Antonia Prebble (Trudy) on Childhood

What was your first memory?

Antonia – At the hospital looking up at my Mum just after my brother was born.

What was your favourite toy as a child?

Antonia – Barbies

Any childhood illnesses or injuries?

Antonia – Broken arm, the Mumps, measles, asthma


Any scars from childhood accidents?

Antonia – On my lip, when my sister accidentally pulled me down the stairs

Favourite birthday party?

Antonia – My 8th birthday. Everytone came dressed as lollies!

Favourite birthday cake?

Antonia – A train

Favourite holiday as a child?

Antonia – Going to Awaroa where my family has a batch.

Favourite game as a child?

Antonia – Barbies

Do you remember your first day at school?

Antonia – Little bits. I was really excited.

Did you have many childhood parties?

Antonia – Every birthday

What did you like most about school?

Antonia – Friends

What was your favourite piece of clothing as a child?

Antonia – Pink lycra tights/leggings (cringe!)


Who was your first crush?

Antonia – A boy called Charlie


What was your favourite subject at school?

Antonia – French and English

At what age did you learn to swim?

Antonia – I can’t remember. Maybe 4?

Were you interested in sports?

Antonia – Yes, but not overly interested.

What did the tooth fairy leave you?

Antonia – Only about 50¢! What a cheap-skate!

What was the most memorable thing that you learnt from a teacher?

Antonia – That school is “not a happy home for wayward women”. That was my teachers favourite quote.

What was your first job?

Antonia – An acting job actually. I played Mandy on “Mirror Mirror II”. I was 12.

Favourite children’s tv show?

Antonia – Playschool

Favourite cartoon or movie?

Antonia – Rugrats

Were you ever bullied?

Antonia – Not really.
What were your hobbies as a child?

Antonia – Ballet, jazz, tap, recorder, cricket, guitar, flute and piano.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

Antonia – An actress


The craziest thing you ever did as a child?

Antonia – I ate a snail when my neighbour told me to


Ay embarassing childhood photos?

Antonia – Oh yeah! A lot of naked ones!