Here are 3 famous actresses from Australia died at 61:
Wendy Hughes (July 29, 1952 Melbourne-March 8, 2014 Sydney) was an Australian actor and film producer. She had two children, Charlotte Haywood and Jay Juillet.
She died as a result of cancer.
Wendy Hughes began her acting career in the late 1960s and became a successful stage and screen actress in Australia and internationally. She received critical acclaim for her performances in films such as "My Brilliant Career" (1979), "Careful, He Might Hear You" (1983), and "Paradise Road" (1997), among others.
In addition to her acting career, Hughes was also a successful film producer. She founded the production company New Town Films with her partner, artist and filmmaker Ray Argall, and produced several films including "Boundaries of the Heart" (1988) and "Hunt Angels" (2006).
Hughes was active in social and political issues, and was a founding member of Women in Film and Television in Australia. She was also an advocate for the rights of refugees and asylum seekers.
Her legacy continues to inspire future generations of actors and filmmakers in Australia and beyond.
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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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Betty Stockfeld (January 15, 1905 Sydney-January 27, 1966 Tadworth) otherwise known as Elizabeth Stockfield was an Australian actor.
Stockfeld started her acting career in the 1920s with a variety of stage roles in London's West End. She was best known for her performances in classic plays, and she appeared in productions like "The Importance of Being Earnest," "Hamlet," and "Pygmalion." Stockfeld also had a successful career on screen, starring in a number of British films in the 1930s and 1940s, such as "We Live Again" (1934), "The Villiers Diamond" (1938), and "The Adventurers" (1949). In addition to acting, she was also a talented singer and recorded several songs in the 1930s. Stockfeld retired from acting in the early 1950s, and spent the remainder of her life in Surrey where she died at the age of 61.
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