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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 53 - Elle Macpherson is an Australian businesswoman, television host, model, and actress. She is well known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning ...more

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Yvonne Strahovski is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Australia
Yvonne Strahovski age 34 - Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski, better known by the stage name Yvonne Strahovski, is an Australian actress. She is known for portraying CIA Agent Sarah Walker in the NBC television series Chuck, ...more

Rose Byrne is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Australia
Rose Byrne age 37 - Mary Rose Byrne is an Australian actress. Byrne made her screen debut in 1994 with a small role in the film Dallas Doll. In 2000, she played a leading role in the Australian film The Goddess of ...more

Jessica Gomes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Australia
Jessica Gomes age 31 - Jessica Gomes is an Australian model who has appeared in the Swimsuit Issue of the American Publication Sports Illustrated since 2008. She works extensively in Australia and Asia. She has strong ...more

Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Australia
Portia de Rossi age 44 - Portia Lee James DeGeneres, known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian actress, model and philanthropist, known for her roles as lawyer Nelle Porter on the television series Ally ...more

Nathan Sharpe is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Australia
Nathan Sharpe age 39 - Nathan Sharpe 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 Force in 2006, where he ...more

Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Australia
Adam Ashley-Cooper age 33 - Adam Ashley-Cooper is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for Australia, and for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition.

Kurtley Beale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Australia
Kurtley Beale age 28 - Kurtley Beale is an Australian professional rugby union football player of Aboriginal descent. He plays for the New South Wales Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia ...more

Berrick Barnes is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Australia
Berrick Barnes age 30 - Berrick Barnes is an Australian professional rugby union footballer. His usual position is fly-half or inside centre. He is currently signed with Japanese Top League club Panasonic Wild Knights, ...more

Abbie Cornish is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Australia
Abbie Cornish age 34 - Abbie Cornish is an Australian actress known for her film and television roles, particularly her award-winning lead performance in 2004's Somersault, and internationally for her role as Fanny ...more

Scott Higginbotham is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Australia
Scott Higginbotham age 29 - Scott Higginbotham is an Australian rugby union player. He plays for and currently captains the Melbourne Rebels in the international Super Rugby competition. He plays Flanker and No. 8.

Ben Alexander is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Australia
Ben Alexander Died at 21 (1971-1992) - Ben Alexander was an Australian rugby league player for the Penrith Panthers in the New South Wales Rugby League premiership. He was the younger brother of Australian Rugby League international ...more

Ben Tapuai is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Australia
Ben Tapuai age 26 - 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
Claire Holt age 28 - Claire Rhiannon Holt is an Australian actress, best known for her roles as Emma Gilbert on the television show H2O: Just Add Water, Chastity Meyer on Mean Girls 2, and Rebekah Mikaelson on The ...more

Dannii Minogue is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Australia
Dannii Minogue age 45 - Danielle Jane "Dannii" Minogue is an Australian singer-songwriter, talent competition judge, actress, television and radio personality, and fashion designer. She rose to prominence in ...more

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Jennifer Hawkins is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Australia
Jennifer Hawkins age 33 - Jennifer Hawkins is an Australian model, brand ambassador, entrepreneur, television presenter and beauty queen best known for being crowned Miss Universe Australia and later the same year Miss ...more

Leigh Bowery is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Australia
Leigh Bowery Died at 33 (1961-1994) - Leigh Bowery was an Australian performance artist, club promoter, actor, pop star, model, and fashion designer, based in London. Bowery is considered one of the more influential figures in the ...more

Shanina Shaik is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Australia
Shanina Shaik age 26 - Shanina Shaik is a model from Melbourne, Australia.

David Koch is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Australia
David Koch age 61 - David James Koch, nicknamed Kochie, is an Australian television presenter and financial commentator. He is also the Chairman of the Port Adelaide Football Club.

Drew Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Australia
Drew Mitchell age 31 - Drew Alan Mitchell is an Australian rugby union player. He usually plays on the wing or as fullback. Up to the 2006 season he played for the Queensland Reds. He played for the Western Force for ...more

Errol Flynn is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Australia
Errol Flynn Died at 50 (1909-1959) - Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn was an Australian-American actor. He was known for his romantic swashbuckler roles in Hollywood films and his playboy lifestyle.

Cody Simpson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Australia
Cody Simpson age 20 - Cody Robert Simpson is an Australian pop singer and actor from Gold Coast, Queensland, who was previously signed to US record label Atlantic Records.

