Stella Southern

Stella Southern was an Australian actor best known for her performances in the silent films A Girl of the Bush (1921) and The Bushwhackers (1925).

Originally from Sydney, she was working for a milliner when discovered by Beaumont Smith who cast her in The Man from Snowy River (1920). He let her select her own stage name (her real name was Lucy Emma "Billie" Winks)[1] and she chose "Stella Southern" which means "star of the south".[2][3]

On 4n October 1921 she married New Zealand film director Harrington Reynolds in Auckland; she had starred for him in The Birth of New Zealand (1921). She also appeared in a number of productions on stage in Brisbane.[4]

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References

  1. New Zealand Film 1912-1996 by Helen Martin & Sam Edwards p29 (1997, Oxford University Press, Auckland) ISBN 019 558336 1
  2. "THE WORLD OF PICTURES". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 28 August 1920. p. 12. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  3. "THEATRE CRUMBS". The Mail. Adelaide: National Library of Australia. 13 November 1920. p. 7. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  4. Andrew Pike and Ross Cooper, Australian Film 1900–1977: A Guide to Feature Film Production, Melbourne: Oxford University Press, 1998, 100.
  5. "ENTERTAINMENTS". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 16 October 1922. p. 8. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  6. ""The Classics of 1923."". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 5 May 1923. p. 11. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  7. "The Theatre Royal". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 16 July 1923. p. 15. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  8. ""Penelope."". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 7 January 1924. p. 12. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  9. ""If Winter Comes."". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 19 January 1924. p. 11. Retrieved 5 January 2012.
  10. ""Twelfth Night."". The Brisbane Courier. National Library of Australia. 18 February 1924. p. 8. Retrieved 5 January 2012.


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