Helen Buday

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Helen Buday
Born 1962
Melbourne, Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1983–

Helen Buday (born 1962) is an Australian theatre, TV, movie actress and singer. She appeared as Savannah Nix in the film Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome. She was awarded Best Actress at the 48th Valladolid International Film Festival in 2003 for her role in Alexandra's Project.

She graduated from the National Institute for Dramatic Art in 1983, and has since become one of Australia's leading theater actors. Buday has performed with most of Australia's leading theater companies, including roles in A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Three Sisters, The Importance of Being Earnest, and The Doll's House.

Buday is also a singer, and she has played the lead roles in My Fair Lady, Cabaret, High Society, and The Three-penny Opera.

She made her major screen debut as Savannah Nix, leader of the feral children in Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome.

Besides her regular theater work, Buday has also appeared in various Australian television series including Land of Hope, Secrets, Water Rats, and Stingers.[1]




Year Award Film Result
1986 AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role For Love Alone Nominated
2003 Alexandra's Project Nominated
FCCA Award for Best Actor - Female Nominated
Inside Film Award for Best Actress Nominated
Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress Won


  1. ^ "Helen Buday at Filmbug". Retrieved 8 July 2013. 

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