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

List ranges from Boss lady to Matt White, plus much more.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Sydney?" or "Which celebrities were born in Sydney?" then this list is a great resource for you.
Elle Macpherson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Elle Macpherson Age: 54

Birthplace: Killara, Australia

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 Sydney
Age: 36

Birthplace: Werrington Downs, Australia

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 Sydney
Age: 39

Birthplace: Balmain, Sydney, Australia

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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Adam Ashley-Cooper is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 34

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

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
Sekope Kepu is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 33

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Sekope Kepu (born 5 February 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union player. He is a Prop for the New South Wales Waratahs and has previously played for French club Bordeaux. He also ...more
Indiana Evans is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 28

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Indiana Rose Evans (born 27 July 1990) is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue ...more
Cheyenne Tozzi is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 30

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Cheyenne Tozzi (born 19 December 1988) is an Australian model and singer. She has appeared on the covers of Mexican Vogue, German Cosmopolitan, and French Madame Figaro magazine. Tozzi has also ...more
Andrea Leon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 41

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Andrea Leon is an actress.
Sam Sparro is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 36

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Samuel Falson (born 8 November 1982), better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an Australian singer, songwriter and record producer. He was signed to the British record label Island ...more

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Susan Powter is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Susan Powter Age: 61

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker, nutritionist, personal trainer, and author, who rose to fame in the 1990s with her catchphrase ...more
Claudia Black is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 46

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best known for her portrayals of Aeryn Sun in Farscape, Vala Mal Doran in Stargate SG-1 and Sharon ...more

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James Wolfensohn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 85

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO (born 1 December 1933) is an Australian-American lawyer, investment banker, and economist who served as the ninth president of the World Bank Group (1995–2005). ...more
Delta Goodrem is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 34

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress. Goodrem signed to Sony Music at the age of 15 and released her debut album, Innocent Eyes (2003), which ...more

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Robert Hughes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art critic, writer, and producer of television documentaries. His best seller The Fatal Shore (1986) is a ...more

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Saul Griffith is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 45

Birthplace: DVD Region 4, New South Wales, Oceania, Australasia, Sydney, + more

Saul Griffith (born 1974) is an Australian American inventor. He is the founder or co-founder of multiple companies, including Otherlab (where he is currently CEO), Makani Power, and
Christopher Wilder is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Dec. at 39 (1945-1984)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Christopher Bernard Wilder (March 13, 1945 – April 13, 1984), also known as the Beauty Queen Killer, was a serial killer from Australia who abducted and raped at least twelve women, killing at ...more
Stephan Elliott is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 54

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Stephan Elliott (born 27 August 1964) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His best-known film internationally is The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994).
April Rose Pengilly is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 30

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

April Rose Pengilly (pen-GILL-ee; born 12 April 1988), also known as April Rose, is an Australian actress and former model.
Silma Ihram is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 65

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Silma Ihram (born Anne Frances Beaumont; c. 1954) is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education in Western Sydney, founder and former school Principal of the 'Noor Al Houda Islamic College' in ...more
Caroline Pemberton is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 33

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Caroline Pemberton is a former Miss Australia, who was crowned the 2007 Miss Australia at Star City, Sydney on 4 April 2007. She is also the sister of the youngest Australian to climb Mount ...more
Ken Done is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 78

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Kenneth Stephen "Ken" Done (born 29 June 1940 in Sydney) is an Australian artist best known for his design work. Although his simple, brightly coloured images of Australian landmarks ...more
Peter Dupas is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 65

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Peter Norris Dupas (born 6 July 1953) is an Australian serial killer, currently serving three life sentences without parole for murder and primarily for being a serious habitual offender. He has ...more

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Emily Symons is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 49

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Emily Symons (born 10 August 1969) is an Australian-born actress, active on both Australian and British television. She is known for playing conniving Anne Costello in the short-lived soap opera ...more
Angela Webber is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Angela Webber (2 December 1954 – 10 March 2007) was an Australian author, TV writer, producer and comedian.
Nick Youngquest is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Sydney
Age: 35

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nick Youngquest (born 28 July 1983) is an Australian model and former professional rugby league footballer. He played in the National Rugby League for the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks, St. George ...more