Australian movie stars died in 2007

Here are 2 famous actresses from Australia died in 2007:

Justine Saunders

Justine Saunders (February 20, 1953 Quilpie-April 15, 2007 Sydney) also known as Justine Florence Saunders was an Australian actor.

Saunders was of Aboriginal and European ancestry and was a member of the Wiradjuri tribe. She began her acting career in the 1970s and became one of Australia's most prominent Indigenous actors, starring in numerous film, television, and theater productions. Some of her most notable works include the Australian film "The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith" and the television series "The Flying Doctors" and "Police Rescue."

In addition to her successful acting career, Saunders was also an advocate for Indigenous rights and a mentor to many young Indigenous actors. She was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 2005 for her contributions to the performing arts and the Aboriginal community.

Saunders passed away in 2007 at the age of 54 after a long battle with cancer. She is remembered as a trailblazer for Indigenous representation in Australian media and a beloved member of the performing arts community.

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Tanja Liedtke

Tanja Liedtke (October 6, 1977 Stuttgart-August 17, 2007 Sydney) was an Australian choreographer, actor and dancer.

Born to German parents, Tanja Liedtke grew up in Hills District, Sydney. She began ballet lessons at the age of nine and later studied contemporary dance at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. After graduating, Liedtke performed with Australian dance companies such as Dance North and Australian Dance Theatre.

Liedtke gained international recognition in 2007 when she was appointed the new artistic director of the Sydney Dance Company, succeeding Graeme Murphy. Unfortunately, just a few months after her appointment, Liedtke was tragically killed in a road accident in Sydney at the age of 29.

Despite her short career, Liedtke was noted for her innovative and playful choreography, which combined classical technique with contemporary movements. Her works continue to be performed by companies around the world, including the Sydney Dance Company, which dedicated an annual choreographic award in her name.

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