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List of famous people from Sydney, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Sydney, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Sydney you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Sydney, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List ranges from Boss lady to Matt White, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sydney?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sydney?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Elle Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Elle Macpherson age 53 - Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Yvonne Strahovski age 34 - Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, better known by the stage name Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck, ...more

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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Rose Byrne age 37 - Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of ...more

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Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Adam Ashley-Cooper age 33 - Adam Ashley-Cooper is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Australia, and for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.

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Sekope Kepu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Sekope Kepu age 31 - Sekope Kepu is an Australian professional rugby union player. He is a prop for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, making his debut in 2008. He also plays for the Wallabies in ...more

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Indiana Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Indiana Evans age 26 - Indiana Rose Evans is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her roles in Home and Away, H2O: Just Add Water and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.

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Cheyenne Tozzi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Cheyenne Tozzi age 28 - Cheyenne Tozzi is an Australian model and aspiring singer. She has appeared on the covers of Mexican Vogue, German Cosmopolitan, and French Madame Figaro magazine. Tozzi has also worked with the ...more

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Andrea Leon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Andrea Leon age 39 - Andrea Leon is an actress.

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Sam Sparro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Sam Sparro age 34 - Samuel Falson, better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an Australian singer-songwriter and music producer. His stage name was derived from a family nickname, which in turn was inspired by ...more

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Susan Powter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Susan Powter age 59 - Susan Powter is an Australian-born motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase "Stop the Insanity!", which was ...more

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Claudia Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Claudia Black age 44 - Claudia Lee Black is an Australian actress and voice actress, known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in the science fiction series Farscape and Vala Mal Doran in the science fiction series ...more

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James Wolfensohn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sydney
James Wolfensohn age 83 - James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group.

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Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Delta Goodrem age 32 - Delta Lea Goodrem is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age. She began ...more

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Robert Hughes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Robert Hughes Died at 74 (1938-2012) - Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. His best seller The Fatal Shore is a study of the British penal colonies and ...more

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Saul Griffith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Saul Griffith age 43 - Saul Griffith is an Australian American inventor. He is the founder or co-founder of seven companies, including Otherlab, Makani Power, and Instructables.

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Christopher Wilder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Christopher Wilder Died at 39 (1945-1984) - Christopher Bernard Wilder, was an American serial killer who abducted and raped at least twelve women, killing at least eight of them, during a six-week cross-country spree in the United States ...more

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Stephan Elliott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Stephan Elliott age 51 - Stephan Elliott is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His best-known film internationally is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

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April Rose Pengilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sydney
April Rose Pengilly age 27 - April Rose Pengilly, also known as April Rose, is an Australian actress and former model. April is the daughter of Karen Hutchinson and INXS member Kirk Pengilly.

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Silma Ihram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Silma Ihram age 61 - Silma Ihram is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in the West, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College' in Sydney, and a campaigner for racial tolerance. ...more

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Caroline Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Caroline Pemberton age 29 - Caroline Pemberton is an Australian model who was crowned the 2007 Miss Australia. Pemberton was crowned at Star City, Sydney on 4 April 2007, her second attempt at the title. She is also the ...more

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Ken Done is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Ken Done age 75 - Kenneth Stephen "Ken" Done AM is an Australian artist best known for his design work. Although his simple, brightly coloured images of Australian landmarks have adorned a very popular ...more

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Peter Dupas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Peter Dupas age 63 - Peter Norris Dupas is an Australian serial killer, currently serving three consecutive life sentences for murder. His violent criminal history spans more than three decades, and with every ...more

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Emily Symons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Emily Symons age 47 - Emily Symons is an Australian-born actress, active on both Australian and English television. She is best known for playing Marilyn Chambers in Australian soap Home and Away and Louise Appleton ...more

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Angela Webber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Angela Webber Died at 53 (1954-2007) - Angela Webber was an Australian author, TV writer, producer and comedian.

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Nick Youngquest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Nick Youngquest age 33 - Nick Youngquest is an Australian model and former professional rugby league footballer. He played in the National Rugby League for Australian clubs the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George ...more

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Antonella Gambotto-Burke is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Antonella Gambotto-Burke age 50 - Antonella Gambotto-Burke is an Australian author and journalist. Gambotto-Burke has written one novel, The Pure Weight of the Heart, two anthologies, Lunch of Blood and An Instinct for the Kill, ...more

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Rowan Woods is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Rowan Woods age 56 - Rowan Woods is an Australian film and television director, actor and screenwriter. Woods directed The Boys in 1998 and won an AFI award for best direction. The film was also entered into the ...more

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Yvonne Kenny is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Yvonne Kenny age 66 - Yvonne Kenny AM is an Australian soprano, particularly associated with Handel and Mozart roles. Born in Sydney, she first studied at the University of Sydney in science, hoping to become a ...more

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George Cleveland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Sydney
George Cleveland Died at 72 (1885-1957) - George Alan Cleveland was a Canadian film actor. He appeared in more than 180 films between 1933 and 1954.

