Annette Andre

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Annette Andre
Annette Christine Andreallo

(1939-06-24) 24 June 1939 (age 82)
Sydney, Australia
Years active1958–1988
Spouse(s)Arthur Weingarten
(m. 1989)
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Annette Andre (born 24 June 1939) is an Australian actress best known for her work on British television throughout the 1960s and 1970s.[1]


The daughter of an upholsterer, Annette Andre was born in Sydney, Australia, as Annette Christine Andreallo and educated at Brigidine College, Sydney.

She began work as a ballet dancer at the age of 4 at an academy linked to the Australian Ballet. At the age of 15, she decided to quit ballet and pursue acting because she realized that she wasn't 16 yet, the legal age to work in acting. Andre enrolled in a radio training school and her first radio role was in the serial radio drama called Kid Grayson Rides the Range.[2] The first TV role she starred in was a role in the TV movie If It's a Rose. Her other Australian TV performances included Slaughter of St Teresa's Day.[3]


She went to Britain in 1963 and was cast in Emerald Soup.[4]

Her first film role was in This Is My Street (1964), and her other film credits include The Heroes of Telemark (1965), He Who Rides a Tiger (1965), Up Jumped a Swagman (1965) with Frank Ifield, and the Charlie Drake comedy Mister Ten Per Cent (1967). She also played Philia, a beautiful virgin concubine from the house of procurer Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers) in the 1966 film version of the Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. She played in the stage musical Vanity Fair in London's West End.[5]

Her longest running role was as Marty Hopkirk's widow Jeannie Hopkirk in the ITC series Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) (1969–70).[6][7] She also made guest appearances in other shows such as Whiplash, The Avengers, The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Troubleshooters, The Baron and The Prisoner.

During the 1970s, Andre guest starred in episodes of The Persuaders!, The New Avengers and Return of the Saint. In the 1980s, she appeared in the soap opera Crossroads as well as returning to Australia to play Jennifer Brent in Taurus Rising and Camilla Wells in Prisoner (retitled Prisoner: Cell Block H in the US and UK).

During 1985 and 1986, she appeared onstage in London's West End in the mystery thriller The Business of Murder at the Mayfair Theatre.[citation needed]

Andre is now semi-retired from acting, and devotes much of her time to animal welfare issues. She spearheads the new BFF Support Group and, with her producer husband Arthur Weingarten, works closely with Virginia McKenna of the Zoo Check campaign.[8] She made one of her rare appearances at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention in Aberdeen, Maryland in September 2007.

Personal life[edit]

She was once linked romantically with George Best, the footballer.[9]

She turned down a proposal of marriage in the early 1960s by Benny Hill.[10]

She fell pregnant before turning 40 and had a daughter. She elected not to reveal who the father was.[11]


In 2018, Andre published her memoir Where Have I Been All My Life, with a foreword by Sir Roger Moore and an appreciation by her Randall & Hopkirk (Deceased) co-star, Kenneth Cope.[citation needed]

Filmography and works[edit]


