This document is part of the Ocean Girl Archive — Last update: 2009-09-10 — sourcemeta

Source: 1, 2, 3, 4
Author:Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Joelene Crnogorac

Joelene Crnogorac began acting when she was 12-years-old with a leading role in ABC TV’s children’s series Round the Twist. Prior to this she had appeared in numerous television commercials and department store catalogues.

After two series with The Man from Snowy River, Joelene went to Port Douglas where she was required to bleach her long auburn hair white for her role in Ocean Girl. Today she sports a much shorter style, allowing her hair time to recover from the punishment of constant treatments.

Joelene and Elena Mandalis worked closely together preparing for RAW FM, spending time building their sisterly relationship.

In 1996 Joelene took time off from acting, performing only one small role in the feature film The Inner Sanctuary. She spent the year concentrating on her final year at school. In previous years she had been able to keep up her education with a tutor on the set but felt Year 12 was too difficult.

The dedication and perseverance paid off and Joelene is now studying Media Arts at Deakin University. She hopes to expand her career to take in writing and directing. Journalism is another possibility because Joelene loves writing.

At the end of a long week, studying and appearing in Raw FM, Joelene liked nothing more than going out for a night dancing. Her musical tastes range from hard techno to love songs.