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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joanne Samuel (born 1957 in Camperdown, Sydney, Australia) is an actress who remains best known for her role as the screen wife of Mel Gibson in the 1979 film Mad Max.

Prior to her appearance in the film, Samuel had made guest appearances in police procedurals Matlock Police and Homicide. She was then a regular cast member in television soap operas Class of '74, The Sullivans and The Young Doctors. She left The Young Doctors very suddenly – the producers kindly wrote her out of the show quickly as she was offered the Mad Max role after a fellow Young Doctors actress who had been due to take the role fell ill. Samuel later returned to television in the regular role of Kelly Morgan-Young in Skyways (TV series).

Samuel later guest starred in Hey Dad! as Jeanette Taylor and All Saints,  and played the school principal in The Wiggles in their film The Wiggles Movie.

Samuel is married to Tony Ahern. They have several children. They live in the Blue Mountains suburb of Blackheath and Samuel has retired from acting. Samuel is active in the local Baptist church. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joanne Samuel, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Joanne Samuel (born 1957 in Camperdown, Sydney, Australia) is an actress who remains best known for her role as the screen wife of Mel Gibson in the 1979 film Mad Max.

Prior to her appearance in the film, Samuel had made guest appearances in police procedurals Matlock Police and Homicide. She was then a regular cast member in television soap operas Class of '74, The Sullivans and The Young Doctors. She left The Young Doctors very suddenly – the producers kindly wrote her out of the show quickly as she was offered the Mad Max role after a fellow Young Doctors actress who had been due to take the role fell ill. Samuel later returned to television in the regular role of Kelly Morgan-Young in Skyways (TV series).

Samuel later guest starred in Hey Dad! as Jeanette Taylor and All Saints,  and played the school principal in The Wiggles in their film The Wiggles Movie.

Samuel is married to Tony Ahern. They have several children. They live in the Blue Mountains suburb of Blackheath and Samuel has retired from acting. Samuel is active in the local Baptist church. Description above from the Wikipedia article Joanne Samuel, licensed under CC-BY-SA,full list of contributors on Wikipedia. ​

Personal Info

Known For Acting

Gender Female

Known Credits 13

Birthday 1957-01-01

Place of Birth Sydney, Australia

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Acting TV ShowsMovies

Christmas Down Under as Barbara Parker
2017 My Pet Dinosaur as Doris Mercher
1988 Spook
1987 Watch the Shadows Dance as Sonia Spane
1987 Gallagher's Travels
1986 Five Times Dizzy (12 episodes)
1984 Queen of the Road as Rosy Costello
1983 The City's Edge as Prostitute 1
1982 Early Frost as Chris
1981 Alison's Birthday as Alison Findlay
1979 Skyways (1 episode)
1979 Mad Max as Jessie Rockatansky
1976 The Young Doctors (55 episodes)

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