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Annette Kellerman

Australian synchronized swimmer

Died when: 89 years 123 days (1072 months)
Star Sign: Cancer

 

Annette Kellerman

Annette Marie Sarah Kellermann (6 July 1887 – 6 July 1975) was an Australian professional swimmer, vaudeville star, film actress, and writer.Kellermann was one of the first women to wear a one-piece bathing costume, instead of the then-accepted pantaloons, and inspired others to follow her example.

Kellerman's swimming costumes became so popular that she started her own fashion line of one-piece bathing suits.Kellermann helped popularize the sport of synchronized swimming and authored a swimming manual.

She appeared in several movies, usually with aquatic themes, and as the star of A Daughter of the Gods was the first major actress to appear nude in a Hollywood production.

Kellermann was an advocate of health, fitness, and natural beauty throughout her life.


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