Acton, Prue

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Acton, Prue Gender: F
born on 26 April 1943 at 00:05 (= 12:05 AM )
Place Benalla, Australia, 36s33, 145e59
Timezone AEST h10e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 04°29' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 11°31 Asc.s_aqucol.18.gif 10°59'


Australian fashion designer, a major figure in the Australian industry of style and design. With the financial help of her parents, she founded Prue Acton Pty Ltd in 1964, describing her early work as "fabric sculpture." Her innovative designs appealed to the young market and from 1966 to '69 she dominated the junior fashion field, winning awards in 1966, 1969 and 1970. She was a prolific designer, able to put out as many as 30 or more outfits in a high-production mode.

Acton married in 1967; two daughters. Her company branched into the design of popular range of bed linen and of uniforms, including the prize-winning 1984 Australian Women's Olympic team uniform. In the '80s, she studied painting to improve her techniques.

In 1991, Acton closed her label and retail chain, becoming a consultant and lecturer the following year at her School of Design. As of 1966, she was running design workshops.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Start Business 1964 (Founded Prue Acton Pty Ltd)
  • Work : Prize 1966 (First of three Junior Fashion Field award)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1967
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1984 (Women's Olympic Team uniform)
  • Work : New Job 1991 (Closed retail stores and became consultant)

Source Notes

Dennis Sutton quotes Susan Alexander, from Acton, given in Sutton's 50 Australian Charts, 1996.


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (Two daughters)
  • Vocation : Beauty : Designer/ Fashion (Noted, popular, innovative)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (School of Design, retail stores)
  • Vocation : Business : Consultant (Fashion field)
  • Vocation : Education : Teacher (Lecturer)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Three junior fashion field awards)