Cornelia Frances is most remembered for her role as Morag Bellingham in Home and Away, where she was knowledgeable and scary.
The actress, who was born in the United Kingdom, rose to fame in Australia after she and her husband moved there.
Cornelia had a hectic time on the serial, from supporting her stepdaughters, Charlie and Ruby, to dealing with her secret half-sister, Colleen Smart.
When was Cornelia born and where is she from?
Cornelia is from Liverpool, England, and was born on April 7, 1941.
She died on the 28th of May 2018 in Syndey, New South Wales, at the age of 77.
When did Cornelia join Home and Away?
She worked as an extra in movies like 1961’s The Queen’s Guards when she lived in England.
Her career, on the other hand, reached new heights in the 1960s when she went around the globe.
She joined the soap on June 7, 1988, to play lawyer Morag, and stayed for 29 years.
Cornelia, on the other hand, stated that she would have chosen to stay on the show indefinitely, describing the on-and-off as “quite disturbing.”
Who was Cornelia married to?
After meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding in Luton, England in 1964, the actress married Michael Eastland.
Michael planned to travel to Australia under the £10 passage scheme, which was utilised to populate the country at the time.
She moved in with him a few months after he left in 1965, and they stayed for two years due to scheme obligations.
The couple married in a Roman Catholic ceremony at Sandhurst Military College in April 1969.
After three years in the United Kingdom, they returned to Australia and welcomed their son Lawrence on June 11, 1971.
Cornelia and Michael, on the other hand, divorced not long after she turned 50 in 1991. Before he retired to the Blue Mountains in Australia, they had a nice connection and lived together for a while.
Their son went on to become a graphic designer, and he and his daughter Tipani now live in Byron Bay.
When did Cornelia pass away?
Cornelia was diagnosed with cancer in 2016 and learned that it had progressed to her hip in January 2018.
Her cancer spread to her spine, and she died in Sydney’s Royal North Shore Hospital with her son holding her hand.