landing a major role in the soap opera "Number 96" in the 70s. Ramsey played the role of Judy Stamp, a character who became a fan favorite. Her portrayal of Stamp tackled several social issues, including homosexuality and sexual liberation, which was groundbreaking at the time.

In addition to her TV work, Ramsey also acted in Australian films such as "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and "Petersen". She continued to act throughout the 80s and 90s, appearing in TV series such as "A Country Practice" and "Blue Heelers".

Aside from her acting career, Ramsey was also active in theatre, performing in productions of "The Rocky Horror Show" and "The Sound of Music". She also worked as a voice actor, lending her voice to several animated series.

Ramsey passed away in 2009 at the age of 61, after a battle with cancer. Her legacy lives on as one of Australia's most talented and respected actors.

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Michele Fawdon

Michele Fawdon (December 15, 1947 Essex-May 23, 2011 Melbourne) also known as Michelle Fawdon was an Australian actor.

She appeared in several Australian television series and movies, including "Division 4", "Matlock Police", and "Homicide". Fawdon gained international recognition for her role in the 1974 film, "Stone". She received critical acclaim for her role in the 1983 film "Careful, He Might Hear You", which earned her an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Supporting Actress. Fawdon was a dedicated advocate for the arts and was a member of several theater organizations in Melbourne. Despite her success in the entertainment industry, Fawdon struggled with addiction and passed away in 2011 at the age of 63.

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