Wanda Spathopoulos was born Wanda Maxime Herbert in 1922, in Melbourne. Six months later, the Herbert family moved to Sydney, where, in 1924, they settled on the Griffins’ Castlecrag. During the forties Wanda graduated in Arts at the University of Sydney. In the early fifties she departed overseas, first to London then to Europe, where she spent a number of years in Paris and Italy. At last in Greece, she came in touch with the world of the Ancient Greek tragedies evoked by Marion Griffin and Lute Drummond’s open-air theatre productions on Castlecrag. Since 1960, her life with her Greek husband has been spent mainly in Sydney, with interludes in Greece.