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Famous People From Sydney

Updated June 8, 2017 16.6k views997 items

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.
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  • 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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    #14 of 19 The All Time Greatest Muses in the Music World#10 of 22 The Most Successful Model-Turned-Actresses

  • Yvonne Strahovski

    BirthplaceWerrington Downs, Australia

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

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    #64 of 200 The Most Beautiful Women Of 2020, Ranked#1031 of 1,883 The Greatest Actors & Actresses in Entertainment History

  • 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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    #241 of 843 The Best Actresses in Film History#99 of 199 Famous Women You'd Want to Have a Beer With

  • Adam Ashley-Cooper

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Sekope Kepu (born 5 February 1986) is an Australian professional rugby union player. He is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Indiana Evans

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Indiana Rose Evans (born 27 July 1990) is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best... more on Wikipedia
  • Cheyenne Tozzi

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Cheyenne Tozzi (born 19 December 1988) is an Australian model and singer. She has appeared on... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrea Leon

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Andrea Leon is an actress.
  • Sam Sparro

    Sam Sparro

    Age: 37

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Samuel Falson (born 8 November 1982), better known by his stage name Sam Sparro, is an... more on Wikipedia

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    #173 of 1,020 The Worst Bands & Musicians of All Time#72 of 145 The Best LGBTQ+ Musicians

  • Susan Powter

    Susan Powter

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Susan Powter (born 22 December 1957) is an Australian-born American motivational speaker,... more on Wikipedia
  • Claudia Black

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Claudia Lee Black (born 11 October 1972) is an Australian actress and voice actress, best... more on Wikipedia
  • James Wolfensohn

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    James David Wolfensohn, KBE, AO (born 1 December 1933) is an Australian-American lawyer,... more on Wikipedia
  • Delta Goodrem

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Delta Lea Goodrem (born 9 November 1984) is an Australian singer, songwriter, and actress.... more on Wikipedia

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    #66 of 198 The Greatest New Female Vocalists of the Past 10 Years#175 of 213 The Best Current Female Singers

  • Robert Hughes

    Robert Hughes

    Dec. at 74 (1938-2012)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Robert Studley Forrest Hughes AO (28 July 1938 – 6 August 2012) was an Australian-born art... more on Wikipedia

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    #948 of 1,172 The Best Writers of All Time#56 of 132 100+ Atheist Politicians and Lawyers

  • BirthplaceDVD Region 4, New South Wales, Oceania, Australasia, Sydney

    Saul Griffith (born 1974) is an Australian American inventor. He is the founder or co-founder... more on Wikipedia
  • Christopher Wilder

    Christopher Wilder

    Dec. at 39 (1945-1984)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Christopher Bernard Wilder (March 13, 1945 – April 13, 1984), also known as the Beauty Queen... more on Wikipedia
  • Stephan Elliott

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Stephan Elliott (born 27 August 1964) is an Australian film director and screenwriter. His... more on Wikipedia
  • April Rose Pengilly

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    April Rose Pengilly (pen-GILL-ee; born 12 April 1988), also known as April Rose, is an... more on Wikipedia
  • BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Silma Ihram (born Anne Frances Beaumont; c. 1954) is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education... more on Wikipedia
  • Caroline Pemberton

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Caroline Pemberton is a former Miss Australia, who was crowned the 2007 Miss Australia at Star... more on Wikipedia
  • Ken Done

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Kenneth Stephen "Ken" Done (born 29 June 1940 in Sydney) is an Australian artist best known... more on Wikipedia
  • Peter Dupas

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Peter Norris Dupas (born 6 July 1953) is an Australian serial killer, currently serving three... more on Wikipedia
  • Emily Symons

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Emily Symons (born 10 August 1969) is an Australian-born actress, active on both Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Angela Webber

    Angela Webber

    Dec. at 53 (1954-2007)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Angela Webber (2 December 1954 – 10 March 2007) was an Australian author, TV writer, producer... more on Wikipedia
  • Nick Youngquest

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Nick Youngquest (born 28 July 1983) is an Australian model and former professional rugby... more on Wikipedia