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Rosemary Dunsmore


Rosemary Dunsmore is a TV, film, and theatre actress, director, and educator from Canada. Rosemary Dunsmore is widely known for her role as Katherine Brooke in the 1987 film “Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel.”

Early Life

Rosemary Dunsmore was born on July 13, 1952, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She holds Canadian nationality and belongs to the White-Canadian ethnicity. According to the astrological chart, she has a birth sign of cancer and she is currently 71 years old as of 2024.

Rosemary has not disclosed any information about her parents or close relatives. Furthermore, there is no information on whether she has any siblings. She grew up watching movies and acquired an interest in acting as a result.

Rosemary Dunsmore – Education

She studied acting at York University, where she graduated in 1973. Her professional career began in 1975 when she toured Cedric Smith and George Luscombe’s play Ten Lost Years.

Professional Career

She quickly participated in performances at numerous notable Canadian theatres, including the Stratford Festival, the Centaur Theatre, and the Saidye Bronfman Centre for the Arts.

In 1980, she made her television debut as Dixie in “The Littlest Hobo.” She made her film debut as Celia in “As You Like It,” a pastoral comedy film. This role received a lot of attention and was well-liked by both audiences and reviewers.

She received a Dora Mavor Moore Award and the Best Performer award at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for her performance in Straight Ahead/Blind Dancers in 1982.

Caption: The poster of the 1987 film, Anne of Green Gables The Sequel (Source: The Movie Database)

She rose to prominence as Katherine Brooke in the 1987 miniseries “Anne of Green Gables: The Sequel” (known as Anne of Avonlea outside of Canada). Additionally, she then played Abigail MacEwan in the recurrent role in “Road to Avonlea” (1990-1996).

From 1990 to 1992, she played Sally Sullivan in two seasons of the Canadian television comedy-drama series “Mom P.I.” She has appeared in episodes of “Being Erica,” “Degrassi: The Next Generation,” “Hangin’ In,” “Lost Girl,” “Murdoch Mysteries,”  on Canadian television.

Other Movies and TV series roles

She has been on American television in “Beauty and the Beast,” “L.A. Law,” “Queer as Folk,” and “The Twilight Zone.” Moreover, she appeared in the films “Twins” (1988), “Total Recall” (1990), and “Cliffhanger” (1993). For her role as Wanda in the 2008 film “The Baby Formula”, she won the ACTRA Award for Best Actress for her performance.

She played the role of Abigail MacEwan, appearing in five episodes of the Canadian TV series “Road to Avonlea.” Later, she played the recurring role of Congresswoman Shuler in the science fiction TV series “ReGenesis” from 2004 to 2005.

She has appeared in several films “Orphan” (2009), “Faces in the Crowd” (2011), “How to Plan an Orgy in a Small Town” (2015), “Blood Honey” (2017), “The Toll” (2020), “Kicking Blood” (2021), and “To Catch a Killer” (2023). Moreover, she has done recurring roles in TV series such as “Between” (2015-2016), “The Plateaus” (2015), “Orphan Black” (2015-2017), “Chucky” (2021-2022).

Similarly, she has been cast in TV films such as “For the Love of Grace” (2008), “Too Late to Say Goodbye” (2009), “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” (2010) “Fugitive at 17” (2012), and “The Surrogacy Trap” (2013). Recently, she was cast in the American crime thriller film “To Catch a Killer” as Mrs. Possey. While she was also recently seen in one episode of the TV series “Good Sam” and “Fellow Travelers.”


In 2008, she won the ACTRA Award for Best Female Performance category for her work in “The Baby Formula.” In addition, he was also nominated for Gemini Awards in the year 1988 and 2001.

Net Worth 2024

Being a TV and film actress, she earned handsome money and lives a lavishing lifestyle. As of 2023, Dunsmore’s net worth is estimated at around $2 million while her salary and earnings are yet unknown.

Relationship Status

At the moment, Rosemary Dunsmore is a single and divorced woman. She was previously married to an actor Peter Dvorsky. For many years, they were romantically linked.

However, this romance ended, and she is now enjoying her life on her own. Similarly, she has not addressed having children. Till now, there are no rumours or scandals around her, and she is focused on her profession.

Body Measurements

Caption: Rosemary Dunsmore posing for a photo (Source: Wikidata)

This beautiful actress stands 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs around 58 kg, Moreover, she has a pair of green eyes with blonde hair colour and her body measurement is 42-32-18 inches.

Rosemary Dunsmore – Social Media

Dunsmore is a popular actress who loves to keep her personal life private. As of now, the actress is not present on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.