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Victoria Shaw
Australian actress

Victoria Shaw

Victoria Shaw
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Intro Australian actress
Was Actor Television actor Film actor
From Australia
Field Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 25 May 1935, Sydney, Australia
Death 17 August 1988, Sydney, Australia (aged 53 years)
Star sign Gemini
Spouse: Roger Smith
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Victoria Shaw (25 May 1935 – 17 August 1988) was an Australian actress.

Early years

Shaw was born Jeanette Ann Lavina Mary Elizabeth Elphick in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents were Captain and Mrs. Francis W. Elphick. She lived in Croydon, New South Wales, and attended a convent school.


Shaw worked in an insurance office for six months before she went to the Dally-Watkins Agency, where she studied modelling with June Dally-Watkins before making her Australian screen debut opposite Chips Rafferty in The Phantom Stockman (1953). Bob Hope spotted her while touring Australia and urged her to try her luck in Hollywood, where in 1955, she signed a contract with Columbia Pictures.

With Stuart Whitman in Cimarron Strip

She played opposite Tyrone Power in The Eddy Duchin Story (1956), her United States film debut. Her subsequent films included The Crimson Kimono and Edge of Eternity (both 1959), Because They're Young and I Aim at the Stars (both 1960), Alvarez Kelly (1966) and Westworld (1973). She also made appearances in TV shows including guest-starring in 1964 as Barbara Talbot in the first-season episode 12, "Soldiers Sometimes Kill", and in 1966 as Pati Conboy "the Danzig Lady" in the second-season episode 29, "Siren Voices" of 12 O-Clock High. She also appeared in ABC's General Hospital, and Charlie's Angels and NBC's Ironside with Raymond Burr. Victoria Shaw also had an appearance on Barnaby Jones, playing a character named Dorothy Carlyle; episode titled "To Catch a Dead Man"(02/04/1973).

Personal life

Shaw married actor Roger Smith in North Hollywood, California, on July 28, 1956. After their divorce in 1965, Smith had joint custody of their three children, Tracey Leone (born 1957), Jordan F. (born 1958), and Dallas E. (born 1961). She married producer Elliott Alexander in 1966. They also divorced.


On August 17, 1988, Shaw died in Hornsby Hospital in Sydney at the age of 53 from emphysema.


Shaw was named Australia's Model of the Year in 1951. The next year, she was named Photographer's Model of the Year.

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