Rose Porteous

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Birthday
26, 1948
Birthplace
Philippines
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
26, 1948 (age 71)
Birthplace
Philippines

About

The widow of wealthy Australian mining company owner, Lang Hancock. She is known for being a socialite and spends her time galavanting amidst the upper crust of society in Perth and Melbourne, Australia.

Before Fame

She was born in the Philippines and lived in several other countries before settling in Australia, where she secured a position as the maid of her future husband, Lang Hancock.

Trivia

Her stepdaughter accused her of being wholly or partially responsible for Lang Hancock's passing; however, the coroner ruled that he had died of heart disease.

Family Life

She married Lang Hancock, a man nearly forty years her senior, in 1985. The two built and lived in a mansion that they modeled after Tara, the plantation house in Gone with the Wind.

Associated With

Porteous and her one-time stepdaughter, Gina Rinehart, were involved in a drawn-out legal battle over the death of Rinehart's father and the division of his wealth.