The opera singer Dame Nellie Mebla (1861–1931, born Helen Porter Mitchell) was born in Richmond, Australia as the eldest of seven children. After some success as a singer Melbourne, she moved to London and then to Paris where she found success. She went onto establish herself in Europe and the United States. She had a relatively small repertoire, and was most closely identified with only ten roles. Nowadays she is perhaps most closely linked with the food named after her by Auguste Escoffier.