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Cornelia Frances

Cornelia Frances is a famous Aussie actor.

She was born in Liverpool (UK) on 7 April 1941.

She died on 28 May 2018.

Early Life

Cornelia Frances was born on April 7, 1941, in Liverpool, England. In her early life, she moved to Australia with her family at the age of 11. Prior to becoming an actor, Frances worked as a radio disc jockey and model. She also studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.


Cornelia Frances had a successful career in both film and television. Some of the movies in which she appeared and are considered to be her most famous work include "The Love Letters from Teralba Road" (1977), "House of the Damned" (1996), and "Crocodile Dundee II" (1988). She also gained significant recognition for her long-standing role as Morag Bellingham in the Australian soap opera "Home and Away" from 1988 to 2017.

Family Life

Cornelia Frances was the daughter of Adrian and Frances Zulpo. She had one sibling, a brother named Adrian. Frances was married to Michael Eastland from 1958 until their divorce in 1962. She later married actor John Christopher, but unfortunately, their marriage also ended in divorce. The specific dates of their marriages and divorces are not publicly available.


Aside from her acting career, Cornelia Frances was also an author. She published her autobiography titled "And What Have You Done Lately?" in 1997. Frances was known for her distinctive voice and played several memorable villainous characters throughout her career. She was immensely loved by fans for both her talent and her strong personality. Cornelia Frances passed away on May 28, 2018, at the age of 77.