|Born||December 1, 1936|
Gladstone, South Australia, Australia
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.
In the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road she played the role of "Keeper of the Seeds".
The short film Dear Life is her latest project.
- "Jaffer, Melissa 1936". Contemporary Theatre, Film and Television – via Highbeam (subscription required). Archived from the original on 22 March 2017. Retrieved 1 February 2015.
- "Thematising the Global: Recent Australian Film". Post Script (Academic Journal) – via Questia (subscription required). Retrieved 1 February 2015.
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