The photo above shows 18 year old Melbourne-born Mary Maguire with Basil Rathbone and Jane Bryan on a break during the making of “Confession” in 1937. The photographer is unknown. From the author’s collection.

This site is dedicated to some of the undocumented Australian actresses – and actors – who travelled to work overseas, particularly before World War II.

So far… and in order of birth…


Frank Healy’s San Francisco Opera Company 1907



Nick Murphy

September 2018