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Melissa Jaffer

Melissa Jaffer
Born (1936-12-01) 1 December 1936
Gladstone, South Australia
Occupation Actress
Years active 1959–present

Melissa Jaffer (born 1 December 1936)[1] is an Australian actress. She is best known for her television roles, but has also appeared in many Australian films.[2]


Jaffer has made many appearances in television series, including Kings, Mother and Son, G. P., Brides of Christ, Grass Roots and All Saints. Jaffer is probably best known to international audiences for her role as aging mystic Utu-Noranti Pralatong in the science fiction series Farscape. In 1976, Jaffer tied for the first AACTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role opposite Jacki Weaver for her performance in Caddie. In 1980 she played the part of Cousin Edie in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's children's television series The Nargun and the Stars.

The short film Dear Life is her latest project.

She played a role in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road.


  1. ^ "Jaffer, Melissa 1936". Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television  – via Highbeam (subscription required) . Retrieved 1 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Thematising the Global: Recent Australian Film". Post Script (Academic Journal)  – via Questia (subscription required) . Retrieved 1 February 2015. 

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