Christine Smith

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameChristine Idris•Smith
Used nameChristine•Smith
Born13 December 1946 in Cooma, New South Wales (AUS)
Died8 May 1979 in Crows Nest, New South Wales (AUS)
NOC Australia


Christine Smith skied for Australia at the 1964 Winter Olympics, but also at the 1962 Commonwealth Winter Games, and the 1966 World Championships. She was Australian champion in all three disciplines in 1964 and won the Thredbo Cup in Australia in 1963-64. In 1965, while recuperating from a ski accident in Europe, she was enlisted to teach “The Beatles” to ski for their film Help, and performed in the movie in a short skiing sequence. In 1974 she established Christine Smith Interiors in Sydney, an interior decorating firm specializing in bathroom accessories. Having business troubles in 1979, she moved her shop to Bondi Junction, but never saw it opened, as depression led her to commit suicide.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1964 Winter Olympics Alpine Skiing (Skiing) AUS Christine Smith
Downhill, Women (Olympic) 27
Giant Slalom, Women (Olympic) DQ
Slalom, Women (Olympic) 28

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