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Annette Kellerman

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Kellerman in her famous one-piece bathing suit

Source: Wikipedia

Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman (6 July 1886 – 6 November 1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress and writer. She was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example.

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  • Born: Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman 6 July 1886 Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
  • Died: 6 November 1975 (aged 89) Southport, Queensland, Australia
  • Resting place: Great Barrier Reef
  • Nationality: Australian
  • Other names: Annette Marie Sarah Kellerman
  • Education: Mentone Girls' Grammar School
  • Occupation: Swimmer, actress, writer
  • Known for: Swimmer, actress, writer, Inventor of Synchronised Swimming, Pioneer of women's swimwear
  • Religion: Roman Catholic
  • Spouse(s): James Raymond Louis Sullivan (m. 1912–75)
  • Website: www.annettekellerman.com

Read more about Annette Kellerman at Wikipedia or at the Internet Movie Database

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