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Famous People From Sydney

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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

    Elle Macpherson

    Age: 56

    BirthplaceKillara, Australia

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


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  • Yvonne Strahovski

    BirthplaceWerrington Downs, Australia

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

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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

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  • Adam Ashley-Cooper

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Andrea Leon is an actress....  more
  • 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

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  • Susan Powter

    Susan Powter

    Age: 62

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

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  • 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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Stephan Elliott

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    Age: 80

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

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