Lillian Georgina FRANK

Also known as: née Jacob

Born: 16 January 1930

Special Achievements:

First woman hairdresser to be trained at Elizabeth Arden.
11 June 1977 - Appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE), for involvement with charities, including the Royal Children's Hospital and Odyssey House, Melbourne, Victoria.
10 June 1991 - Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM), for service to the community.
2001 - Queen's New Years Honours List - Awarded the Australian Centenary Medal, for services to the community through fund-raising and charity.


  • Image - Lillian Frank

    Description: Lillian Frank at 2013 Prix de Marie Claire Awards Date: 27 March 2013, 19:21 Source: 2013 Prix de Marie Claire Awards Author: Eva Rinaldi

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    The great Lillian Frank, Melbourne icon, turned 90 today and I visited her and made a Facebook LIVE video with her. What a FABULOUS woman who has done SO MUCH for people.

    Jewelchic. Megan Castran.

  • Video - One of Melbourne's leading ladies has celebrated a special milestone - Lillian Frank today turned 90

    9 News Melbouorne

  • Video - Jews of Burma (Myanmar) - Lillian Frank

    Lillian Frank, philanthropist and owner of Melbourne's most famous hairdressing salon describes growing up in a privileged family in Rangoon, Burma's magical, diverse and integrated Jewish community. In 1900 the Jewish community of Burma was said to number 508 individuals. The community consisted of Bene Israel Jews, while other Jewish families had their origins in Cochin, India or Iraq. Before the Second World War the population peaked at around 2,500 before the Japanese invasion changed their existence for ever with many fleeing or interned. Today, few Jewish families live in Burma, although many with roots in that community return to the blue and white Musmeah Yeshua synagogue to consult the synagogue's ancient register of births, deaths and marriages and to talk with its charming caretaker.


  • References

    (2001, 20 January). Centenary of Federation. New Idea, 19.

    Heinrich, Karen. (2006, November). Mad hatter. WW, 314.

    The Australian Women's Register. “Frank, Lillian Georgina (1936 - )”. accessed 24 July 2020.

    IMDb. "Lillian Frank". accessed 26 July 2020.