She released an autobiography, Confessions of a Difficult Woman, in 2000, and was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame in 2005.
In 2010, she crashed her car through the window of an optometrist’s store in the inner-Melbourne suburb of Elwood.
She had been diagnosed with breast cancer a year earlier and, in 2013, told the Sydney Morning Herald that she had been affected by medication she had been prescribed as part of her treatment at the time of the crash.
In 2022, Renee said she felt lucky looking back at her career.
“I’m getting paid to do what I really like to do, and have been for over 50 years, so how lucky am I?” she said.
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