Eve von Bibra

Eve Sarah von Bibra (born 27 June 1966) is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. From 1986 to 1991, she was a member of the pop group, Chantoozies, as one of four female lead vocalists. She co-wrote their hit, "Wanna Be Up", which peaked in the top 10 on the ARIA Singles Chart in July 1988. Von Bibra acted in the 2006 movie Kenny, playing Jackie – a flight attendant and the title character's love interest. She studied at Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and is a member of the Australian branch of the Bibra family.

Eve von Bibra
Birth nameEve Sarah von Bibra
Born (1966-06-27) 27 June 1966 (age 55)
Melbourne, Australia
GenresPop
Occupation(s)Singer-songwriter, actress
Years active1984–present
Associated actsChantoozies

BiographyEdit

Eve von Bibra was born on 27 June 1966 and grew up in Melbourne. She relocated to London to enrol in the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Upon return to Australia, at the age of 18, she joined the Victorian State Opera as a soprano in Gilbert and Sullivan productions and in a Bach Operetta.[1] She acted in a 1980s television soap opera, Sons and Daughters.[2] In 1986 she formed a pop group, Chantoozies, with Ally Fowler on vocals, Tottie Goldsmith on vocals, Angie LaBozzetta on vocals, Scott Griffiths on keyboards, Frank McCoy on guitar and vocals, Brett Goldsmith (Tottie's brother) on bass guitar and guitar, and David Reyne on drums (ex-Australian Crawl, Cats Under Pressure).[3] They released two albums, Chantoozies (1987) and Gild the Lily (1991) before disbanding in 1991.[3][4] In July 1988 their third single, "Wanna Be Up", which was co-written by Von Bibra and Brett, peaked at No. 6 on the ARIA Singles Chart.[5] The band's fourth single, another Brett and Von Bibra song, "Kiss'n' Tell", was released in August 1988 and peaked at No. 25 in October.[5] One of the group's last singles was a cover version of Stephen Stills' track, "Love the One You're With". After Chantoozies disbanded in late 1991 von Bibra returned to acting with roles on mid-1990s TV including Time Trax (1993) and The Damnation of Harvey McHugh (1994).[2] Aside from acting, von Bibra has also worked on TV shows as an artist co-ordinator for RocKwiz (2007–2012) and assisting production for Angry Boys (2011) and Outland (2012). In November 2008 on RocKwiz, von Bibra appeared as a guest contestant and performed her solo rendition of "Love the One You're With" and a duet with Jed Kurzel (The Mess Hall) for a cover of Bee Gees hit, "To Love Somebody".[6][7]

Kenny and its spin-offEdit

Von Bibra acted in the 2006 feature film, Kenny, playing Jackie Sheppard – a flight attendant – the title character's love interest. She appeared in five of nine episodes of the spin-off TV mockumentary series, Kenny – a World Tour of Toilets, in 2008.[2][8]

FilmographyEdit

Film
Year Film Role Notes
1990 The Big Steal Pam's friend
Father Roxy
2006 Kenny Jackie Sheppard Love interest of title character
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1982–1987 Sons and Daughters Dolly Bird
1987 Nancy Wake (miniseries) Claire
1993 Time Trax Waitress "The Prodigy" episode
1994 The Damnation of Harvey McHugh Morgana "Little House on the Gold Coast" episode
2007–2012 RocKwiz Self Rockstar wrangler, artist co-ordinator
  • In November 2008, Series 6, Episode 80, guest contestant and performer
2008 Kenny – a World Tour of Toilets Jackie Sheppard Continuation of role in related movie, Kenny
2010–2011 The Accident Mum
2011 Angry Boys Self Assistant to producer
2012 Outland Self Executive producer assistant

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Kenny – Production Notes". The Cinematic Intelligence Agency. 17 August 2006. Archived from the original on 8 May 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
  2. ^ a b c "Eve von Bibra". Internet Movie Database (IMDb). Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  3. ^ a b McFarlane, Ian (1999). "Encyclopedia entry for 'The Chantoozies'". Encyclopedia of Australian Rock and Pop. Allen & Unwin. ISBN 1-86448-768-2. Archived from the original on 19 April 2004. Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  4. ^ Sarah (aka Princess.vinyl). "Discogs entry on Chantoozies". Discogs. Archived from the original on 25 March 2008. Retrieved 22 March 2008.
  5. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discography The Chantoozies". Australian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). Retrieved 28 August 2012.
  6. ^ "The RocKwiz Duets. Volume III [videorecording]: The Beat Goes On". Trove. National Library of Australia. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  7. ^ "S6 Ep80 – Eve von Bibra Solo Performance". RocKwiz. SBS TV. 15 November 2008. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
  8. ^ "Kenny Flush as TV Deal Sealed". Sydney Confidential. The Daily Telegraph. News Corporation. 29 May 2007. Retrieved 29 August 2012.

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