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Chris Lilley is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Chris Lilley age 42 - Christopher Daniel "Chris" Lilley is an Australian comedian, television producer, actor, musician and writer. A two-time winner of the Logie Award for Most Popular Actor, he is known ...more

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Frank Packer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Frank Packer Died at 68 (1906-1974) - Sir Douglas Frank Hewson Packer, KBE, was an Australian media proprietor who controlled Australian Consolidated Press and the Nine Network. He was the patriarch of the Packer family.

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Paulette McDonagh is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Paulette McDonagh Died at 77 (1901-1978) - Paulette de Vere McDonagh, was an Australian film director, who often worked in collaboration with her sisters Phyllis and Isabella. In 1933 it was claimed she was one of only five female film ...more

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Brett Whiteley is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Brett Whiteley Died at 53 (1939-1992) - Brett Whiteley AO was an Australian avant-garde artist. He is represented in the collections of all the large Australian galleries, and was twice winner of the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman ...more

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Adam Byrnes is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Adam Byrnes age 35 - Adam Byrnes is an International professional rugby union player. His position is lock and his play has been described as abrasive. Byrnes has played rugby at the highest level in both the ...more

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John Kerr is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Sydney
John Kerr Died at 77 (1914-1991) - Sir John Robert Kerr AK, GCMG, GCVO, QC was the 18th Governor-General of Australia. He dismissed the Labor government of Gough Whitlam on 11 November 1975, marking the climax of the most ...more

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Gabrielle Carey is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Gabrielle Carey age 56 - Gabrielle Carey is an Australian writer noted for the teen novel, Puberty Blues, which she co-wrote with Kathy Lette. This novel was the first teenage novel published in Australia that was ...more

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Luke Munns is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Luke Munns age 36 - Luke Andrew Munns in the Northern Beaches of Sydney is a musician, record producer and songwriter, known as the key worship drummer of Sydney based worship band Hillsong United, the worship band ...more

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Rennae Stubbs is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Rennae Stubbs age 44 - Rennae Stubbs is a retired Australian tennis player. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder. She has won 4 Grand Slam doubles titles and 2 Grand Slam Mixed Doubles Titles. ...more

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Richard White is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Richard White age 62 - Richard Weeks White is a judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales.

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Emma Anzai is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Emma Anzai age 34 - Emma Anzai is a musical artist.

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Sam Fullbrook is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Sam Fullbrook Died at 82 (1922-2004) - Sam Fullbrook was an Australian artist who was a winner of the Archibald Prize for portraiture and the Wynne Prize for landscape. He was described as "last of the bushman painters". ...more

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Betty Cuthbert is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Betty Cuthbert age 78 - Elizabeth Cuthbert AM, MBE is an Australian athlete, and a fourfold Olympic champion. During her career, she set world records for 60 metres, 100 yards, 200 metres, 220 yards and 440 yards. ...more

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Leo McKern is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Leo McKern Died at 82 (1920-2002) - Reginald "Leo" McKern, AO was an Australian actor who appeared in numerous British and Australian television programmes and films, and in more than 200 stage roles. Notable roles he ...more

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Bruce Beresford is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Bruce Beresford age 76 - Bruce Beresford is an Australian film director who has made more than 30 feature films over a 50-year career. Notable films he has directed include Breaker Morant, Tender Mercies, Crimes of the ...more

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Valeria Andrews is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Valeria Andrews age 37 - Valeria Andrews, better known as Valeria, is an Australian dance pop singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her role in the film Just Married. She released her debut album, titled Freshly ...more

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Nathaniel Buzolic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Nathaniel Buzolic age 32 - Nathaniel Buzolic is an actor and a presenter.

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Craig Nicholls is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Craig Nicholls age 39 - Craig Robert Nicholls, is an Australian musician, best known as the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Australian alternative rock band The Vines, of which he is the only mainstay ...more

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Ben Lee is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Ben Lee age 38 - Benjamin Michael "Ben" Lee is an Australian ARIA Award winning musician and actor. Lee began his career as a musician at the age of 14 with the Sydney band Noise Addict, but focused on ...more

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Gia Carides is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Gia Carides age 52 - Gia Carides is an Australian actress. She is best known for her portrayals of Liz Holt in Strictly Ballroom, Susy Connor in Brilliant Lies, and Cousin Nikki in My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

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Adam Hills is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Adam Hills age 46 - Adam Hills is a television producer.