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Famous People From Adelaide

Updated July 3, 2018 10.1k views644 items

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.
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  • Samara Weaving is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Samara Weaving (born 23 February 1992) is an Australian actress and model. She began her... more on Wikipedia
  • Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Anthony LaPaglia

    Age: 61

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Kate Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Katherine Helen Fischer (born 30 November 1973), now known as Tziporah Atarah Malkah, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Liam McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Liam McIntyre

    Age: 38

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Liam James McIntyre (born 8 February 1982) is an Australian actor best known for playing the... more on Wikipedia
  • Terence Tao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Terence Chi-Shen Tao (born 17 July 1975) is an Australian-American mathematician who has... more on Wikipedia
  • Margaret Somerville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, (born 13 April 1942) is Professor of Bioethics at... more on Wikipedia
  • Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Sia Furler

    Age: 44

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter... more on Wikipedia

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  • Holly Brisley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Holly Brisley (born 11 January 1978) is an Australian actress and television presenter. She... more on Wikipedia
  • Paul McDermott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Paul Anthony Michael McDermott (born 13 May 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Rodney Brooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Rodney Allen Brooks (born 30 December 1954) is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Adam Scott

    Age: 40

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Adam Derek Scott (born 16 July 1980) is an Australian professional golfer who plays mainly on... more on Wikipedia

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  • Robert Mammone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Robert Mammone (born 1971 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Italian-Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Amy Gillett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Amy Gillett

    Dec. at 29 (1976-2005)

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Amy Elizabeth Gillett (née Safe; 9 January 1976 – 18 July 2005) was an Australian track... more on Wikipedia
  • Michelle Leslie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Michelle Leslie

    Age: 39

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Michelle Leslie (born 1981), who previously worked under the name Michelle Lee, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • Howard Florey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Howard Florey

    Dec. at 70 (1898-1968)

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Howard Walter Florey, Baron Florey, (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • 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... more on Wikipedia
  • Leon Simon is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Leon Simon

    Age: 75

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Leon Melvyn Simon (born 1945) is a Leroy P. Steele Prize and Bôcher Prize-winning... more on Wikipedia
  • Brett Aitken is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Brett Aitken (born 25 January 1971) is an Australian Olympic track cyclist. He has won three... more on Wikipedia
  • Mark Oliphant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Mark Oliphant

    Dec. at 99 (1901-2000)

    BirthplaceKent Town, Adelaide, Australia

    Sir Marcus Laurence Elwin "Mark" Oliphant (8 October 1901 – 14 July 2000) was an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Brian May is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    Brian May

    Age: 73

    BirthplaceLondon, United Kingdom

    Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Stephen Dedman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Stephen Dedman (born 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian author of dark... more on Wikipedia
  • Glenn Ridge is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Glenn Daryl Ridge (born 21 November 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Amanda Rishworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Amanda Louise Rishworth (born 10 July 1978) is an Australian politician serving as the... more on Wikipedia
  • Janet Albrechtsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Janet Kim Albrechtsen (born 23 September 1966) is an Australian opinion columnist with The... more on Wikipedia
  • Thérèse Rein is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Adelaide

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    Thérèse Rein (born 17 July 1958) is an Australian entrepreneur who is the founder of Ingeus,... more on Wikipedia
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