Wendy Hughes

Wendy Hughes

Highest Rated: 100% Lonely Hearts (1983)

Lowest Rated: 45% Paradise Road (1997)

Birthday: Jul 29, 1952

Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Australian actress Wendy Hughes was trained as a ballerina before attending the National Institute of the Dramatic Arts. After several seasons with the Melbourne Theatre Company, Hughes emerged as one of the leading lights of so-called "New Australian Film" movement. She was nothing less than brilliant as the mother of Judy Davis in Gillian Armstrong's My Brilliant Career (1979); she followed this triumph with starring roles in Lonely Hearts (1981) and Careful He Might Hear You (1983), for which she won the Australian Film Institute award (the Australian equivalent of the Oscar) for Best Lead Actress. She also dabbled in screenwriting, with 1989's Luigi's Ladies. Her television work included the miniseries Amerika (1987) and A Woman Called Jackie (1991), and the role of Kate McGregor on the weekly Snowy River: The McGregor Saga. Hughes continued to be a major presence in the Australian film, TV and stage scene until her death in 2014 at age 61.

Highest Rated Movies



No Score Yet On Borrowed Time Actor 2011
No Score Yet Caterpillar Wish Actor 2006
71% The Man Who Sued God Jules Myers 2001
45% Paradise Road Mrs. Dickson 1997
63% Princess Caraboo Mrs. Worrall 1994
No Score Yet Wild Orchid 2: Two Shades of Blue Elle 1992
No Score Yet The Heist Sheila 1989
No Score Yet Luigi's Ladies Sara Screenwriter 1989
No Score Yet Happy New Year Carolyn 1987
No Score Yet Warm Nights on a Slow Moving Train Girl 1987
No Score Yet Amerika Marion Andrews 1987
No Score Yet Echoes of Paradise Maria 1986
No Score Yet Remember Me Actor 1985
No Score Yet Indecent Obsession Honour Langtry 1985
80% My First Wife Helen 1984
100% Lonely Hearts Patricia 1983
No Score Yet Careful, He Might Hear You Vanessa Scott 1983
No Score Yet Partners Actor 1982
No Score Yet Dangerous Summer Sophie McCann 1982
No Score Yet Touch and Go Eva 1980
85% My Brilliant Career Aunt Helen 1979
No Score Yet Kostas Carol 1979
No Score Yet Puzzle Claudine Cunningham 1978
No Score Yet Newsfront Amy McKenzie 1978
No Score Yet High Rolling in a Hot Corvette Barbie 1977
No Score Yet Alternative Actor 1976
No Score Yet Jock Petersen Patricia Kent 1974


91% Homicide: Life on the Street
Dr. Carol Blythe 1998
89% Star Trek: The Next Generation
Lt. Cmdr.Nella Daren 1993
No Score Yet Snowy River: The McGregor Saga
Kathleen O'Neil


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