Australian model Annalise Braakensiek found dead at Sydney home
Police say there are no suspicious circumstances surrounding the 46-year-old’s death
The model, actor, TV presenter and jewellery creator Annalise Braakensiek has been found dead in her Sydney unit.
Police said a woman’s body was found at a Potts Point unit on Sunday afternoon after concerns were raised for her welfare.
She was yet to be formally identified and there were no apparent suspicious circumstances, a police spokeswoman said. A postmortem examination will be held to determine the cause of death.
Braakensiek, 46, was an ambassador for R U OK? and had been open about her experience of depression following the loss of two close friends to suicide and the death of her grandfather all within a short space of time.
Braakensiek was 16 years old when she was scouted by a photographer on Sydney’s Bondi Beach, and went on to become an international model. She was a regular on the cover of Inside Sport magazine and also appeared on the covers of US Cosmopolitan, Loaded in the UK and Maxim in Italy.
She was the face of brands including Guinness, Nivea, La Perla, Lee, Levi’s and Toyota.
In the late 1990s, Braakensiek appeared in episodes of the TV series Home & Away and Heartbreak High. From 2000 to 2007, she played Claudia Macpherson in the SBS comedy series Pizza.