Patti Morgan on the cover of Sydney’s Sunday Sun, 19 May, 1946.  The photographer responsible for this striking photo is unknown.Via the National Library of Australia’s Trove.

We must not touch our idols; the gilt sticks to our fingers. Gustave Flaubert – Madame Bovary

This site is dedicated to some of the undocumented Australian actors – who travelled to work overseas, particularly in the early – mid twentieth century.

This is also a work in progress, so where new information becomes available, entries are updated. Special thanks to the some of the extended families of actors listed here, who have contributed to improving the narratives – they are acknowledged on the Thanks, Links and Sources page.

Some Australian stories as imagined by non-Australians…

Australia as imagined by the Third Reich
Hollywood imagines bushrangers – Stingaree (1915, 1917, 1934)
Bushrangers in slouch hats – Hollywood imagines Australia (1928, 1929, 1939)
Hollywood imagines- Australians at War (1943, 1953, 1966-68)

Actor Profiles, (as requested) now listed by surname…

Surnames A-E

Surnames F-J

Surnames K-N

Surnames O-S

Surnames T-Z


Nick Murphy
April 2021

This site has been selected for archiving and preservation in the National Library of Australia’s Pandora archive