Interviews

Dave Hughes: Being sober made me happier

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Paul Connolly   Comedian Dave Hughes reflects on his sobriety and the significant women in his life.

Caitlin Stasey and Brenna Harding: women are never each other's worst enemies

Clem Ford, Caitlin Stasey and Brenna Harding at the first of YWCA Victoria's Tina Talks.

Clementine Ford   Five lessons from young feminists Caitlin Stasey and Brenna Harding.

Chloe Sevigny: bold and beautiful

Chloe Sevigny: "Maybe I had a nonchalance [that fashion editors] thought was cool … 
I wasn’t really hyper-aware or ambitious.”

Robyn Doreian   Actor and muse Chloe Sevigny breaks all the style rules, and the fashion world adores her for it. She talks about her eclectic style.

What I know about women

Tim Ferguson: "I couldn't get dates and could never ask for them. I was quite timid and prudish."

Jane Rocca   Comedian Tim Ferguson reflects on the significant women in his life.

Uptown Girl

Christie Brinkley on ageism: "We're not just going to fade to grey"

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Josephine Tovey   The original uptown girl is back in the modelling game. At 61, she has barely changed, but the industry has. She talks to Josephine Tovey.

What I know about women

Rapper 360 aka Matt Colwell: “I’d get married if the partner I was with wanted to. I don’t know if I believe in it, though. I’ve seen it fail so often.”

Jane Rocca   Rapper Matt Colwell, aka 360, reflects on the significant women in his life.

Christie Brinkley: back from the brink

Not far from the tree: Christie Brinkley and her daughter Sailor.

Josephine Tovey   The original uptown girl, Christie Brinkley is back in the modelling game. At 61, she has barely changed, but the industry has.

What I know about women

Charles Dance: "I believe that women are considerably more complex and understand the laws of cause and effect more than men do."

Actor Charles Dance reflects on the significant women in his life.

The Babadook actress Essie Davis opens up about Hollywood ambitions and motherhood

Opposite: Essie wears Steven Khalil couture gown.

Joel Meares   "If you just want to be a mum for a while, people think that you're not hungry for it."

What I know about women

Clint Eastwood: “Women are like spaghetti and men are like waffles: men have little boxes for everything, whereas women are all mixed up.”

Robyn Doreian   Actor Scott Eastwood reflects on the significant women in his life.

What I know about women

Alex Perry: "Women can be incredibly strong, but when it comes to looking in the mirror they become their worst enemy."

Jane Rocca   Fashion designer Alex Perry reflects on the significant women in his life.

Gisele's secret

Gisele Bündchen: "I say what I think. I believe it's healthier. Sometimes, though, I get into trouble because I can be too direct."

Sam Selinger-Morris   She's the world's richest and most successful model. But what many don't know is that she's also one of the most generous.

What I know about men

Natalie Imbruglia: "I would always fall hard for someone – nothing much has changed. I would obsess over boys."

Jane Rocca   Natalie Imbruglia reflects on the significant men in her life.

Amy Adams only interested in 'strong female roles'

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Pip Cummings   A former Mormon and musical theatre performer, Amy Adams is shaping up as one of Hollywood's heavyweight actors.

Leigh Sales

Leigh Sales opens up about her post-pregnancy health complications

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Leigh Sales has described the aftermath of her second pregnancy as the most difficult period of her life.

Tara Moss

Tara Moss: 'we can't let trolls hijack the domestic violence conversation'

Author and domestic violence campaigner Tara Moss.

Jane Gilmore   Tara Moss understand the risks that come with speaking out publicly about male violence against women, particularly online.

What I know about women

Rufus Wainwright: "I never expected to be in a gull-time and committed relationship in my life – up until I was 30 years old I was a raging slut!"

Jane Rocca   Musician Rufus Wainwright reflects on the significant women in his life.

Michelle Bridges

Michelle Bridges' healthy eating tips

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Georgie Gordon   Learn how to take control of your own life and your own body, says the fitness guru.

