Who is Tottie Goldsmith?
Actress and founding member of pop group The Chantoozies. Goodwill Champion for my aunties cancer center the Olivia Newton-john Cancer and Wellness Center. Recipient of an OAM for services to the community and performing arts, one of 8 kids to a 5 time married eccentric who was responsible for the night club industry coming to Australia. I’m mother to an earthy, 70s vibe, bohemian 27 year old daughter called Layla Rose Lee, meditator, animal lover, heartfelt human and would-be tap dancer.
What would you do differently from what you do now?
I originally wanted to be a dancer but dislocated my right hip doing jumping splits, yes, owwwwwch!!! And never got the strength back in it. I possibly would have gone into some area of social work.
Who inspires you and why?
The people who are willing stand up for a better world, who aren’t afraid to face ridicule to help shift our consciousness.
What would you do to make a difference in the world?
If I could wave a magic wand and make us all see each other as we see ourselves
Favourite holiday destination and why?
I married and had my Layla to a snow skiing mountain man and spent a lot of time in the mountains of Falls Creek in Victoria. They hold a lot of history and happiness for me and I feel free and alive standing on top of a mountain I’ve just climbed… winter or summer.
When friends come to town, what attraction would you take them to, and why?
I love to take my friends to the South Melbourne Market and have lunch at Claypots, or stand at the oyster bar and eat freshly shucked oysters, and go home with loads of deli treats and good local wines.
What are you currently reading?
How To Change Your Mind: The New Science of Psychedelics by Michael Pollan.
What are you currently listening to?
I’m very into 70s music and my play list comprises of everything from Joni Mitchel to Supertramp… Pink Floyd to Bread but my all-time favorite song has gotta be Dream Weaver – Gary Wright.
Knowing my daughter is good in the world.
What does the future hold for you?
I’m really looking forward to the release of my latest film, The Taverna – which is opening nationally today! And I just accepted a role in a beautiful two hander play called The Guys by Anne Nelson which is a drama centering on a slice of the aftermath of the 9/11 tragedy. It’s being put on in September 2021 which will be the 20 year anniversary of 9/11… and like the rest of us, waiting for our creative world to open up.
Image: Tottie Goldsmith (supplied)