Annette Andre (born 24 June 1939, Sydney, Australia) is anAustralian actress best known for her work on British televisionthroughout the 1960s and1970s. She was educated at Brigidine College, Sydney. Her father was an upholsterer.She began work as a dancer and singer in radio and also worked intheatre and television in Australia. Her first film was in Britain and was called This is My Street. She played in the stage musical Vanity Fair in London’s West End.Probably her most memorable role was starring as Marty Hopkirk‘s widow Jeannie Hopkirk in the late 1960s ITV cult classic Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). Her friend Alexandra Bastedo was appearing in another ITC series on a neighbouring set, The Champions, and they occasionally swapped wardrobes since they had a similar physique.
Andre also made many guest appearances in popular shows such as Whiplash, The Avengers, The Saint, Adam Adamant Lives!, The Troubleshooters, The Baron and The Prisoner. She played Philia, a beautiful virgin concubine from the house of procurer Marcus Lycus (Phil Silvers) in the 1966 film version of the Broadway musical A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
During the 1970s, Andre guest-starred in episodes of The Persuaders!, The New Avengers and Return of the Saint. In the 1980s, she appeared in the soap opera Crossroads as well as returning to Australia to play Jennifer Brent inTaurus Rising and Camilla Wells in Prisoner.
During 1985 and 1986, she appeared onstage in London’s West End in the mystery thriller The Business of Murderat the Mayfair Theatre.
Andre is now semi-retired from acting, and devotes much of her time to animal welfare issues. She spearheads the new BFF Support Group and with her producer husband Arthur Weingarten work closely with Virginia McKenna of the Zoo Check campaign. She made one of her rare appearances at the Mid-Atlantic Nostalgia Convention inAberdeen, Maryland in September 2007.