Annette Kellerman

Movie Actress

Birthday July 6, 1886

Birth Sign Cancer

Birthplace Australia

DEATH DATE Nov 6, 1975 (89)

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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.


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."