At 16 Deborah Gray was working in the typing pool of Australia's ParliamentHouse when she was plucked out to work on the Prime Minister's privatestaff. Getting bored with the job, she started modeling in her spare timeand was named as the national capital's model of the year while stillworking at Parliament House. A modeling offer from a Sydney agency promptedher to exit typing for good and head for the big smoke. Deborah found herway into television, first in commercials and then in acting. She landed aregular part on "Number 96" (1972), aptly described as "a groundbreakingserial featuring high camp dramatics, sex, sin and nudity, and hilariouscomic relief." In her role of psychiatric patient 'Miss Hemingway', Deborahsecured a niche in Australian television history as the first character toappear full frontal naked. The ensuing media attention launched her as a sexsymbol. She ran with it, but found it a hindrance in pursuing a seriousacting career. An interest in singing lead her to branch out into music. Shereleased a couple of singles to mixed response and composed and sang thetheme song for an otherwise unmemorable movie in which she appeared.Although she drifted out of showbusiness in the 1980s she continued todevelop her musical skills and released a jazz CD of her own compositions inthe 1990s. She also developed an interest in the occult that lead to anumber of books and a media tag as "Australia's Good Witch".