Judith Lucy Q&A

Judith Lucy: "I don't think we can ever lose sight of the fact that we've come a really long way"

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Rob Moran   We chatted to the comedian ahead of the premiere of her excellent new six-part series on all things feminism, 'Judith Lucy Is All Woman'.

Sara Kirby: Why I chose to be a stay-at-home mother

Sara Kirby and her children Estelle and Eloise

Amy Mills   "Whether you're at home or at work there's always this sense that you have to justify your decisions and there's still so much pressure to be seen to be juggling so many balls."

What I know about men

Giuliana Rancic: "When I got sick with breast cancer, my husband, Bill, stuck by me through my dark days."

Jane Rocca   Giuliana Rancic reflects on the significant men in her life.

Tree Change Dolls

10 questions with Sonia Singh, the artist behind the Tree Change Dolls

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Kate Lyons   After her 'made-under' Bratz dolls became a viral sensation last week, the Tasmanian artist talks about the project and why it's resonated with so many people.

Hope lives here - meaning out of tragedy

At last, a time to smile: Justine Perkins.

Stephanie Hunt   Stephanie Hunt meets three people who have turned tragedy into a force for good.

Meet Olga Kurylenko: The lead woman in Russell Crowe's The Water Diviner

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Jane Cornwell   Former model and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is winning plaudits for her role opposite Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner.

Olga Kurylenko: understanding Olga

Olga Kurylenko: "I didn't want to be any old actor. I wanted to take risks."

Jane Cornwell   Former model and Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is winning plaudits for her role opposite Russell Crowe in The Water Diviner.

Brooke Shields

Brooke Shields: "My mother loved me, but the bottle always won."

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Erin O'Dwyer   Brooke Shields was the biggest star of her generation, an '80s icon famed for her beauty. But she carried the burden of living with her alcoholic mother.

My mother, my self

Brooke Shields and mother Teri in 1981.

Erin O'Dwyer   Brooke Shields was the biggest star of her generation, an 80s icon famed for her beauty. But she carried the burden of living with her alcoholic mother.

Interview: Tig Notaro

Tig Notaro on her latest comedy triumph

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Rob Moran   We spoke to comedian Tig Notaro following last week's already legendary set, where she performed topless with her mastectomy scars on display.

Science For Her

Why you need to know Megan Amram

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Nicole Elphick   She works for Amy Poehler and Gloria Steinem blurbed her new book - meet your new fave writer, Megan Amram.

Melissa McCarthy: Hollywood's most in-demand comedian

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James Mottram   "I have blocks of wood all over my house; I spend my day knocking."

Interview: Nicole Kidman

Is Nicole Kidman our most underrated actress?

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Rob Moran   We spoke to the star, whose new thriller 'Before I Go To Sleep', opens in cinemas today.

Liv Tyler: living well

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JANE MULKERRINS   With her rock-star lineage and teen movie career, Liv Tyler could easily have become a Hollywood wild child. Instead, she chose the school run and family holidays.

Lena Dunham interview

Meeting Lena Dunham

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Nick Bryant   "I talk about abortion and jiggle my stomach too much."

Toni Collette

Toni Collette on supporting female directors and taking public transport

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"I was sent a pie chart of the percentage of female directors versus male, and it was just embarrassing."

Flat3

Why you should watch NZ's answer to Girls

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Aicha Marhfour   Made by four friends from Auckland, Flat3 is breaking open the typical screen stereotype of the quiet, submissive Asian girl.

Pretty enough

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It's been a challenging year for newly single Kasey Chambers. Now she celebrates an exciting new chapter in her life and career, and tells Amy Mills she's happier than ever.

Transgender teen

US transgender teen sues over driver's license photo

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James Queally   The family of a South Carolina teenager who was ordered to remove his makeup before taking a driver’s licence photo earlier this year has filed a federal lawsuit against the state Department of Motor Vehicles, according to court records.

Legally Brown

You should know about Alice Ansara from Legally Brown

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Rob Moran   The actress talks Legally Brown, the trickiness of satire, and growing up in a feminist household.

