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Famous People From Australia

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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

    Elle Macpherson

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceKillara, Australia

    Eleanor Nancy Macpherson (; née Gow; born 29 March 1964) is an Australian model,... more on Wikipedia


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  • Yvonne Strahovski

    BirthplaceWerrington Downs, Australia

    Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski (born 30 July 1982), known professionally as Yvonne Strahovski... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rose Byrne

    Rose Byrne

    Age: 36

    BirthplaceBalmain, Sydney, Australia

    Mary Rose Byrne (born 24 July 1979) is an Australian actress. She made her screen debut in the... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jessica Gomes

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Jessica Gomes (born 25 September 1984) is an Australian model who appeared in the Swimsuit... more on Wikipedia
  • Portia de Rossi

    BirthplaceHorsham, Australia

    Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is... more on Wikipedia

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  • Nathan Sharpe

    BirthplaceWagga Wagga, Australia

    Nathan Sharpe (born 26 February 1978) is a retired professional Australian rugby union player.... more on Wikipedia
  • Adam Ashley-Cooper

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Adam Ashley-Cooper (born 27 March 1984 in Sydney) is an Australian rugby union player. He... more on Wikipedia
  • Kurtley Beale

    BirthplaceBlacktown, Australia

    Kurtley Beale (born 6 January 1989) is an Australian professional rugby union representative... more on Wikipedia
  • Berrick Barnes

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Berrick Stevens Barnes (born 28 May 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union... more on Wikipedia
  • Abbie Cornish

    BirthplaceLochinvar, Australia

    Abbie Cornish (born 7 August 1982), also known by her rap name MC Dusk, is an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Scott Higginbotham

    BirthplacePerth, Australia

    Scott Higginbotham (born 5 September 1986) is an Australian rugby union player. He currently... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Alexander

    Ben Alexander

    Dec. at 21 (1971-1992)

    BirthplacePenrith, Australia

    Ben Alexander (13 September 1971 – 21 June 1992) was an Australian rugby league footballer for... more on Wikipedia
  • Ben Tapuai

    Ben Tapuai

    Age: 31

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Ben Tapuai is a professional rugby player for the Queensland Reds. Tapuai grew up in Melbourne... more on Wikipedia
  • Claire Holt

    BirthplaceBrisbane, Australia

    Claire Rhiannon Holt (born 11 June 1988) is an Australian actress, known for her roles as... more on Wikipedia
  • Dannii Minogue

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Dannii Minogue (born 20 October 1971) is an Australian singer-songwriter, actress, model,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Jennifer Hawkins

    BirthplaceHolmesville, Australia

    Jennifer Hawkins (born 22 December 1983) is an Australian model, television presenter and... more on Wikipedia

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  • Leigh Bowery

    Leigh Bowery

    Dec. at 33 (1961-1994)

    BirthplaceSunshine, Australia

    Leigh Bowery (26 March 1961 – 1 January 1995) was an Australian performance artist, club... more on Wikipedia
  • Shanina Shaik

    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Shanina Shaik (born 11 February 1991) is an Australian model.
  • David Koch

    David Koch

    Age: 64

    BirthplaceAdelaide, Australia

    David James Koch ( KOSH; born 7 March 1956) nicknamed "Kochie" ( KOSH-ee) is an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Drew Mitchell

    BirthplaceLiverpool, Australia

    Drew Alan Mitchell (born 26 March 1984) is a former Australian rugby union player. He played... more on Wikipedia
  • Errol Flynn

    Errol Flynn

    Dec. at 50 (1909-1959)

    BirthplaceHobart, Australia

    Errol Leslie Thomson Flynn (20 June 1909 – 14 October 1959) was an Australian-born American... more on Wikipedia

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  • Cody Simpson

    BirthplaceGold Coast, Australia

    Cody Robert Simpson (born 11 January 1997) is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter,... more on Wikipedia

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  • Percy Grainger

    Percy Grainger

    Dec. at 79 (1882-1961)

    BirthplaceBrighton, Australia

    Percy Aldridge Grainger (born George Percy Grainger; 8 July 1882 – 20 February 1961) was an... more on Wikipedia

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  • Peter Tatchell

    BirthplaceFootscray, Australia

    Peter Gary Tatchell (born 25 January 1952) is a British human rights campaigner, originally... more on Wikipedia

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  • Maia Mitchell

    BirthplaceLismore, Australia

    Maia Mitchell (born 18 August 1993) is an Australian actress and singer. She is known for her... more on Wikipedia