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Danielle Cormack (born 26 December 1970) is a New Zealand stage and screen actress. She was one of the original cast members of the long-running soap opera Shortland Street, though she is also known for her role as the Amazon Ephiny in the television series Xena: Warrior Princess, Cynthia Ross in The Cult, and Shota in Legend of the Seeker. Other works include the 2009 film, Separation City, and the Australian series Rake. She also portrayed notorious Sydney underworld figure Kate Leigh in Underbelly: Razor. Her most notable work in recent years was her portrayal of Bea Smith in the Foxtel prison drama Wentworth, in which she starred for four years before leaving the show in 2016.

She has two children from past relationships. Cormack says she's been involved with both men and women, while choosing not to label herself.



  • 1994 The Last Tattoo - Molly
  • 1997 Topless Women Talk About Their Lives - Liz
  • 1998 Via Satellite - Chrissy / Carol
  • 1999 Siam Sunset - Grace
  • 1999 Channelling Baby - Bunnie
  • 2000 The Price of Milk - Lucinda
  • 2004 Without a Paddle - Toni
  • 2004 Stringer - Butcher
  • 2005 River Queen - Viola
  • 2006 Perfect Creature - Margaret Sparrow
  • 2008 A Song of Good - Rachel Cradle
  • 2009 Seperation City - Pam Nicholson