Roxane Gay

The rise of the Bad Feminist

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Nicole Elphick   You're a feminist who loves the colour pink, questionable pop tunes, and can't quote bell hooks? Author Roxane Gay is here to tell you it's okay.

Venice festival

Lena Dunham's message to girls: Don't be afraid to make a splash in the male-dominated world of show business

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'The film industry [should] stop treating every successful female project as an anomaly,' Girls creator says.

Kit Harington hopes for a good death

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It's all any of the GoT characters can wish for, really.

Malala Yousafzai angered by western pop music

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Neil Lancefield   Says female artists seem to have accepted they are ‘‘treated like objects’’.

Strictly Sonia

Sonia Kruger on learning lessons the hard way

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ERIN O’DWYER   A twice-married ballroom dancer turned actor turned popular television host, Sonia Kruger is still thinking on her feet.

Music

Pussy Riot on what they learnt from jail

Out in the open: Nadya Tolokonnikova, left, and Masha Alyokhina have not been subdued by their time in Russian labour camps.

Andrew Purcell   Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina will speak at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

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What Pussy Riot learnt in jail

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Andrew Purcell   Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alyokhina will speak at the Sydney Opera House during the Festival of Dangerous Ideas.

Malala Times Talks

Malala Yousafzai's mother has learned to read and write

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Effie Mann   With a little help from her daughter.

Girls actor Zosia Mamet reveals her battle with an eating disorder in moving essay

Actor Zosia Mamet has opened up about her struggles with an eating disorder.

Rachel Clun   Zosia Mamet has candidly revealed her battle with an eating disorder in a column for Glamour.

Hillary x Glamour

Hillary Clinton's five rules for successful women

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Effie Mann   Sourced from her new interview with Glamour magazine.

Rose Byrne: the getting of wisdom

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RICHARD JINMAN   After a string of hits, actor Rose Byrne is soaring up the Hollywood rankings, but the self-confessed shy girl is relieved her success came later in life.

Sheryl x Malala

Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg to interview Malala Yousafzai

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Alex Magdaleno   Malala Yousafzai will sit down with Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg for a live-streamed interview on Aug. 8.

LGBT rights

The people fighting for LGBT freedom in Uganda

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DANIELLA ZALCMAN   At long last there's been an injection of hope and life into a strengthening human rights movement that has refused to be silenced in the face of increasingly harsh legislation.

Role model

What was it about Miss Idaho's bikini that had everyone talking?

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Effie Mann   Last week, Sierra Sandison took home the title of Miss Idaho in the Miss America competition, but her outfit was a little bit different to those of her competitors.

Rave review

David Sedaris has given Lena Dunham's book the best review ever

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Annie Stevens   Now this is something for the pool room. Plus, Lena's amazing book tour.

Courtney Love

Little miss perfect

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Jane Rocca   She has spent the past two decades in the spotlight – but on the eve of her 50th birthday, Courtney Love insists she's a changed woman.

Child-free celebrities

Cameron Diaz speaks out about child free status on Esquire

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Effie Mann   Cameron Diaz still doesn't want kids, you guys.

Meryl Streep

Five reasons to revisit this awesome Meryl Streep interview

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Effie Mann   Not that we NEED any.

Turia Pitt an inspirational cover girl

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The new issue of The Australian Women’s Weekly is winning praise for featuring inspirational burns survivor Turia Pitt as its cover girl.

Greta Scacchi: acting royalty

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Now in her 50s, Greta Scacchi says she's happy she no longer has to be elegant, sophisticated, upper class and slender. Except she is, writes Jane Cornwell.

Laverne Cox

Laverne Cox's powerful 'It Gets Better' video will move you to tears

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Effie Mann   The transgender actress opens up about her difficult childhood and early struggle with gender identity.

New Kimye wedding pics

Sad North West face is the perfect follow up to sad Kanye

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Annie Stevens   We simply can't get enough of it.