Â Blackman had a strict upbringing, mostly regulated by her father, who was a civil servant.
It was nothing like suddenly she decided to act in Hollywood movies and she moved.
Â Theater and dramas she started in 1968, travelled through Australia and New Zealand for a comedy play.
The audiences these days enjoy watching female characters using weapons with military precision on-screen, but Blackman had to struggle a lot to fashion a garter holster, back in her days.
She was closest to her brother Ken.