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.
- Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) as Savannah Nix
- For Love Alone (1986) as Teresa
- Dingo (1991) as Jane Anderson
- Road to Alice (1992) as Alice
- Let's Get Skase (2001) as Judith Turner
- Alexandra's Project (2003) as Alexandra
- Five Mile Creek: "The Hangman's Noose" (1984) as Bess
- Land of Hope (1986) as Sarah Quinn
- Shadow of the Cobra (1989) as Monique Leclerc
- Water Rats: "Wrecked" (1996) as Peggy Newland
- Stingers: "In the Gun" (2002) as Lois Dunlap
- All Saints: "To Forgive, Divine" (2003) as Belinda Mawson
|1986||AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role||For Love Alone||Nominated|
|FCCA Award for Best Actor - Female||Nominated|
|Inside Film Award for Best Actress||Nominated|
|Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress||Won|
- "Helen Buday at Filmbug". Retrieved 8 July 2013.
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