Australia's Fearless Mermaid Swims On

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Rochelle Siemienowicz

A new online exhibition curated by the NFSA celebrates the life of Annette Kellerman: champion swimmer, silent movie star, aqua ballerina and fitness expert.

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Image: Golden girl all in blue. A hand-tinted still of Annette Kellerman from the Australia's Fearless Mermaid exhibition. Source: NFSA.

About the author

Rochelle Siemienowicz is a journalist for Screenhub. She is a writer, film critic and cultural commentator with a PhD in Australian cinema. She is now the the co-host of Australia's longest running film podcast 'Hell is for Hyphenates'. She has written a memoir, Fallen, published by Affirm Press. You can follow her musings on Australian film and television on Twitter @Milan2Pinsk.