Year Title Role Notes
1957 The House on the Corner TV Series
1958 If It's A Rose Anna TV movie
1959 Act of Violence unknown
1959 Wuthering Heights Isabella TV Movie
1960 Stormy Petrel unknown 4 episodes
1960 The Slaughter of St Theresa's Day Thelma TV movie
1961 Whiplash Fiona Merrick
3 episodes
1961 The Merchant of Venice Jessica TV Movie
1961 Martine Martine TV Movie
1961 Consider Your Verdict The Other Woman In the episode Queen Versus Regan
1962 Boy Round the Corner Carrie TV movie
1963 Our Man at St. Marks Jackie Hawkins In the episode Holier than Thou
1963 The Sentimental Agent Betsy Ann In the episode Finishing School
1963 Emerald Soup Penny Dalton 3 episodes
1964 The Avengers Judy In the episode Mandrake
1964 Crane Petra In the episode Two Rings for Dinner
1964 Sergeant Cork Mary Briggs In the episode The Case of the Two Poisons
1964 Story Parade Rosie Sullivan In the episode The Little White God
1964 Emergency-Ward 10 Sally Graham 3 episodes
1964 The Human Jungle Jane In the episode Dual Control
1965 Gideon C.I.D. Sue Young In the episode The Nightlifers
1965 The Mill on the Floss Lucy Deane 4 episodes
1965 Front Page Story Ingar In the episode They Don't Grow on Trees
1966 Adam Adamant Lives! Paula In the episode Beauty Is an Ugly Word
1964-1967 The Saint Madeline Gray
Linda Henderson
Madeline Dawson
5 episodes
1967 Mogul Tammy Gervais In the episode Home and Dry
1967 The Baron Samantha Ballard In the episode Roundabout
1967 The Dick Emery Show Herself Episode 6.1
1967 Half Hour Story Angie In the episode What Will You Do About Christmas?
1967 The Revenue Men Jane Quest In the episode Conflict of Interests
1967 The Prisoner Watchmaker's Daughter In the episode It's Your Funeral
1968 The Guns of Will Sonnett Leah Galt In the episode The Sins of the Father
1968 Detective Anna Pryde In the episode Cork on the Water
1969-1970 Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased) Jeannie Hopkirk 25 episodes
1971 The Persuaders! Pekoo Rayne In the episode Powerswitch
1972 Owen, M.D. Mary Jane Phillips In two parter called Saddler's Challenge
1972 The Brothers Sally Wolfe 5 episodes
1972 Man at the Top Tricia Kennedy In the episode Living Like a Lord
1973 Nobody Is Norman Wisdom Moria Episode 1.3
1975 The Rough with the Smooth Irene Fellowes Episode 1.6
1976 The New Avengers Suzy Miller In the episode House of Cards
1977 Cop Shop Yvonne Holme/Yvonne Holmes/Elizabeth Bakos 15 episodes
1978 Return of the Saint Sandy In the episode Yesterday's Hero
1980 Company and Co. Lucy In the episode A Little Confidence
1981 Sporting Chance In the episode A Perfect 10
1982 Taurus Rising Jennifer Brant
1984 Prisoner: Cell Block H Camilla Wells 4 episodes
1988 Maigret Judith Hollenbeck TV movie


Year Title Role
1964 This Is My Street Jinny
1964 Panic Button Drama student
1965 He Who Rides a Tiger Julie
1965 The Heroes of Telemark Girl Student
1965 Up Jumped a Swagman Patsy
1966 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum Philia
1967 Mister Ten Per Cent Muriel
2017 Nobis Margaret

Music videos[edit]

Year Title
1965 You've Lost That Lovin' Feelin' (The Righteous Brothers) [12]



  1. ^ Vagg, Stephen (29 August 2020). "Annette Andre: My Brilliant Early Australian Career". Filmink.
  2. ^ Byrne, John (18 April 2017). "My First Job: Annette Andre – 'I didn't get stage fright on radio'". The Stage. Archived from the original on 19 April 2017. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  3. ^ Vagg, Stephen (19 October 2020). "Forgotten Australian TV Plays – The Slaughter of St Teresa's Day". Filmink.
  4. ^ "TV serial a multi-nation affair". The Australian Women's Weekly. Vol. 31, no. 21. Australia. 23 October 1963. p. 17. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ Brian Gibson (30 June 1965). "Annette's in top gear". The Australian Women's Weekly. National Library of Australia. p. 7. Retrieved 7 June 2014.
  6. ^ Chapman, James (2002). Saints and avengers: British adventure series of the 1960s. Popular Television Genres, I.B.Tauris. p. 202. ISBN 1-86064-754-5.
  7. ^ Porter, Toby (1 November 2018). "Sixties movie and TV star Annette Andre talks about her life on both screens". London News Online. Retrieved 8 April 2020.
  8. ^ Plays and players, Issues 382–387. Hansom Books. 1995.
  9. ^ "George Best not worried by 'sacking'". The Canberra Times. Vol. 47, no. 13, 300. Australian Capital Territory, Australia. 7 December 1972. p. 36. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  10. ^ Today newspaper, 23 April 1992
  11. ^ "Annette Andre: Combining the roles of actress and single parent". The Australian Women's Weekly. Vol. 50, no. 12. Australia. 8 September 1982. p. 21. Retrieved 29 August 2020 – via National Library of Australia.
  12. ^ "The Righteous Brothers – You've lost that loving feeling 1965".

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