" And Dad has a fit and, you know, sets you back a bit, but not too far.: You wrote a fantastic article for 'The Australian' a few years ago where you talked about being inside the Hollywood machine, and you said you'd had mostly male directors who were mostly interested in how much of your cleavage they could get on the screen. And suddenly, I got to Hollywood in the early '80s and that suddenly all changed in the early '80s. I remember when I first arrived in Hollywood, I was doing a modelling job.
I remember driving down Sunset Boulevard in this big red Cadillac with these two other models.
And I remember looking at the billboards and thought, "Oh, God!
In a few years, I'm gonna have a billboard in Hollywood." Well, be careful what you wish for. I was slightly free-falling in Hollywood, didn't really want to be there, and found myself a bit stuck in a rut that I didn't really want to be. He he has a very central core value system that everything comes back to He's very Catholic.I did, in a couple of years, have a billboard in Hollywood and it was the billboard for 'Against All Odds', and it was this dreadful poster of Jeff Bridges looking absolutely appalled, and I'm sort of lying on top of him with these huge enhanced breasts sort of dangling in his face. And I remember having to take detours around the Hollywood sign in order to avoid having to see this grotesque poster of myself on Sunset Boulevard.: Well, you basically you live in Australia about as far away as you can get and you go away, and you go in occasionally for a big pay packet and do the job, enjoy it as much as you can, and get on with everybody, and don't really have any expectations about where it leads or how the the project ends up, and come back home again and forget about it.: Not necessarily my experience. I'd never met a good sort before, and he was You know, it was funny it was kind of like I knew the minute I'd met him that, um I kind of something in me just relaxed. And, uh, he had such a sort of, um um, he had a complete sort of ethical core. LAUGHTER: Well, I was pretty, um uh As I said, you know, 20s are hard, you know? And, uh he sort of offered, um, something that was, um uh, very secure and, uh He just always had the answer for everything. He's very, um, very Christian and very, um He's just a very good man.But I guess having done something like 'The Thorn Birds', that gives you enormous longevity. (Tearfully) And I'd never really met anyone like that. And, um, I hadn't had I hadn't really had a lot of, um, good men in my life.After six years of edge-of-the-seat television, multiple awards and a re-definition of the meaning of a talk-show, ABC TV and Zapruder's other films are today announcing that ENOUGH ROPE will not return in 2009.More Model, actress, mother, journalist, youth worker, fundraiser, scriptwriter, director. I didn't I really wasn't very I had, you know was put together alright.
My first guest tonight has answered to plenty of names in the last two decades. I had one of those dads that said, "There's nothing more boring than an educated woman." So I went, "Right. I wasn't really, um couldn't really do much else. Flower arranging or modelling or something.: I think it was one of those things.Now, in her 40s, she reckons she's finally working out what she wants to do with her life. : (Groans) I just was completely unqualified to do anything else, really. There was this rest There was this bar in the King's Road.I used to trot up and down in these incredibly short shorts, with this girlfriend of mine, and shoes about this high.And there was always a bevy of up-and-coming photographers sitting in Orange Julius in the King's Road. You know, they got you shitfaced and then you took your clothes off. That was the sort of That's how you I got pigeonholed a bit.I think it was one of them I was We were doing I was, you know I was not being shy.: I was making it pretty bloody obvious. And I think they probably slipped us a card and said, "You want to come do some shots? And then and then they bring the photographs around to Dad. Yeah, I mean, but that's what they That was the game. I mean, when I wanted to be an actress, I never wanted really to be the kind of actress I became.You show them to Dad and think, "Oh, isn't this great? I grew up on movies like 'Far From the Madding Crowd', 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid', where these great sort of You know, even if the female roles weren't the lead, at least they were they were romantic and they were not necessarily smart, but they had some charm and they had some, um um they had some appeal, you know? You were there to sell sex, and everything was about sex.