Anita Hegh

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Anita Hegh
Born (1972-05-11) 11 May 1972 (age 45)
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–

Anita Hegh (born 11 May 1972) is an Australian actress, known for starring as Ellen 'Mac' Mackenzie in the television series Stingers' and most recently Bianca Grieve in Janet King.


Her father was Norwegian, and her mother is Estonian.[1] They both migrated to Australia as children after World War II. Hegh has one brother, Arnold Hegh.

Hegh studied to be a teacher at Sydney University, where she joined the Sydney University Dramatic Society.[2] After auditioning for and being accepted into the National Institute of Dramatic Art, in Sydney, she changed her career path. Hegh studied drama at NIDA, graduating in 1994,[3] and has rarely been out of work since.


After minor roles in Così (1996), Paradise Road (1997) and the children's television series Return to Jupiter, Hegh became well-known starring as Ellen 'Mac' Mackenzie on Stingers'

Hegh received an Australian Film Institute Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role,for her work in MDA. Other television credits includeLast Man Standing,'Valentine's Day','The Informant',Carlotta,Deep Water, My Place, McLeod's Daughters, Rescue Special Ops and Time of our Lives.

He film credits include; Stuffed,Maiden,and Last Ride with Hugo Weaving. Hegh works extensively in theatre. She won both a Helpmann and Sydney Theatre Award for The Wild Duck at Belvoir Street Theatre, She also won a Sydney theatre award for The City at the Sydney Theatre Company.

In 2017, after completing the second season of Janet King for the ABC, Hegh will work for the Sydney Theatre Company in'Cloud Nine' and also 'The Father (touring Melbourne theatre company) in 2017.


  1. ^ Zuk, Tim. "Stingers: profiles". Australian Television Information Archive. Retrieved 2008-05-09. 
  2. ^ Zuk, Tim "Stingers: Actor Profiles-AnitaTim Hegh ", Australian Television Information Archive, Retrieved 19 April 2010.
  3. ^ "Alumni" Archived 14 October 2013 at the Wayback Machine., National Institute of Dramatic Art, Retrieved 28 March 2010

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