Who Is Fay Duncan? Late Mother Of Deborra-lee Furness

by Pragya Wed Oct 04 2023 Updated On Thu Oct 05 2023
Who Is Fay Duncan? Late Mother Of Deborra-lee Furness

Fay Duncan is the late mother of Australian actress and producer Deborra-lee Furness

Fay was a charity worker who worked for the Fight Cancer Foundation

She died in the year 2016 at the age of 88. She was an Australian citizen by nationality. 

Fay Duncan with her daughter, Deborra-lee Furness.
Fay Duncan with her daughter, Deborra-lee Furness. Source: Facebook

Fay Will Be Remembered

Fay came to the spotlight because of her daughter Deborra

Fay was a charity worker and was actively involved in the FCF Fight Cancer Foundation as a founding member. 

She was a great woman, and because of the honorable work she had done for the cancer patients, her daughter Deborra felt proud to be her daughter. 

Sadly, she died in 2016 because of sickness, and her daughter Deborra was heartbroken. 

The exact illness wasn’t revealed, but she was dealing with it for a long time. 

Deborra said that Fay will always be remembered and carry her in her heart. 

About Fay’s daughter Deborra

Deborra-lee Furness is an actress and producer. She is well known for her appearance in the 1988 movie Shame

Deborra has played many movies and TV shows to this date. 

She was born on November 30, 1955

Married Life Of Deborra

Deborra is currently a wife to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Hugh Jackman

She met Hugh Jackman for the very first time in 1995 on the set of Correli

Hugh started liking Deborra when he saw her for the first time. 

He was 13 years younger, and he started crushing over her.

They started dating, and after four months into dating, Hugh proposed to Deborra

They tied the knot in 1996. They are parents to two adopted kids, first a son named Oscar and then a daughter named Ava

Deborra and Hugh had a great marriage life together, and they often talked about how grateful they were to have each other. 

Unfortunately, the couple is no longer together. After 27 years of marriage, they revealed their separation. 

Deborra-lee Furness with her husband, Hugh Jackman.
Deborra-lee Furness with her husband, Hugh Jackman. Source: Pinterest

Age And Net Worth

Her daughter Deborra is 67 years old. She has a net worth of $ 50 Million. Her source of income is acting and producing.

Deborra Realized Her Purpose

Deborra wanted to be an actor since the beginning, and that is when she got to work on the movie Shame which was about the public harassment and rape. 

She has done many movies and shows throughout her career, but no matter what, Shame will always be her favorite one. 

In that movie, she played a strong female character who changed her way of seeing acting work. 

She realized that acting was not just for making people laugh and giving them fun, but it also inspired the people. 

She met many people while traveling, and they thanked her for telling the story through the movie. 

That was when she knew that the work she does for a living has a purpose. 

Deborra Struggled With Having Kids 

Deborra is now a mother to two beautiful kids. Back then, she and her husband Hugh always talked about adopting kids. 

They both wanted to adopt kids and planned on having their kids. 

Deborra and Hugh have 13 years of age gap. 

Deborra was 13 years older than him, and because of that, they tried to conceive soon after their marriage. 

But as Deborra was older, it was hard. She went through several miscarriages and even tried IVF, which failed. 

After many tries, her husband told her they should go for adoption, and as they both always wanted to adopt a kid, they went for it. 

In 2000, they adopted their first son, Oscar, and in 2005, they adopted daughter Ava

Deborra Learned To Ride A Bike

Deborra played an impressive character in the movie Shame.

She portrayed a strong woman that many young girls of that time took her as her role model. 

She was extremely good in the movie, and at the very beginning scene of her, she showed up riding a bike with a black leather jacket. 

Deborra said that she had never ridden a bike before, and for the movie, she trained herself to learn to bike. 

It was an action movie, and she even had body doubles for the film. 

She got so many cuts and bruises on her body than she ever got in any movie. 

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