Annette Kellerman

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Birthday
6, 1886
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 6, 1975 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
6, 1886
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 6, 1975 (89)

About

Credited for popularizing one-piece swimsuits for women, she attempted to swim the English Channel and acted in several films, including "A Daughter of the Gods."

Before Fame

She wore steel leg braces to overcome a leg disability, eventually developing full mobility and strength and the ability to swim.

Trivia

She wrote several books, including one on swimming, a collection of children's stories, and an autobiography.

Family Life

Her father Frederick was a professional violinist, and her mother Alice was a piano and music teacher.

Associated With

Actress Esther Williams portrayed her in the movie "Million Dollar Mermaid."