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25 December 1972|
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|Died||4 January 2006
Heathcote was born in Melbourne on 25 December 1972. She began her acting career with a role in medical drama series A Country Practice as Stephanie "Steve" Brennan from 1990 to 1991. She followed this with a role in Australian film Reckless Kelly (1993).
She graduated from Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in late 1994. Acting roles included roles in Bordertown, GP and Soldier Soldier. Subsequent to this she took the ongoing role of Senior Constable Fiona Cassidy in Water Rats (1996–97), followed by a role in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation series Raw FM (1997) in which she played sexy lesbian dancer Sam, a role she said challenged her more than anything she'd done since leaving NIDA. She won an AFI award in 2000 for her role in ABC's Grass Roots.
Along with her husband she established an annual fundraising event that raises $500,000 a year for the neonatal unit at the Royal Children's Hospital. The staff there saved the life of their first child, Madeleine, who is believed to have suffered respiratory problems. The couple moved to the USA in 2005, basing themselves in New York City.
Her funeral was held on 18 January 2006 at St Peter's Church in Toorak, Victoria, Australia. She was survived by her husband, their daughter, and their son. Heathcote is buried at Sorrento Cemetery on the Mornington Peninsula.
- Grass Roots (2000)
- Pigs Breakfast (1999)
- Three Chords and a Wardrobe (1998)
- Raw FM (1997)
- Water Rats (TV series) (1996–1997)
- Sun on the Stubble (1996)
- Bordertown (TV series) (1995)
- Reckless Kelly (1993)
- A Country Practice (1990–1991)
- Jo Roberts (1 January 2006) "Television star Heathcote dies in US". The Age; retrieved 25 December 2014