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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 (born 23 February 1992) is an Australian actress and model. She began her acting career on the television series Out of the Blue (2008) and came to further prominence with her ...more
Anthony LaPaglia is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Anthony LaPaglia age 60
Anthony M. LaPaglia (, Italian pronunciation: [laˈpaʎʎa]; born 31 January 1959) is an Australian-American actor. He played the role of Joe in the coming-of-age comedy Empire Records and John in ...more
Kate Fischer is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 42
Katherine Helen Fischer (born 30 November 1973), now known as Tziporah Atarah Malkah, is an Australian-American former model and actress.
Liam McIntyre is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Liam McIntyre age 37
Liam James McIntyre (born 8 February 1982) is an Australian actor best known for playing the lead role in the Starz television series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. He ...more
Terence Tao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 43
Terence Chi-Shen Tao (born 17 July 1975) is an Australian-American mathematician who has worked in various areas of mathematics. He currently focuses on harmonic analysis, partial differential ...more
Margaret Somerville is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 76
Margaret Anne Ganley Somerville, (born 13 April 1942) is Professor of Bioethics at University of Notre Dame Australia. She was previously Samuel Gale Professor of Law at McGill ...more
Sia Furler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 43
Sia Kate Isobelle Furler ( SEE-ə; born 18 December 1975) is an Australian singer, songwriter and music video director. She started her career as a singer in the acid jazz band Crisp in the ...more
Holly Brisley is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 37
Holly Brisley (born 11 January 1978) is an Australian actress and television presenter. She began her career at the age of 16 on Agro's Cartoon Connection (1994–97) and more recently portrayed ...more
Paul McDermott is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 56
Paul Anthony Michael McDermott (born 13 May 1962) is an Australian comedian, actor, writer, director, singer, artist and television personality. As a comedian, he is best known both for Good ...more
Rodney Brooks is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 64
Rodney Allen Brooks (born 30 December 1954) is an Australian roboticist, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, author, and robotics entrepreneur, most known for popularizing the actionist ...more
Adam Scott is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 38
Adam Derek Scott (born 16 July 1980) 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 29 ...more
Robert Mammone is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 48
Robert Mammone (born 1971 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia) is an Italian-Australian actor. He is known for his role as AK in The Matrix movies, as Sid Walker in the soap opera Home and ...more
Amy Gillett is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Dec. at 29 (1976-2005)
Amy Elizabeth Gillett (née Safe; 9 January 1976 – 18 July 2005) was an Australian track cyclist and rower who represented Australia in both sports. She was killed when a driver crashed ...more
Michelle Leslie is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Michelle Leslie age 37
Michelle Leslie (born 1981), who previously worked under the name Michelle Lee, is an Australian interior designer and former model. Leslie gained prominence as a catwalk model in 2000, working ...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, (24 September 1898 – 21 February 1968) was an Australian pharmacologist and pathologist who shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1945 with Sir ...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 (born 1945) is a Leroy P. Steele Prize and Bôcher Prize-winning mathematician. He is currently Professor Emeritus 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 (born 25 January 1971) 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 ...more
Mark Oliphant is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
Dec. at 99 (1901-2000)
Sir Marcus Laurence Elwin "Mark" Oliphant (8 October 1901 – 14 July 2000) was an Australian physicist and humanitarian who played an important role in the first experimental ...more
Brian May is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 71
Brian Harold May, (born 19 July 1947) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and astrophysicist. He is the lead guitarist of the rock band Queen. His songs include "We Will Rock ...more
Stephen Dedman is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 59
Stephen Dedman (born 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia) 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 (born 21 November 1955 in Adelaide, South Australia) is an Australian television and radio presenter, and the owner and managing director of the Q Media Group, a production ...more
Amanda Rishworth is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 40
Amanda Louise Rishworth (born 10 July 1978) is an Australian politician serving as the Australian Labor Party member for the House of Representatives seat of Kingston in South Australia since ...more
Janet Albrechtsen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Adelaide
age 52
Janet Kim Albrechtsen (born 23 September 1966) is an Australian opinion columnist with 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 (born 17 July 1958) is an Australian entrepreneur who is the founder of Ingeus, an international employment and business psychology services company. Rein is the wife ...more