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Estelle Asmodelle
Estelle Asmodelle

Estelle Asmodelle (born April 22, 1964), previously commonly known as Estelle Maria Croot, is an Australian model, belly dancer, writer and actress. She was Australia's first legal transsexual with the Births, Deaths and Marriages Dept. (NSW Government). As cited by (18th June 1987 - Australian Telegraph Newspaper.) Image File history File linksMetadata Estelle_Asmodelle. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Estelle_Asmodelle. ... April 22 is the 112th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (113th in leap years). ... 1964 (MCMLXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (the link is to a full 1964 calendar). ... Fashion model Daniella Sarahyba. ... Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ... The term writer can apply to anyone who creates a written work, but the word more usually designates those who write creatively or professionally, or those who have written in many different forms. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ...

Estelle is an Australian transsexual who was very instrumental in gaining recognition for transsexuals and sex-change people through her solo campaign to gain rights for transsexuals. Her activist career began, when she was quite young, in the late 1980's. A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... A clownfish Sex change in animals Some species are known to change sex, including reproductive functions, in special circumstances, such as the clownfish. ...

Estelle was also labelled by the media as "Australia’s First Sex-Change Pin-up Girl" (May 1986 - Australian Playgirl Magazine for men.). She is said to be the most photographed transsexual in Australia today.{According to Sunday Times May 1986} All media covers in Australia used this title extensively. A transsexual (sometimes transexual) person establishes a permanent identity with the opposite gender to their assigned (usually at birth) sex. ... The Sunday Times is the name of several Sunday newspapers. ...



Early life

Born in Bowral NSW and lived in Berrima NSW, Estelle is the first child to Barry and Sylvia Croot, and she has one sibling, a sister named Belinda. A strong student and gifted at Science and Art she attended Chevalier College (then a boys only school) and Moss Vale High School, where she frequently won first place in those subjects. Bowral is where i live. ... NSW is a three-letter acronym that refers to: New South Wales, a state of the Commonwealth of Australia U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Historic courthouse in Berrima Berrima is a town in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales. ... NSW is a three-letter acronym that refers to: New South Wales, a state of the Commonwealth of Australia U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The name Belinda can refer to: Belinda is a moon of the planet Uranus. ... Science in the broadest sense refers to any system of knowledge attained by verifiable means. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... Chevalier College is a Catholic co-educational school conducted by the priests and brothers of the international religious order, the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (M.S.C.). It is a member of the Independent Schools Association (ISA). ...

When she was 16 years old Estelle became seriously ill with Spinal Meningitis] (Encephalitis) and spent almost 1 year in hospital. She was bound to a wheelchair for some months and made a complete recovery, to many doctors amazement. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain, commonly caused by a viral infection. ...

After working briefly in Sydney, she moved to Wollongong, and attended Wollongong University where she studied towards two degrees; Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Mathematics. It had been a long time dream to become a research scientist. Whilst a student she also worked in music ensembles, such as N-letts and Miscellaneous Music composing and playing experimental and sometimes avante garde musical art. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... Wollongong is an industrial city located on the eastern coast of Australia in the state of New South Wales. ... The University of Wollongong is a medium sized University accommodating 15,000 to 20,000 students in the Wollongong area of Australia. ... A Bachelor of Science (B.S., B.Sc. ... A Bachelor of Mathematics is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a courses taken in the study of mathematics or related disciplines, such as computer science or statistics. ... Fountain by Marcel Duchamp. ...

However during the university period she experienced serve discrimination by some members of the academic staff, because of her transsexuality that she left University life and decided to focus on art and music. That passion lead Estelle to become a dancer. She believed that dance was the true artistic synthesis of art and music. The word discrimination comes from the Latin discriminare, which means to distinguish between. To discriminate socially is to make a distinction between people on the basis of class or category without regard to individual merit. ... Look up Transsexuality in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A contemporary dancer rehearsing in a dance studio Dance generally refers to human movement either used as a form of expression or presented in a social, spiritual or performance setting. ... Synthesis (from the ancient Greek σύν (with) and θεσις (placing), is commonly understood to be an integration of two or more pre-existing elements which results in a new creation. ... The Bath, a painting by Mary Cassatt (1891-1892). ... Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity that involves organized and audible sounds and silence. ...


Her dance career

After working briefly in Sydney as an assistant photographer, she attended dance classes at Sydney Dance Company and also with an Authentic Egyptian Dance instructor. A mere 6 weeks after starting Belly Dance classes Estelle gained work as a dancer. The Sydney Opera House on Sydney Harbour Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... The Sydney Dance Company is one of Australias most successful and well-known dance companies. ... Raqs Sharqi dancer Chryssanthi Sahar Scharf, Heidelberg. ... Estelle is a census-designated place located in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. ...

As time passed Estelle worked in many shows both in Australia and throughout Asia. She was always the variety act in such show as; Esma Duo, Paris by Night, Las Vegas Under Lights and then Les Girls. Finally she returned to Australia and worked as solo Belly Dancer. World map showing the location of Asia. ... Paris By Night is an on-going musical variety show produced by the Vietnamese company Thuy Nga. ... Les Girls, also known as Cole Porters Les Girls, is a 1957 comedy film musical made by MGM. It was directed by George Cukor, produced by Sol C. Siegel with Saul Chaplin as associate producer from a screenplay by John Patrick based on a story by Vera Caspary with... Raqs Sharqi dancer Chryssanthi Sahar Scharf, Heidelberg. ...


Her campaign

During Estelle's dance career she travelled to Asian countries and experience many legal difficulties, especially in Singapore where she was detained, because her passport denoted an M for male. She suffered serious problems with various customs officals and so she became determined to change the laws in Australia so as she could live as normal woman.

