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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
Samara Weaving age 25 - 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

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Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Anthony LaPaglia 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
Kate Fischer 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
Liam McIntyre age 35 - 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
Terence Tao age 40 - 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
Margaret Somerville age 75 - 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
Sia Furler age 41 - 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
Holly Brisley 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
Paul McDermott age 54 - 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
Rodney Brooks age 62 - 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
Adam Scott age 35 - 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
Robert Mammone 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
Amy Gillett Died 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 34 - 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
Howard Florey Died 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

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Frances Rings is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Frances Rings 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
Leon Simon age 71 - 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
Brett Aitken age 44 - 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
Mark Oliphant Died 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
Brian May age 69 - 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
Stephen Dedman age 56 - 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
Glenn Ridge age 60 - 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
Amanda Rishworth age 38 - 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
Janet Albrechtsen age 50 - 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
Thérèse Rein age 57 - 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

George Wright is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
George Wright age 98 - The Hon. Justice George Wright was a judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia.

Andrew Mcnee is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Andrew Mcnee age 37 - Andrew Mcnee is a short track speed skater.

Ulupano Seuteni is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Ulupano Seuteni age 22 - Ulupano Seuteni is an Australian rugby union player who plays for Queensland Reds.

Darren Cahill is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Darren Cahill age 51 - Darren Cahill is a tennis coach and former professional tennis player from Australia. In addition, Cahill is a tennis analyst for the Grand Slam events on the US sports network ESPN and a coach ...more

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John Jefferson Bray is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
John Jefferson Bray Died at 83 (1912-1995) - The Honourable Dr John Jefferson Bray, AC was an Australian lawyer, academic and published poet, and from 1967-1978 served as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of South Australia.

Jonathan LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Jonathan LaPaglia age 47 - Jonathan LaPaglia is an Australian actor known for his roles as Frank B. Parker in the television series Seven Days, Kevin Debreno in The District and Det. Tommy McNamara in New York

Damon Herriman is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Damon Herriman age 45 - Damon Herriman is an Australian actor known for his film and television work in Australia and the United States.

Ralph W. Peterson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Ralph W. Peterson Died at 75 (1921-1996) - Ralph W. Peterson was a screenwriter, television producer and an actor.

Tom Barbalet is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Tom Barbalet age 39 - Tom Barbalet is the creator of Noble Ape, editor of Biota.org and chair of the IGDA Intellectual Property Rights SIG. Born in 1976 in Adelaide, South Australia, Barbalet developed a series of ...more

Helen Mayo is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Helen Mayo Died at 89 (1878-1967) - Helen Mary Mayo, OBE was an Australian medical doctor and medical educator, born and raised in Adelaide. In 1896, she enrolled at the University of Adelaide, where she studied medicine. After ...more

Emily Seebohm is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Emily Seebohm age 23 - Emily Jane Seebohm, OAM is an Australian backstroke, freestyle, butterfly and individual medley swimmer.

Aeva May is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Aeva May age 55

Adam Bandt is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Adam Bandt age 45 - Adam Paul Bandt is an Australian politician, former industrial lawyer and the Deputy Leader of the Australian Greens. Bandt was elected to the Division of Melbourne in the House of ...more

Helen Hayward is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Helen Hayward

John Finnis is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
John Finnis age 75 - John Mitchell Finnis is an Australian legal scholar and philosopher specialising in the philosophy of law. He is professor of law at University College, Oxford and at the University of Notre ...more

Charlotte Jay is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Charlotte Jay Died at 77 (1919-1996) - Charlotte Jay was the pseudonym adopted by Australian mystery writer and novelist, Geraldine Halls. One of the best and most singular authors of the suspense era, she wrote only nine crime ...more

Chris Dittmar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Chris Dittmar age 51 - Chris Dittmar is an Australian sports commentator who was formerly the World No. 1-ranked men's squash player. Dittmar is widely considered to be the "best player never to have won" ...more

Jackie O is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Jackie O age 42 - Jacqueline Ellen Marie Henderson née Last, better known as Jackie O, is an Australian commercial radio host, television presenter, and actress. She is best known in Australia for ...more

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Rhett Giles is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Rhett Giles age 42 - Rhett Giles is an actor and a film and television producer.

Aurelio Vidmar is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Aurelio Vidmar age 50 - Aurelio Vidmar is an Australian retired football player, former captain of the Australian national team and current coach of the Young Socceroos.

Herbert Basedow is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Herbert Basedow Died at 52 (1881-1933) - Herbert Basedow was an Australian anthropologist, geologist, politician, explorer and medical practitioner. Basedow was born in Kent Town, South Australia. His early education was in Adelaide, ...more

Christopher Pyne is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Christopher Pyne age 48 - Christopher Maurice Pyne, MP, Australian politician, has been a Liberal member of the Australian House of Representatives since 13 March 1993, representing the Division of Sturt, South ...more

Terry Connolly is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Terry Connolly Died at 49 (1958-2007) - Terence Connolly was an Australian politician and judge.

Belinda Heggen is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Belinda Heggen Belinda Heggen is an Australian journalist and news presenter. She worked at ADS10 in Adelaide as a general assignment reporter, and also wrote occasional columns for the newspaper Messenger. ...more

Margaret Preston is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Margaret Preston Died at 88 (1875-1963) - Margaret Preston was an Australian artist. She was highly influential during the 1920s to 1940s for her modernist works as a painter and printmaker and for introducing Aboriginal motifs into ...more