Tina Grenville: A Life in Three Acts
The extraordinary life of a former top model and television star. tina Grenville always wanted to be an actress. Widowed at the age of 20, in mysterious and still unresolved circumstances, she was forced to find work as a housekeeper on a remote Hawke's Bay farm. Eventually able to move to Auckland with her young son, she became first a radio actress, then a leading photographic and catwalk model. One of Paddy's Girls, an elite stable of top models, in 1964 she won 'Model of the Year'. Encouraged to move to Australia, she was a resounding success, in demand with leading couturiers and top fashion magazines. Finally achieving her childhood ambition, she became a long-standing cast member on Logie award-winning series tHE GODFAtHERS. A regular guest on television game shows and Paramount telemovies, she stayed in Australia for 14 years before moving back to New Zealand in 1980, to host her own show, GOOD MORNING, for Northern television. A panellist on BEAUtY AND tHE BEASt, with the legendary Selwyn toogood, and a regular at Wellington's Downstage theatre, she has continued working as an actress, having recently completed a supporting role in the movie adaptation of Ronald Hugh Morrieson's work PREDICAMENt. this is her story - tragic, absorbing, funny, poignant and uplifting, and her insights into life, love and the lives of the lovely will have you laughing and crying in equal measure.
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