Estelle continually sent letters and requests to the Attorney's General's Department of the Australian Government and eventually receive confrimation that her requests were answered. She was asked to go to the NSW Department of Births Deaths and Marriages and have her birth certificate amended. It was the first such amendment and so made Estelle Asmodelle the first Legal Transsexual by recognition of the new name in the new gender. Months later, as a result of this action, passport sex designation was allowed to be amended as well. This article describes the national government of Australia. ...

A year later Estelle lobbied for anti-discrimnation laws to be amended and also for the state hospitals ethics boards to allow research into atopic pregnancy for sex-change women. This issue was considered far to controversial and as a result many newspaper and television interviews were somewhat negative.

After a media storm over that period Estelle decided to focus on her career. However her appearances were very extensive including: hundreds of newspapers articles, and hundreds of magazine articles, in magazines the most notable were;

  • CLEO (May 1987)
  • PEOPLE (Nov 1985 & 1993)
  • POST (Dec 1988 Sep 1992)
  • PENTHOUSE FORUM (1986 & 1991)
  • NEW IDEA (March 1986)
  • SHE(July '96)
  • NEW WOMAN (June 1992 & 1998)
  • NAUGHTY SYDNEY (Cover - Nov 1991)
  • TOMADACHI (June 1991)
  • WELLBEING (MAY 1989 & 1993)
  • NATURE & HEALTH (Nov 1997)

and over 100 radio interviews and dozens of television appearances in Australia and Japan, most notable were namely: Look up post in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... SHE may refer to; S.H.E a Taiwanese girl band Standard Hydrogen Electrode, see redox SHE, a British alternative blues band This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...

  • WHERE ARE THEY NOW?(Channel 7)
  • SEX/LIFE (Channel 10 TEN)
  • MIDDAY SHOW with KERRI ANNE (Channel 9)
  • WORLD VIEW (NHK Japan)
  • DAY BY DAY (Channel 9)
  • A CURRENT AFFAIR (Channel 10)
  • MIDDAY SHOW with RAY MARTIN (Channel 9)

Film Work

After the media attention Estelle was a well known face in Australia but strangely decided to live in Japan for a couple of years. It was there that she appeared in her film debut, a walk in and walk out part, in Japanese Director Yoshimitsu Morita film . It was made for the local Japanese market and never made it out of Japan. However it was enough to get Estelle hooked on the idea of acting. Yoshimitsu Morita (1950-present) is a Japanese film director. ... Acting is the work of an actor, a person in theatre, film, or any other storytelling medium who tells the story by portraying a character and, usually, speaking or singing the written text or play. ...

On returning to Australia she made two films, which she produced, wrote, directed and starred in. The first of which was Secret Fantasies an erotic R-rated film about her abberant sexual fantasis. It won best new film at the Bathurst Film Festival and had limited distribution with Australia. Eroticism is an aesthetic focused on sexual desire, especially the feelings of anticipation of sexual activity. ... The MPAA film rating system is a system used in the United States and instituted by the Motion Picture Association of America to rate a movie based on its content. ... Bathurst can refer to several cities in English-speaking countries: Bathurst, New Brunswick (Canada) Bathurst, New South Wales (Australia) Bathurst, South Africa, near Grahamstown on the eastern cape. ... A film festival is a festival in one or more movie theaters with a special program showcasing many films. ...

The next film was, The Enchanted Dance a documentary film about Authentic Belly Dance. It sold international on video but was not release on DVD. Video is the technology of capturing, recording, processing, transmitting, and reconstructing moving pictures, typically using celluloid film, electronic signals, or digital media, primarily for viewing on television or computer monitors. ... This article is becoming very long. ...



Previous films:

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Estelle's Modelling

Estelle Asmodelle - the model by Jasmine Davis
Estelle Asmodelle - the model by Jasmine Davis

Her modelling began as a means of promoting her dancing, but after a while became more important than her dancing career and was photographed by dozens of photographers, in Australia, Japan and the United States. Names such a; Justice Howard, [Nigel Dadswell, Uta Ville, Lucas Matesec, Jasmine Davis] and [Daniel Linnet to name a few. Image File history File links Estelle_Asmodelle2. ... Image File history File links Estelle_Asmodelle2. ...

Earlier on in her modelling career she became "Australia First Transsexual Pin-up" by appearing nude in Australian Playgirl, unlike the US version of the magazine it was the first time a transsexual had appeared in a mainstream magazine in Australia being nude. It created a frenzy of interest.

Asmodelle is also the face of the Supermodel Agency in Australia - she has been their spokesmodel and also their main model since 1996.


Today - Her Music & Writing

These days Estelle avoids media attention but models regularly and owns a small online modelling agency AUSTRALIAN SUPERMODEL She is working on film career and hopes to launch her new cinema feature early 2007 as well a the proposed publishing of her Auto-Biographical novel; Anaesthetic Dream. Sir Thomas Malory wrote the most famous fictional biography of the Middle Ages with Le Morte dArthur about the life of King Arthur. ... A novel (from French nouvelle Italian novella, new) is an extended, generally fictional narrative in prose. ...

Estelle has a blog on one of her websites, namely; Asmodelle's Blog for updates on her activities. There is also a an electronic music website that offers her electronic compositions as well, Asmodelle's Music. It appears as though she is very busy and has a huge online presence, yet we dont see the print articles these days. To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Electronic music is a term for music created using electronic devices. ...

Also there is very little reference to her past on the websites - and so it will be interesting to see what happens in the future to this Australian icon.


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