Australian movie stars died in 2013

Here are 6 famous actresses from Australia died in 2013:

Patricia Lovell

Patricia Lovell (November 27, 2014 Artarmon-January 26, 2013 Sydney) a.k.a. Patricia Anne Tasman, Pat Lovell, Patricia Anna Parr, Patricia Lovell AM, MBE, Miss Pat or Patricia Anne Parr was an Australian film producer and actor. She had two children, Jenny Lovell and Simon Lovell.

Patricia Lovell was born in Artarmon, a suburb of Sydney, Australia. She began her career in the entertainment industry as an actor in the 1940s, appearing in numerous Australian films and television shows. In the 1960s, she transitioned into producing and is best known for producing the classic Australian film, "Picnic at Hanging Rock" (1975).

Lovell was a pioneer for women in the Australian film industry, and her contributions were recognized with many prestigious awards throughout her career, including an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 1978 and an AM (Member of the Order of Australia) in 2002.

Lovell was also instrumental in establishing the Australian film and television industry, serving as the first female president of the Screen Producers Association of Australia and as a founding member of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts.

In addition to her career in film, Lovell was a dedicated philanthropist, serving as a patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Brain Foundation. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 98, leaving behind a legacy as a trailblazer for women and a highly respected figure in the Australian film industry.

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Joyce Jacobs

Joyce Jacobs (April 15, 1922 England-September 15, 2013 Sydney) was an Australian actor.

Jacobs began her theater career in the 1940s and starred in numerous plays in England before relocating to Australia in 1950. She quickly established herself as a prolific stage actress in various productions and eventually transitioned to television and film acting in the 1960s. Some of her notable TV credits include "Homicide", "Matlock Police", and "Prisoner". She also appeared in the films "Mad Dog Morgan" and "The Coca-Cola Kid". In addition to acting, Jacobs was an advocate for animal welfare and regularly volunteered at the RSPCA. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 91.

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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.

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Chrissy Amphlett

Chrissy Amphlett (October 25, 1959 Geelong-April 21, 2013 New York City) also known as Christina Amphlett or Christine Joy Amphlett was an Australian singer, actor and songwriter.

She was the lead singer of the rock band Divinyls which she co-founded in 1980 with Mark McEntee. Amphlett's distinctive vocals and stage presence helped to establish Divinyls as one of Australia's most popular bands. The band's hit singles included "Boys in Town", "I Touch Myself", and "Pleasure and Pain". Amphlett also had success as a solo artist, releasing the album "Love and Demons" in 1999. In addition to her music career, Amphlett was also an accomplished actor, appearing in several films and television shows. She was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2006 and was known for her contributions to the Australian music scene as well as her bold and fearless style.

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Elke Neidhardt

Elke Neidhardt (July 5, 1941 Stuttgart-November 25, 2013 Melbourne) a.k.a. Elke Cordelia Neidhardt AM or Elke Neidhart was an Australian actor and theatre director. She had one child, Fabian Muir.

Born in Germany, Elke Neidhardt migrated to Australia in 1977. She became a prominent figure in the Australian theatre scene, directing plays for numerous theatre companies including Sydney Theatre Company and Melbourne Theatre Company. Neidhardt was also a strong advocate for women in theatre and was instrumental in founding the Women's Circus in Melbourne in 1991. In addition to her work as a director, she was also a talented actor and appeared in several films and TV series including "The Flying Doctors" and "All Together Now". In recognition of her contributions to the arts, Neidhardt was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia in 2009. She passed away in 2013 at the age of 72.

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Betty Burstall

Betty Burstall (February 4, 1926 Australia-June 14, 2013 Melbourne) otherwise known as Betty Margaret Rogers or Betty Rogers was an Australian actor and theatre director. Her children are called Dan Burstall and Tom Burstall.

Betty Burstall was best known as the founder of La Mama Theatre, a small independent theatre in Melbourne which focused on encouraging new and experimental Australian plays. Burstall's passion for theatre led her to establish this theatre in 1967, a place where artists could have the freedom to produce their own work. Over the years, she provided young Australian playwrights with opportunities to showcase their work and helped to nurture the careers of many successful actors and directors. Burstall was awarded the Order of Australia Medal in 1990 for her services to theatre. She was also a strong advocate for women's rights and her feminist beliefs influenced her work as a theatre director. Burstall's legacy lives on through La Mama Theatre, which continues to support and promote new and innovative Australian theatre.

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