Annette Sharp, The Daily Telegraph, reports
Shirley MacLaine was seen out and about in Sydney again yesterday, the 79-year-old looking spry in the company of men who have been spotted helping her get on and off motor yachts during her vacation in Australia.
Sources contacted this column to advise that MacLaine's only daughter Sachi Parker was a longtime Australian resident who made her home in the Hunter Valley: Perhaps she is here to visit her, suggested one reader. It's unlikely.
Parker has relocated back to the US where she this year launched her Mommie Dearest-style autobiography about her life as MacLaine's only child to ex-husband Steve Parker.
Entitled Lucky Me: My Life With -- and Without -- My Mom, Shirley MacLaine, doesn't appear to have bonded mother and daughter with MacLaine "heartbroken" by the book.
MacLaine, who refutes the book's contents, has said she is "heartbroken'' by her daughter's public airings.
One memorable account in the book deals with MacLaine's belief that Sachi's father, Steve Parker, was a cloned extraterrestrial. Sachi claims she had to persuade her mother he was not an alien but a conman duping the kooky MacLaine out of $60,000 a month.
Parker was born in LA and raised by her father in Tokyo. Having attended boarding schools in England and Switzerland, and worked in Hawaii and France, she became a flight attendant for Qantas Airlines and made her home in Australia. She later resettled in the US.
Parker is also an actress who appeared in films Back To The Future, About Last Night, Peggy Sue Got Married and Scrooged.
MacLaine, we hear, has been staying at Pyrmont's The Darling during her Down Under expedition.