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List of famous people from Adelaide, 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 Adelaide, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Adelaide 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 Adelaide, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List ranges from Brian Wenzel to Lancelot de Mole and more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Adelaide?" or "Which celebrities were born in Adelaide?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Samara Weaving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 26
Samara Weaving is an Australian actress and model known for her role as Kirsten Mulroney in the Australian-produced BBC TV series Out Of The Blue and also for playing Indi Walker on soap opera ...more
Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 56
Anthony M. LaPaglia is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as FBI agent Jack Malone on the American TV series Without a Trace, for which he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – ...more
Kate Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 42
Kate Fischer, aka Katie Fischer, is an Australian model and actress.
Liam McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 37
Liam McIntyre is an Australian actor best known for playing the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned.
Terence Tao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 43
Terence "Terry" Chi-Shen Tao FAA FRS, is an Australian-born Chinese American mathematician working in harmonic analysis, partial differential equations, additive combinatorics, ergodic ...more
Margaret Somerville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 76
Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, AM, FRSC is the Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill University, as well as professor in the university's faculty of medicine and the founding director of the ...more
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 43
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler, better known mononymously as Sia, is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. Musically and artistically precocious from an early age, Sia became ...more
Holly Brisley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 37
Holly Brisley is an Australian actress and television presenter. She began her career at the age of 15 on Agro's Cartoon Connection and more recently portrayed Amanda Vale-Baker on Home And ...more
Paul McDermott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 56
Paul McDermott is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television host. As a comedian, he is best known both for Good News Week and for his role as a member of the ...more
Rodney Brooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 64
Rodney Allen Brooks is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur, most known for popularizing the actionist approach to robotics. ...more
Adam Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 38
Adam Derek Scott is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on the PGA Tour. He was the World No. 1 ranked golfer, from mid-May to August 2014. He has won 27 professional tournaments ...more
Robert Mammone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 44
Robert Mammone is an Australian actor. He is known for his role as AK in The Matrix movies, as Sid Walker in the soap opera Home and Away and as Tim Palmer in Sons and Daughters. He was also the ...more
Amy Gillett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Dec. at 29 (1976-2005)
Amy Gillett was an Australian track cyclist and rower who represented Australia in both sports before her death in a training accident when a teenage driver crashed into the Australian squad of ...more
Michelle Leslie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Michelle Leslie age 37
Michelle Leslie, who also works under the name Michelle Lee, is an Australian model. Leslie is best known for her 2005 arrest, conviction and three-month imprisonment for possessing two ecstasy ...more
Howard Florey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Dec. at 70 (1898-1968)
Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey of Adelaide OM FRS FRCP was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir Ernst Boris ...more
Frances Rings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Frances Rings is an Indigenous Australian dancer, choreographer and television presenter. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia and is a descendant of the Kokatha people. She is a member of ...more
Leon Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 73
Leon Melvyn Simon is a Bôcher Prize-winning mathematician. He is currently Professor in the Mathematics Department at Stanford University.
Brett Aitken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 48
Brett Aitken is an Australian Olympic track cyclist. He has won three Olympic medals, including gold in the Madison event at the 2000 Olympics. He retired from cycling in 2004, but returned in ...more
Mark Oliphant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Dec. at 99 (1901-2000)
Sir Marcus "Mark" Laurence Elwin Oliphant AC, KBE, FRS, FAA was an Australian physicist and humanitarian who played an important role in the first experimental demonstration of nuclear ...more
Brian May is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 71
Brian Harold May, CBE is an English musician, singer, songwriter, and astrophysicist who achieved international fame as the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. He uses a home-built electric ...more
Stephen Dedman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 59
Stephen Dedman is an Australian author of dark fantasy and science fiction stories and novels.
Glenn Ridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 63
Glenn Daryl Ridge is an Australian television presenter and owner and managing director of the Q Media Group, a production company which produces television specials and documentaries.
Amanda Rishworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 40
Amanda Louise Rishworth is an Australian politician. Rishworth has been an Australian Labor Party member of the Australian House of Representatives since November 2007, representing the ...more
Janet Albrechtsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 52
Janet Kim Albrechtsen is an Australian opinion columnist with the News Limited-owned newspaper, The Australian. From 2005 until 2010, she was a member of the Board of the Australian Broadcasting ...more
Thérèse Rein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 60
Thérèse Rein is an Australian entrepreneuse and founder of Ingeus, an international employment and business psychology services company. Rein is the wife of Kevin Rudd, who was the ...more