is a former Australian
high fashion model and actress who is now best known as an internationally best selling author of "magickal" non-fiction spell books and jazz singer.
Gray was signed to a modelling contract by Vivien's Management after winning the Teen Model of the Year competition in her hometown of Canberra
. She appeared on catwalks, leading fashion magazine covers and starred in TV commercials.
In 1977 at the age of 19, she branched out into acting and burst onto TV screens and into Australian TV history with her role on the television soap opera Number 96
. In the show's story Gray's character Miss Hemingway has a psychological aversion to wearing clothes so seeks help from Number 96's resident psychologist. The comedic storyline was specifically devised to boost the show's declining ratings in 1977; after more than five years on air the ratings for the once top-rated series were falling and the producers responded by going back to the show's original point of controversy: its nudity.
The first appearances by Gray screened in April 1977. Initially she would appear striding into a room and slipping off her expensive mink coat to reveal nothing at all underneath. Over several weeks her character would be seen to be gradually "cured" of her problem, depicted on screen by Miss Hemingway adding
one item of clothing with each appearance in the show. However the immense publicity surrounding Gray's acting debut was... Read More