The opening paragraph of The Australian’s obit for Colleen McCulloch:

Colleen McCulloch, Australia’s bestselling author, was a charmer. Plain of feature, and certainly overweight, she was, nevertheless, a woman of wit and warmth.


By comparison, from the beginning of the NY Times obit:

Colleen McCullough, a former neurophysiological researcher at Yale who, deciding to write novels in her spare time, produced “The Thorn Birds,” a multigenerational Australian romance that became an international best seller…