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Benita Collings

Benita Collings is a famous Aussie actor.

She was born in Sydney (NSW) on 01 January 1940.

How old is Benita Collings?

Benita Collings is currently 84 years old.

Early Life

Before becoming a famous actor, Benita Collings worked as a school teacher and a radio presenter. She also performed in various stage productions and television commercials.


Benita Collings is best known for her role as a presenter on the Australian children's television program, "Play School." She joined the show in 1969 and appeared in numerous episodes over the years, becoming a beloved figure in Australian households.

Family Life

Benita Collings' parents are Margit and Heinrich Collings. She has one sister named Margaret. In terms of her marital status, she was previously married to fellow actor John Hamblin. They tied the knot in 1982 but later divorced in 1994.


An interesting trivia about Benita Collings is that she holds the record for being the longest-serving presenter in "Play School" history, having appeared on the show for over 30 years. She also released a children's album titled "Picture Book" in 1979, which featured songs from the program.