Percy Grainger is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Australia
Percy Grainger Died at 79 (1882-1961) - Percy Aldridge Grainger was an Australian-born composer, arranger and pianist. In the course of a long and innovative career he played a prominent role in the revival of interest in British folk ...more

Peter Tatchell is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Australia
Peter Tatchell age 65 - Peter Gary Tatchell is an Australian-born British political campaigner best known for his work with LGBT social movements. Tatchell was selected as Labour Party Parliamentary candidate for ...more

Maia Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Australia
Maia Mitchell age 23 - Maia Mitchell is an Australian actress and singer. She is best known for her role as Brittany Flune in the children's television series Mortified for the Nine Network, and as Natasha Hamilton in ...more

Paul Hogan is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Australia
Paul Hogan age 77 - Paul Hogan, AM is an Australian comedian and actor. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe award for his performance as Michael ...more

James Slipper is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Australia
James Slipper age 27 - James Slipper is an Australian rugby union player who plays at prop. Slipper currently captains the Queensland Reds, making his debut during the 2010 Super 14 season. In June 2010 Slipper came ...more

Sekope Kepu is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Australia
Sekope Kepu age 29 - Sekope Kepu is an Australian professional rugby union player. He is a prop for the NSW Waratahs in the Super Rugby competition, making his debut in 2008. He also plays for the Wallabies in ...more

Torah Bright is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Australia
Torah Bright age 30 - Torah Jane Bright is an Australian professional snowboarder. Bright is an Olympic gold and silver medalist. In 2013 she won a bronze medal at the FIS Snowboarding World Championships. She lives ...more

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Radha Mitchell is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Australia
Radha Mitchell age 43 - Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell, widely known as Radha Mitchell, is an Australian actress. She rose to prominence appearing in such films as Pitch Black, Finding Neverland, Phone Booth, ...more

Flea is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Australia
Flea age 54 - Michael Peter Balzary, better known by his stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American musician and occasional actor. He is best known as the bassist, co-founding member, and one of the ...more

Israel Folau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Australia
Israel Folau age 28 - Israel Folau is an Australian professional rugby union footballer with the NSW Waratahs in Super Rugby. Folau previously played rugby league for the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League ...more

Indiana Evans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Australia
Indiana Evans age 26 - Indiana Rose Evans is an Australian singer-songwriter and actress, best known for her roles in Home and Away, H2O: Just Add Water and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening.

Peter Allen is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Australia
Peter Allen Died at 48 (1944-1992) - Peter Allen was a songwriter and an actor.

Alex O'Loughlin is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Australia
Alex O'Loughlin age 40 - Alex O'Loughlin is an Australian actor, currently playing Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarrett on CBS' remade TV series of Hawaii Five-0. He had starring roles in the films Oyster Farmer and The ...more

Mia Wasikowska is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Australia
Mia Wasikowska age 27 - Mia Wasikowska is an Australian actress. After starting her acting career in Australian television and film, she first became known to a wider audience following her critically acclaimed work on ...more

Cheyenne Tozzi is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Australia
Cheyenne Tozzi age 27 - Cheyenne Tozzi is an Australian model and aspiring singer. She has appeared on the covers of Mexican Vogue, German Cosmopolitan, and French Madame Figaro magazine. Tozzi has also worked with the ...more

Kate Ritchie is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Australia
Kate Ritchie age 38 - Katherine "Kate" Ritchie is a dual Gold Logie awarded Australian actress, best known for her long-running role as Sally Fletcher on the television soap opera Home and Away. She played ...more

Jessica Origliasso is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Australia
Jessica Origliasso age 32 - Jessica Louise Origliasso is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress and fashion designer. Born and raised in Albany Creek, Queensland she, alongside twin sister Lisa Origliasso, performed in ...more

James Kelly is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Australia
James Kelly age 32 - James Kelly is an Australian rules footballer for the Geelong Football Club in the Australian Football League.

Paige Butcher is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Australia
Paige Butcher age 37 - Paige Butcher is an Australian model and girlfriend of actor and stand-up comedian Eddie Murphy.

Andrea Leon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Australia
Andrea Leon age 39 - Andrea Leon is an actress.

Caitlin Stasey is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Australia
Caitlin Stasey age 26 - Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress from Melbourne who is best known for her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours. Previously she played Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, although ...more

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Joel Edgerton is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Australia
Joel Edgerton age 41 - Joel Edgerton is an Australian actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He is best known for his roles in films such as Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, Star Wars Episode III: ...more

Rob Simmons is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Australia
Rob Simmons age 26 - Rob Simmons is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for the Queensland Reds in the Super Rugby competition and represents Australia in international fixtures. His position is ...more

Rachael Finch is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Australia
Rachael Finch age 28 - Rachael Finch is an Australian beauty pageant titleholder and television reporter. She was awarded the 'People's Choice Award' for the 2006 Miss Teen Australia and finished as 3rd Runner-Up at ...more

Samara Weaving is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Australia
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

Hugh McMeniman is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Australia
Hugh McMeniman age 32 - Hugh McMeniman is an Australian rugby union footballer. He currently plays for Western Force in Super Rugby and has played for Australia. His favoured position is blindside flanker but he can ...more

Sam Sparro is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Australia
Sam Sparro age 34 - Samuel Falson, better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an Australian singer-songwriter and music producer. His stage name was derived from a family nickname, which in turn was inspired by ...more

Anthony Callea is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Australia
Anthony Callea age 34 - Anthony Cosmo Callea is an Australian singer-songwriter and stage actor of Italian descent who rose to prominence after being the runner-up in the 2004 season of Australian Idol. He was signed ...more