Actress Penne Hackforth-Jones has died at the age of 64, only months after being diagnosed with lung cancer.
Born in the US, she was brought up in Australia and made her screen debut in the 1969 series Riptide.
She went on to appear in a number of productions during the 1970s including Bellbird, Number 96, Division 4, Matlock Police, Homicide, Ryan, Young Ramsay and Skyways.
She played the lead female role of Jessica Johnson in historical drama Cash And Company and its spin-off, Tandarra.
Later TV appearances included Mother And Son, Punishment, Butterfly Island, Rafferty’s Rules, Hey Dad!, A Country Practice, GP, Heroes’ Mountain, :30 Seconds, All Saints, Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries and The Doctor Blake Mysteries.
She also featured in films Muriel’s Wedding and Mao’s Last Dancer.