Helen Reddy, Still Every ’Woman,’ Comes to Ptown
She made the history books with her #1 Grammy-winning hit "I Am Woman," then found it easy to withdraw from show business to practice hypnotherapy.
That’s what the "Queen of 70s Pop" Helen Reddy did 10 years ago moving back to her homeland Australia. The time spent away from the stage was not entirely a complete escape from her singing career. Reddy spent some of her retirement reflecting on her life which led to her 2006 autobiography "The Woman I Am."
And what a life it has been for the 70-year old. With a string of hits, 15 songs charting the Top 40 Pop charts, Reddy became the first Australian to garnish a #1 pop hit and Grammy award with "I Am Woman." The song not only marks her rise to super stardom in 1974, it also became the anthem for the feminist movement of that era.
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.