CATEGORIES

“I'M A CONTROL FREAK”

The king of culinary TV, Gordon Ramsay, is serving up Master Chef Australia’s 12th season and its three new judges. A dad again at 53, he tells Susan Horsburgh about freaking out in the delivery room, his caveman image, and trying to raise normal kids, despite the family fortune.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

The language of love

He calls himself The Crazy Bull but his passion for food and family has made him a TV favourite. Tiffany Dunk meets Miguel Maestre and Sascha, the woman who tamed him.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Mum's PRECIOUS LEGACY

When Lorraine Wood died she left the most important thing in her world to her daughters’ care. Fleur Wood and Frances Hansen tell Juliet Rieden why they feel privileged to keep their mother’s spirit burning bright.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Out of the Shadows

Hilde Hinton was “the other sister” in the background as her siblings, Connie and Samuel Johnson, raised millions to fight cancer, but now she is stepping out with a heartbreaking novel inspired by the mother her siblings never knew, writes Susan Horsburgh.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

THE DEVIL YOU KNOW

When police declared Renae Marsden had committed suicide, her parents refused to believe it. As they tell Genevieve Gannon, their quest to uncover the truth revealed a darker force at play.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Breaking the poverty cycle

With their Learning for Life program, The Smith Family changes lives across multiple generations, writes Tiffany Dunk.

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Talking to strangers

In a world of increasing social isolation and staggering rates of loneliness, Genevieve Gannon finds the cure may be the simple art of small talk.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Osher GÜNSBERG: The pursuit of happiness

He’s the king of reality romance, helping lovelorn singles on their path to find true love. But, Osher Günsberg tells Tiffany Dunk, his own happily ever after didn’t come without a price.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

'Adversity can be your friend'

After a tough six months Sarah, Duchess of York talks to Juliet Rieden about courage, loneliness, her compassionate daughters and the childhood dreaming that inspired her magical new children’s books.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Helen Mirren The Great Beauty Myth

Dame Helen Mirren has been grappling with ideals of beauty and the exasperating ‘sexy’ tag since the beginning of her career, and as she approaches 75 she says it’s time to break free. Juliet Rieden reports.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
April 2020

Tayla Harris

To mark International Women’s Day this month, we are launching our Women to Watch in 2020 series. And what better way to kick it off than with the AFLW superstar and campaigner for women and girls who is now an Our Watch Ambassador.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

WHO KILLED BRENDA HEAN?

On a cold morning in 1972, Tasmanian society matron, environmentalist and adventurer Brenda Hean took off in a Tiger Moth en route to Canberra. Minutes later, her plane vanished. As Ingrid Pyne discovers, many Tasmanians still wonder who wanted this “troublesome” woman dead?

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

State of GRACE

It was once a fairytale principality, replete with its own movie star princess, but in recent years Monaco’s air of shiny, untroubled glamour has begun to tarnish. William Langley travels to the ’Pink Palace’ to find a surprising new generation of royals who just might hold the key to Monaco’s reinvention.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

There's something about MAGDA

The comedienne extraordinaire, award-winning memoirist, equality activist, and now children’s book author, Magda Szubanski, never stops evolving and as she contemplates 60, she couldn’t be happier, she tells Juliet Rieden.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Keeping it in the family

As a starry-eyed teen, Jason Donovan became famous for his role on Neighbours. Now history appears to be repeating itself for his daughter Jemma. The pair tell Tiffany Dunk why the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

The lost art of handwriting

It’s not just that the art, skill and romance of a handwritten letter may be slipping away. Research suggests putting pen to paper also has far-reaching health benefits for the brain

5 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Floor plan

Does the thought of jumping, running or even sneezing fill you with dread? Professor Kerryn Phelps tells how all of us can (and should) make pelvic care a daily health habit.

2 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Princess Beatrice & Edo We're going to the chapel

History, romance and the glamour of Buckingham Palace gardens are in store when The Queen hosts her granddaughter for an exclusive family wedding in May

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Dreams are made of this...

Michael Rowland has the best job in the world, he’s head over heels in love, and, adds wife Nicki, is the daggiest of dads. But a freak accident at 19 cast a pall of insecurity over the breakfast TV host, he tells Juliet Rieden.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Dolly Parton BEYOND COMPARE

She’s the dirt-poor Tennessee girl with big dreams who became a global sensation. As Dolly Parton brings 9 to 5 The Musical to Australia, she talks to Juliet Rieden about love, ambition and not having children.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
March 2020

Turning 60 is rather fabulous

Dame Kristin Scott Thomas is known for playing frosty, posh Brits but behind the aristocratic cheekbones, Louise Gannon meets the real KST who learned her craft in France, loves babies and laughing, and refuses to reveal the name of the lady who keeps her skin so radiant.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

Shooting for the stars

As she takes super sleuth Phryne Fisher to the big screen, Essie Davis talks to Susan Horsburgh about childhood bullying, the magic of Tasmania, and the fraught choice between career and family.

9 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

Playing for keeps

Footballer Mat Rogers has triumphed over loss and heartbreak. When he returns to TV for Australian Survivor, he tells Tiffany Dunk, he’ll be doing it for the most important people in his life: his family.

10 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

It takes a village

A bold experiment in inter-generational living is underway at a retirement village in suburban Sydney. And Jenny Brown finds it’s enriching the lives of young and old alike.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

MAHA the KING OF CHAOS

He was once a petulant playboy prince, now he’s one of the world’s richest and most unpredictable rulers. William Langley investigates the eccentric world of Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

Love your lungs

From asthma to bronchitis, almost one in three Australians lives with a lung disease. So how can you protect your lungs, especially in bushfire and storm season? What can you do to make them stronger and healthier?

3 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

Harry's leap of faith

After months of talks, neither Prince Harry nor Her Majesty got what they wanted. Inspired by his mother, Harry followed his heart, but where does this leave the monarchy? Juliet Rieden unpicks an unprecedented royal split.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

I finally feel that I'm free

In a candid interview, Mastermind host Jennifer Byrne talks to Juliet Rieden about the society scandal that rocked her childhood, her royal and rebel ancestors and the sunshine son who convinced his parents to wed.

10+ mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

From heart break to hope

Four months after fire tore through the Clarence Valley in northern NSW, Susan Chenery finds a community offering each other hope and slowly healing and rebuilding together.

8 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020

Beach buddies

The Albatross Nippers are flying high. Lizzie Wilson meets a team of junior surf lifesavers with special needs who are as fearless and resilient as their namesake.

7 mins read
The Australian Women's Weekly
February 2020