Australian movie stars died in 1996

Here are 4 famous actresses from Australia died in 1996:

P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers (August 9, 1899 Maryborough-April 23, 1996 London) also known as P.L. Travers, Pamela Lyndon Travers, Travers, P.L., Helen Lyndon Goff or Helen Goff was an Australian writer, novelist, journalist and actor. She had one child, Camillus Hone.

Travers is best known for her book Mary Poppins, which was later adapted into a movie by Walt Disney. Travers initially refused to sell the rights to Disney, but eventually agreed on the condition that she would be involved in the production. However, she was displeased with many changes made to her story and had a difficult working relationship with Disney. Travers continued to write and publish throughout her life and received several awards for her work. She was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1977 and was inducted into the Disney Legends Hall of Fame in 2004.

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Taya Straton

Taya Straton (November 27, 1960-February 26, 1996 Australia) was an Australian actor.

She was best known for her role as Plissken in the cult classic film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. Straton began her career in the late 1970s, appearing in several Australian television shows.

In addition to her acting career, Straton was also an accomplished singer and musician. She played guitar and sang in several bands throughout her lifetime.

Tragically, Straton died at the young age of 35 due to complications from diabetes. She is remembered for her talent and contributions to the Australian film and music industries.

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Colleen Clifford

Colleen Clifford (November 17, 1898 Taunton-April 7, 1996 Sydney) a.k.a. Eileen Margaret or Irene Margaret Blackford was an Australian actor.

She was best known for her work in the theatre, performing in numerous productions throughout Australia and also in London's West End. Some of her notable performances include her role as Violet Hopson in Michael Gow's play "Away" and as Mrs. Higgins in George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion". Clifford also appeared in several films, including "The Sentimental Bloke" (1919), "The Man They Couldn't Arrest" (1931), and "The Gentleman Bushranger" (1942). In addition to her acting career, Clifford was also a teacher, writer, and director, and made significant contributions to the Australian theatrical community throughout her life.

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Fearless Nadia

Fearless Nadia (January 8, 1908 Perth-January 9, 1996 Mumbai) a.k.a. Mary Evans, Mary Evans Wadia, Mary Ann Evans, Nadia or Nadia H. Wadia was an Australian actor, stunt performer and circus performer. Her child is called Robert Jones.

Fearless Nadia gained fame in the Indian film industry during the 1930s and 1940s for her pioneering roles in action and stunt-based films. She was one of the earliest female stars of Indian cinema and is considered a pioneer and an icon in the stunt and action genre. Her most popular films include Hunterwali (1935), Miss Frontier Mail (1936), and Diamond Queen (1940). Despite facing several challenges as a female performer in a male-dominated industry, Fearless Nadia continued to break barriers and inspire future generations of performers. After retiring from films, she lived a quiet life in Mumbai until her death in 1996 at age 88.

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