Billie Hammerberg

  1. Carole Skinner, Prisoner (UK/US: Prisoner: Cell Block H, TV,Australia, 1983.    “If prison is hell for a man, imagine what it’s like for a woman…” First seen for Nola McKenze before being offered May Collins – for 56 chapters inside Melbourne’s  high security Wentworth Detention Centre. Inspired by the UK 70’s Within These Walls,  the huge down-under  success was booked in 1979 for 16 episodes – finally folding after 692.  Producer Reg Watson then created Neighbours… still  running  after 7,000 episodes!  (Only Canada dared to sexploit the title:  Caged Women). 

 Birth year: 1936Death year: 1995Other name: Casting Calls:  1