Sarah Murdoch

Sarah Murdoch

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Sarah Murdoch
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Born Sarah O’Hare
(1972-05-31) 31 May 1972 (age 46)
Croydon, South London, England, United Kingdom
Residence Brentwood, Los Angeles, California
Nationality British-Australian
Occupation Model, actress, television presenter
Years active 1989–present
Lachlan Murdoch (m. 1999)
Children 3
Modeling information
Height 178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue
Agency Room 329 Productions – Sydney, AU

Sarah Murdoch (née O’Hare; born 31 May 1972) is a British-born Australian model, actress and television presenter.


Raised in Sydney, Australia, Murdoch attended The McDonald College of the Performing Arts, where she studied ballet.[1] After being told by the ballet master, Alan Alexander Cross, that she was too tall and would never make it as a ballerina, she changed direction.[citation needed]

Her modeling career began at the age of 17, after getting signed to Vivien’s Management in Sydney. Soon after she moved to Paris and started working as a runway model for Karl Lagerfeld, Issey Miyake, Chanel, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianfranco Ferré, Givenchy, Alberta Ferretti, Kenzo, Valentino and Oscar de la Renta.[2] She appeared in campaigns for Bonds, L’Oréal, Revlon, Ralph Lauren, Yves Saint Laurent, and Estée Lauder, as well as the 1999 and 2003 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit issues.[3][4] Her magazine covers include Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour, GQ and Harper’s Bazaar. She has appeared on magazine issue covers in Australia, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Murdoch filled in for Jessica Rowe on the popular morning news and interview show, Today while Rowe was taking four months maternity leave.[5] On 26 March 2007, it was reported in the Sydney Morning Herald that Murdoch would finish up her hosting duties on Today as of 30 March 2007.[6] Nine News presenter Kellie Sloane replaced Murdoch until May 2007, when Lisa Wilkinson took over as the new co-host on Today. Murdoch returned as a guest host on the 4 October 2007 episode, alongside Karl Stefanovic, to raise awareness about breast cancer as she is a patron of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

Murdoch starred with fellow supermodel Shalom Harlow in the romantic comedy Head Over Heels. She also appeared on an episode of popular sitcom, Friends (S07E07).

Australia’s Next Top Model[edit]

Murdoch replaced Jodhi Meares as host of Australia’s Next Top Model after Meares infamously blundered her way through the third season’s live finale in 2007 and flat-out refused to appear in 2008’s finale. In addition to hosting Top Model, Murdoch also inked a deal with Foxtel to create documentaries with her production company, Room 329 Productions. She experienced media scrutiny during the 2010 Australia’s Next Top Model Grand Final for announcing an incorrect winner.[7] On 12 December 2011, Murdoch announced that she is leaving Top Model after three seasons.[8]

Pride of Australia[edit]

Screened in November 2009, Murdoch and her production company Room 329 Productions, along with Foxtel produced 4 episodes of Pride of Australia with Murdoch herself as host. The program tells inspiring stories of everyday Australians exhibiting acts of great courage, love and determination when faced with adversity. The stories were taken from thousands of people nominated to News Limited papers across Australia.[9]

Everybody Dance Now[edit]

Murdoch hosted the Network Ten reality dance programme Everybody Dance Now in August 2012, however due to poor ratings, the series was axed after just four episodes.[10]

Personal life[edit]

In 1999, the then-Sarah O’Hare married Lachlan Murdoch, the eldest son of Australian-born American media mogul Rupert Murdoch. The couple resides in Brentwood, Los Angeles, California[11][12] with their two sons, Kalan Alexander, (born 9 November 2004), Aidan Patrick, (born 6 May 2006) and their daughter, Aerin Elisabeth Murdoch (born 12 April 2010).

Murdoch is engaged in assisting not-for-profit arts and charitable bodies.[citation needed] She was appointed International Ambassador of the Australian Ballet Company in 2004 and joined The Australian Ballet Board of Directors in 2006.[citation needed] She is also ambassador of the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and a member of its development board.[citation needed] The Institute was established in 1986 by her husband Lachlan’s grandmother, Dame Elisabeth Murdoch and is the largest child health research institute in Australia. Murdoch is patron of Australia’s National Breast Cancer Foundation,[13] and addressed the National Press Club of Australia about the activities of the foundation on 4 October 2006 and again on 24 December 2008.[citation needed] The addresses were televised Australia-wide by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. Murdoch is a keen rugby league fan[citation needed] and supports the Manly Sea Eagles.[14]

Actress (2 credits)
 2001 Head Over Heels
Candi (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2000 Friends (TV Series)
The woman

The One with Ross’s Library Book (2000) … The woman (as Sarah O’Hare)

Self (17 credits)
 2015 Australian Story (TV Series documentary)

Grand Designs (2015) … Herself
 2012 The Project (TV Series)

Episode dated 1 November 2012 (2012) … Herself
Episode dated 6 September 2012 (2012) … Herself
Episode dated 23 March 2012 (2012) … Herself
 2006-2012 Today (TV Series)
Herself – Host / Herself / Herself – Co-host

Today: Celebrating 30 Years (2012) … Herself
Episode dated 18 February 2008 (2008) … Herself – Co-host
Episode dated 8 March 2007 (2007) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 6 March 2007 (2007) … Herself – Host
Episode dated 5 February 2007 (2007) … Herself – Host
 2011-2012 The 7PM Project (TV Series)

Episode dated 6 September 2012 (2012) … Herself
Episode #1.379 (2011) … Herself
Episode #1.378 (2011) … Herself
Episode #1.377 (2011) … Herself
Episode #1.376 (2011) … Herself
 2012 Everybody Dance Now (TV Series)
Herself – Host
 2007-2011 Australia’s Next Top Model (TV Series)
Herself – Host / Herself

Live Finale (2011) … Herself – Host
Dubai (2011) … Herself – Host
Epic (2011) … Herself – Host
Joy Luxe (2011) … Herself – Host
Paintbox (2011) … Herself – Host
 2010 The Contender Australia (TV Series)
Herself – Audience Member

Live Final (2010) … Herself – Audience Member (uncredited)
 2009 The 51st Annual TV Week Logie Awards (TV Special)
 2001-2009 Rove Live (TV Series)

Episode #10.12 (2009) … Herself
Episode #2.25 (2001) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2003 Today Tonight (TV Series)

Episode dated 8 August 2003 (2003) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2002 Men in Black Training Video: Australia (Video short)
Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2001 The Ray Martin Show (TV Series)

Episode #1.2 (2001) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2000-2001 The Panel (TV Series)

Episode #4.7 (2001) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
Episode #3.27 (2000) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 2000 Ripley’s Believe It or Not! (TV Series)

Episode #1.19 (2000) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 1999 Late Night with Conan O’Brien (TV Series)

Episode #6.81 (1999) … Herself (as Sarah O’Hare)
 1997-1999 Late Show with David Letterman (TV Series)

Episode dated 12 February 1999 (1999) … Herself
Episode dated 30 September 1997 (1997) … Herself
 1998 Cosmo’s 10 Sexiest People (TV Movie)
Herself – Host (as Sarah O’Hare)



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