Christina Amphlett

Christine Joy "Chrissy" Amphlett(/æmflət/; 25 October 1959 – 21 April 2013) was an Australian singer, songwriter and actress who was the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls .Amphlett grew up in Geelong in Victoria, Australia as a singer and dancer. She left home as a teenager and travelled to England, 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.

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 Christina Amphlett's Divinyls

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Monkey Grip, in which Amphlett also acted.

Nevertheless, the band released six albums between 1982 and 1996, peaking in 1991 with the success of their single " I Touch Myself ", which reached Number 1 in Australia, Number 4 in the USA, Number 10 in the UK. Divinyls did not release another album for six years, breaking up around the time ofUnderworld 's release in Australia. Amphlett lived in New York City with her husband, concentrating on a solo career and writing her autobiography,Pleasure and Pain: My Life.

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 Christina Amphlett's Other musical work

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 Christina Amphlett's Acting

. Amphlett made her film debut inMonkey Grip(1982) in a supporting role as the temperamental lead singer of a rock band.Monkey Grip's author, Helen Garner , claimed that the film's director preferred Amphlett in the role of Jane Clifton as "Clifton was neither good looking enough or a good enough singer to play herself."[citation needed]

Blood Brothers.

The Boy from Oz, with Todd McKenney playing the role of Peter Allen . When the highly successful show transferred to Broadway in the year 2000, Garland was played by American performer Isabel Keating and Allen by Hugh Jackman . On its return to Australia as an arena spectacular, Amphlett resumed playing the role.

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 Christina Amphlett's Personal life

who played drums on the Divinyls' eponymous album and was the drummer in the reformed group.

On 24 January 2011, she claimed to be free of cancer.

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 Christina Amphlett's Death

Blood Brothers, 1988."

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 Christina Amphlett's I Touch Myself Project

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 Christina Amphlett's References

  1. Pleasure and Pain: My Life by Chrissy Amphlett with Larry Writer. ISBN 0-7336-1959-2. Published by Hachette Livre Australia (formerly Hodder Headline Australia), November 2005
  2. Kruger, Debbie (2 May 2001). "The songs that resonate through the years" (PDF). Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA). Retrieved 19 March 2010. 
  3. "Divinyls". Countdown, (ABC TV). Archived from the original on 2006-08-20. Retrieved 15 May 2014. 
  4. "Chrissy Amphlett dead at 53". The Age. 22 April 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  5. Northover, Kylie (18 February 2015). "Melbourne puts rock icon Chrissy Amphlett on the map". The Age (Melbourne). 
  6. Iain Sheddon (23 April 2013). "Pleasure and pain of rock pioneer Amphlett". The Australian. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. "Chrissy Amphlett Dead After Losing Cancer Battle". Heraldsun.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. Cashmere, Paul (22 April 2013). "Divinyls Chrissy Amphlett Dies Breaking News". Noise11. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  9. http://www.allmusic.com/artist/the-divinyls-mn0000150187
  10. Crabbe, Ashlee (13 January 2010). "Australian Rock Symphony". The Age. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  11. Shedden, Ian (23 April 2013). "Wild woman of Oz rock broke mould". The Australian. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  12. "Christina Amphlett". IMDb.com. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  13. "Russell Crowe leads tributes to Chrissy Amphlett" (22 April 2013). Express. Retrieved 10 April 2014.
  14. Guy Blackman (6 August 2006). "A lady on the stage". The Age. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  15. Adams, Cameron (27 August 2009). "ARIA Award may heal Mental as Anything rift". The Herald Sun (News Corporation). Retrieved 14 May 2010. 
  16. Adams, Cameron (27 April 2013). "Fine line between pleasure and pain for Divinyls' Chrissy Amphlett and Mark McEntee". Sunday Herald Sun. Retrieved 3 May 2013. 
  17. "Amphlett (Chrissy) Christina", Who's Who in Australia, Crown Content, 2010.
  18. Jano Gibson; Emily Dunn (8 December 2007). "Amphlett reveals she has MS". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  19. Rock star Chrissy's disease fight, The Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2007
  20. Australian Times (20 October 2010). "Chrissy Amphlett – cancer diagnosis". The Australian Times. Retrieved 26 April 2013. 
  21. Devic, Aleks (2011-01-28). "Chrissy Amphlett is winning cancer fight". Geelong Advertiser. Archived from the original on 2011-02-05. 
  22. "Divinyls singer Chrissy Amphlett dies". ABC. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  23. Chrissy Amphlett, queen of Aussie rock | Nine News National 22 April 2013. Retrieved 27 April 2013
  24. "Chrissy Amphlett, Divinyls Lead Singer, Dies at 53". 22 April 2013. Archived from the original on 2 November 2013. Retrieved 28 April 2013. 
  25. https://au.news.yahoo.com/sunday-night/features/article/-/22501836/why-sunday-night-wants-you-to-touch-yourself/

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