Benita is an actress whose career has spanned over 40 years in theatre, radio, television and ﬁlm. Well known and loved for her presenting on ABC TVʼs Play School for 30 years, Benita also worked on the majority of television series, recent credits being Talkinʼ ʻ
bout Your Generation, Sleek Geeks and The Living Room.
Over the years, Benita has worked in many movies, Sleeping Beauty, Knowing with Nicolas Cage, The Eye of the Storm and The Tree being the most recent.
Benita has made nine albums and CDʼs mainly for Play School and The West Australian Symphony Orchestra, Education Chamber Orchestra, narrating and singing. She has also been the narrator with the Sydney, Tasmanian and Queensland Symphony Orchestras, and The Sydney Youth Orchestra.
She is now a senior tutor at NIDA, teaching Presentation and Communication Skills in the corporate sector as well as TV Presenting in their Open Program.
Benita is past President of the National Speakers Association of Australia, NSW Chapter; past Chair of the Actors Benevolent Fund of NSW Inc.; a supporter and now Ambassador of Youth Insearch for 20 years, and she also trains the young leaders in presentation and communication skills. Benita has been an Australia Day Ambassador for the past nine years.