Kerry Armstrong has led a life like one of the roles she's played - a roller coaster ride of triumph and tragedy. The success of her recent roles as Heather Jelly in the ABC series Sea Change, and as the wife in the acclaimed Australian feature film Lantana are in sharp contrast to the sackings, the lack of work and a reputation for being "difficult". Her personal life has also been traumatic. A single mother with three children, she lost the love of her life to cancer and then had her uninsured house burnt down. Kerry started her career while still at school as a TV weathergirl in Melbourne and became well known on the soap Prisoner before ending up in New York. Then just as her career in America was set to take off she called off her engagement to Hollywood star Tim Robbins and returned to Australia. Despite her sometimes eccentric and lightweight image Kerry Armstrong is a serious actor a person described as being part of the small percentage of actors who are "cursed" because they...
17 February 2003 (Australia)
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