June Browne was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1923. As a young woman she was passionately interested in the theatre. She changed her name to June Brunell because there was another Melbourne actress called June Brown. She received the Erik Kuttner award for best actress in theatre in 1956. She married the photographer Helmut Newton in Melbourne in 1948 and became a photographer herself in 1970 in Paris, changing her name once again to Alice Springs. She has had numerous exhibitions and many books published. June Newton has lived in London and Paris and for the last twenty years has resided in Monte Carlo with her husbandNewton, June is the author of 'Mrs. Newton ', published 2004 under ISBN 9783822830574 and ISBN 3822830577.