Anna Murdoch Mann

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Anna (Torv Murdoch) Mann (born 1944) is a Scottish journalist and author.


Early life[edit]

Anna Torv was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1944.[1][2] Her father was Jacob Tõrv, an Estonian-born merchant seaman and her mother, Sylvia Braida, a Scottish drycleaner.[2] Her parents had a drycleaning business in Glasgow, until they emigrated to Australia.[2] When they opened a picnic park outside Sydney and it went bankrupt, her mother left the family household.[2] She has two brothers and one sister.[2] She went to a Sisters of Mercy School.[2]


She worked as a journalist for the Australian Daily Telegraph.[1] She later served on the Board of Directors of News Corporation.[1]

She has written three books.[1] Her first novel, In Her Own Image, is about two sisters who fall in love with the same man on a sheep station close to the Murrumbidgee River.[3]

Personal life[edit]

She was married to Rupert Murdoch from 1967 to 1999.[1][3][4][5] They had three children:

When they divorced in 1999, she reportedly received $1.7 billion (including $110 million in cash) from the settlement.[1][4] She remarried six months later, to William Mann, a financier.[1][2][4] They reside in The Hamptons, in a house formerly owned by philanthropist Yasmin Aga Khan (born 1949).[2]


  • In Her Own Image (1986)
  • Family Business (1988)
  • Coming to Terms (1992)