Australian musicianDied when: 53 years 178 days (641 months)
Star Sign: Scorpio
Christine Joy Amphlett (; 25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress.She was best known as the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls.
Amphlett grew up in Geelong in Victoria, Australia.She left home as a teenager and travelled to the United Kingdom, France, and Spain.
She was detained for three months in Spain, for singing on the streets.In May 2001, Divinyls' "Science Fiction", written by Amphlett and lead guitarist Mark McEntee, was selected by the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) as one of the Top 30 Australian songs of all time.
Amphlett and McEntee barely spoke after the band separated in 1996, but resumed contact when they were inducted in 2006 into the ARIA Hall of Fame, eventually announcing a new album and tour.
Amphlett died in 2013 of breast cancer and complications from multiple sclerosis.Her contribution to the arts and legacy have been honoured by having a Melbourne central city laneway named "Amphlett Lane" in her honour, complete with a commemorative plaque and two artworks.
In November 2018, Amphlett was posthumously inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame.