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

List people include Betty Cuthbert, Ramone Cooper and many more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Australia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Australia?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Elle Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Australia
Elle Macpherson age 51
Eleanor Nancy Macpherson (; née Gow; born 29 March 1964) is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host and actress. She is known for her record five cover appearances for the ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 36
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski (), is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC ...more

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Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 39
Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the film Dallas Doll (1994), and continued to act in Australian film and television throughout the ...more

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Jessica Gomes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 33
Jessica Gomes (born 25 September 1984) is an Australian model who appeared in the Swimsuit Issue of the American publication Sports Illustrated every year from 2008 to 2015. She works ...more
Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 46
Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born Amanda Lee Rogers; 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian, model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for ...more

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Nathan Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 40
Nathan Sharpe (born 26 February 1978) is a retired professional Australian rugby union player. He began his rugby career at the Queensland Reds in 1999 before joining the newly created Western ...more
Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 34
Adam Ashley-Cooper (born 27 March 1984 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Kobelco Steelers in the Japanese Top League and has won 116 caps for Australia, the third most ...more
Kurtley Beale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 30
Kurtley Beale (born 6 January 1989) is an Australian professional rugby union representative player who has made over 90 national representative appearances in a ten year playing career at the ...more
Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 32
Berrick Stevens Barnes (born 28 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League ...more
Abbie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 36
Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982), also known by her rap name MC Dusk, is an Australian actress and rapper. Following her lead performance in 2004's Somersault, Cornish is best known for her ...more

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Scott Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 32
Scott Higginbotham (born 5 September 1986) is an Australian rugby union player. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds and holds 32 caps for Australia's national team, the Wallabies. His ...more
Ben Alexander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Australia
Dec. at 21 (1971-1992)
Ben Alexander (13 September 1971 – 21 June 1992) was an Australian rugby league footballer for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership. He was the younger brother of ...more
Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 30
Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne and is of Samoan heritage.
Claire Holt is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 30
Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, known for her roles as Rebekah Mikaelson in the television series The Vampire Diaries and its spinoff series The Originals, ...more
Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 47
Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model, dancer, fashion designer, television presenter and talent competition judge. Minogue rose to prominence ...more

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Jennifer Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 35
Jennifer Hawkins (born 22 December 1983) is an Australian model, television presenter and beauty queen best known for being crowned Miss Universe Australia and later the same year Miss Universe ...more

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Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Australia
Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)
Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 1 January 1995) was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, and fashion designer. Bowery was known for his flamboyant and outlandish costumes and makeup as ...more

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Shanina Shaik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 28
Shanina Shaik (born 11 February 1991) is an Australian model.
David Koch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 59
David James Koch ( KOSH; born 7 March 1956) nicknamed "Kochie" ( KOSH-ee) is an Australian television presenter best known as a host of the Seven Network's breakfast program Sunrise. ...more
Drew Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 34
Drew Alan Mitchell (born 26 March 1984) is a former Australian rugby union player. He played on the wing or as fullback. Up to the 2006 season he played for the Queensland Reds. He played for ...more
Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Australia
Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)
Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American actor during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Considered the natural successor to Douglas Fairbanks, he ...more

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Cody Simpson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 22
Cody Robert Simpson (born 11 January 1997) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, dancer and actor. He formed a band called the Tide, and issued their debut song, "Waiting For the ...more

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Percy Grainger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Australia
Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)
Percy Aldridge Grainger (born George Percy Grainger; 8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist who lived in the United States from 1914 on and became ...more

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Peter Tatchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 67
Peter Gary Tatchell (born 25 January 1952) is a British human rights campaigner, originally from Australia, best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as the ...more

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Maia Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Australia
age 25
Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993) is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as ...more

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