The Marrickville Mermaid

The first time an actress donned a swimmable mermaid tail was Annette Kellerman in the year 1911 for “The Mermaid” then in 1914 she went on to star in “Neptune’s Daughter”

MarrickvilleThe daughter of King Neptune determines to avenge the death of her sister, who was caught in a fishing net laid by the king of a country above the waves. However, she soon falls in love with the king upon whom she planned to take her revenge. Neptune’s Daughter was based on Annette Kellerman’s idea of “a water fantasy movie with beautiful mermaids in King Neptune’s garden together with a good love story.”


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