Susan Renouf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Susan, Lady Renouf
Susan Rossiter

15 July 1942
Died15 July 2016(2016-07-15) (aged 74)
Spouse(s)Andrew Peacock
(1963-78; divorced, 3 children)
Robert Sangster
(1976-78; annulled; 1978-85; divorced
Sir Frank Renouf
(1985-88; divorced)
Parent(s)Sir John Rossiter
Joan, Lady Rossiter (née Stewart)

Susan, Lady Renouf (née Rossiter; 15 July 1942 – 15 July 2016) was an Australian socialite. Her title was acquired through her third marriage to New Zealand businessman Sir Frank Renouf.

Marriages and children[edit]

Born Susan Rossiter to Sir John Rossiter, a politician, and Joan Stewart, she was married three times:

She had three children, including Jane, a British-based racehorse trainer, who took out a licence in September 2005. Formerly married to Peter Chapple-Hyam, her first win was with horse Chief Commander, at Wolverhampton on 13 January 2006. Her biggest success to date was when Mudawin won the Ebor Handicap at odds of 100-1 later that year.[1][2]


In 1970, she was the focus of a minor political scandal in Australia when she appeared in print advertisements for Sheridan brand bedsheets while her then husband, Andrew Peacock, was Minister for the Army in the Australian federal government. The advertisement read "Susan Peacock, wife of Australia's youngest Minister of State, adores Sheridan Sheets". This was in breach of a rule which forbids the linking of parliament to an any commercial advertising. Andrew Peacock was not required to resign over the incident.

In 1985, her third husband, Sir Frank Renouf, paid what was at the time the highest-ever price for a Sydney home, when he bought the mansion "Paradis sur Mer" in Wolseley Crescent at Point Piper, where the vendor was her second husband, Robert Sangster. The house was eventually razed.

Health issues and death[edit]

In 2013 it was reported that Lady Renouf had been diagnosed with ovarian cancer.[3]

She died on her 74th birthday, 15 July 2016. Her remains were cremated.[4]


  1. ^ Archived 8 May 2008 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 29 October 2007. Retrieved 4 November 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Lady Susan Renouf has cancer". Retrieved 10 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Lady Susan Renouf loses battle with ovarian cancer", The Age, 15 July 2016.

External links[edit]