Australian movie stars born in 1949

Here are 6 famous actresses from Australia were born in 1949:

Diane Craig

Diane Craig (June 9, 1949 Bangor-) also known as Diane Mary Craig or Di Craig is an Australian actor. She has two children, David McDonald and Kate McDonald.

Craig trained at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney and began her career in theatre. She later transitioned to television and film, appearing in popular Australian shows such as "Prisoner" and "A Country Practice." She is best known for her role as Lisa Brooks in the long-running soap opera "The Young and the Restless." Craig has also worked as a voice actor, including for the animated television series "Blinky Bill." In addition to her acting work, she has also been involved in various charitable causes, including serving as an ambassador for Cancer Council NSW.

Jane Clifton

Jane Clifton (April 10, 1949 Gibraltar-) is an Australian novelist, singer and actor.

Jane Clifton was born in Gibraltar in 1949 to a British military family. Her family moved to Australia when she was a child, and she grew up in Melbourne. Clifton initially began her career as an actor, winning roles on various Australian television shows and films. However, she also had a passion for music and began recording and performing in the late 1970s. Clifton's first album, "Girl on the Wall," was released in 1979, and she went on to release several more albums over the years. In addition to her music and acting career, Clifton is also a successful novelist, with several published books to her name. She continues to perform, act and write to this day.

Penne Hackforth-Jones

Penne Hackforth-Jones (August 5, 1949 Greenwich-May 17, 2013 Melbourne) also known as Penelope Beatrix Hackforth-Jones was an Australian actor and biographer.

Hackforth-Jones was born in Greenwich, England and grew up in Sydney, Australia. She attended the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) and started her career as an actor, appearing in over 60 films, TV shows, and stage productions throughout her career. Some of her well-known roles include the TV series "The Sullivans" and the films "Strictly Ballroom" and "Muriel's Wedding."

Aside from her acting career, Hackforth-Jones was also a biographer. She wrote biographies of famous Australian actors and directors, including "A Biographical Dictionary of Australian and New Zealand Cinema" and "Actors Talk About Acting." In 2009, she was awarded the Australian Centenary Medal for her services to the arts.

Hackforth-Jones passed away in 2013 at the age of 63 after a battle with cancer. She is remembered for her versatility as an actor and her contributions to Australian cinema and theater.

Evelyn Krape

Evelyn Krape (August 2, 1949 Melbourne-) is an Australian actor.

Evelyn Krape is best known for her roles in Australian television series and films. She began her career in the 1970s working with Melbourne Theatre Company and has since then worked in various productions. Her notable works include ABC TV's hit sitcoms "Mother and Son" and "Prisoner". Krape has also appeared in popular Australian TV series such as "Neighbours" and "Blue Heelers". In 1983, Krape won the AFI Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role in the film "Careful He Might Hear You". Apart from acting, she is also a qualified teacher and conducts workshops for aspiring actors.

Pamela Stephenson

Pamela Stephenson (December 4, 1949 Takapuna-) also known as Pamela Helen Stephenson, Pamela Helen Stephenson Connolly, Dr Pamela Connolly, Dr. Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Pamela Stephenson Connolly, Dr. Pamela Stephenson, Pamela H. Connolly or Pam Stephenson is an Australian actor, comedian, clinical psychologist, writer and voice actor. Her children are called Daisy Connolly, Amy Connolly and Scarlett Connolly.

Stephenson was born in New Zealand but moved to Australia at a young age. She began her career as a comedian in the UK, where she gained fame as a cast member on the satirical comedy show "Not the Nine O'Clock News". She later became a clinical psychologist and wrote several books on mental health, including the best-selling "Billy" series based on her experiences with a patient. In addition to her work in comedy and psychology, Stephenson also appeared in several films and television shows, and provided the voice of Belle in the Disney film "Beauty and the Beast". She has been married to comedian Billy Connolly since 1989, and the couple splits their time between Scotland and the United States.

Brenda Kendall

Brenda Kendall (June 26, 1949 Melbourne-) is an Australian actor.

She is best known for her work in the Australian film and television industry. Kendall began her career in the 1970s with appearances in popular Australian TV shows such as "Homicide" and "The Sullivans." She went on to act in a number of Australian films, including "Mad Max," "The Road Warrior," and "The Year of Living Dangerously."

Aside from acting, Kendall has also worked as a voiceover artist and acting coach. She has taught at various drama schools in Australia and has been a mentor to many aspiring actors.

Throughout her career, Kendall has been recognized for her contributions to the film and television industry. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2009 for her services to the arts, particularly as an actor, and in 2017 she was inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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