The artist: June Brownewas born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1923. As a young woman she was passionately interested in the theatre. She changed her maiden name to June Brunell for there was another Melbourne actress called June Brown. She received the Erik Kuttner award for best actress in theatre in 1956. She married the photographer Helmut Newton in Melbourne in 1948 and became a photographer herself in 1970 in Paris, changing her name once again to Alice Springs. She has had numerous exhibitions and books published.June Newtonhas lived in London and Paris and for the last thirty years has resided in Monte Carlo. Her husband died in 2004, leaving her in charge of the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin.