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Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni

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List Rules People on this list must have gone to University of Melbourne and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Melbourne, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Melbourne include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Melbourne alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Melbourne are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from University of Melbourne.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different graduates, like Cate Blanchett and Portia de Rossi.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Melbourne?” and “Which celebrities are University of Melbourne alumni?”
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Portia de Rossi is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Model, Actor

Age: 46

Birthplace: Horsham, Australia

Portia Lee James DeGeneres (born 31 January 1973), known professionally as Portia de Rossi, is an Australian, model, philanthropist, and actress. She is best known for starring as Nelle Porter ...more

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Cate Blanchett is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Film Producer, Actor, Voice acting

Age: 49

Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia

Catherine Elise Blanchett (; born 14 May 1969) is an Australian-American actress and theatre director. She is the recipient of various accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe ...more

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Julian Assange is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Spokesperson, Programmer, Editor

Age: 47

Birthplace: Townsville, Australia

Julian Paul Assange (; né Hawkins; 3 July 1971) is an Australian editor, publisher, and activist who founded WikiLeaks in 2006. WikiLeaks came to international attention in 2010 when it ...more

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Manfred Clynes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Pianist, Inventor, Scientist

Age: 93

Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

Manfred Clynes (born August 14, 1925) is a scientist, inventor, and musician. He is best known for his innovations and discoveries in the interpretation of music, and for his contributions to ...more
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Missy Higgins is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Musician, Singer-songwriter, Actor

Age: 35

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Melissa Morrison Higgins (born 19 August 1983) is an Australian singer-songwriter, musician and actress. Her Australian number-one albums are The Sound of White (2004), On a Clear Night (2007) ...more

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Harold Holt is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician

Age: Dec. at 59 (1908-1967)

Birthplace: Stanmore, Australia

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Barry Humphries is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Film Producer, Screenwriter

Age: 81

Birthplace: Kew Vic, Australia

John Barry Humphries, (born 17 February 1934) is an Australian comedian, actor, satirist, artist, and author. He is best known for writing and playing his on-stage and television alter egos Dame ...more
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Struan Sutherland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Researcher

Age: Dec. at 66 (1936-2002)

Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Struan Keith Sutherland AO (17 June 1936 – 11 January 2002) was an Australian medical researcher who developed effective antivenoms and other treatments for people bitten or stung by venomous ...more
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Kirsty Sword Gusmã... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Interpreter, Secretary, Researcher

Age: 52

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Kirsty Sword Gusmão AO (born Kirsty Sword; 19 April 1966) is an Australian-East Timorese activist who served as the First Lady of East Timor from 2002 until 2007. She is married to Xanana ...more
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Geoffrey Blainey is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Historian, Professor, Researcher

Age: 88

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Geoffrey Norman Blainey (born 11 March 1930) is an Australian historian, academic, philanthropist and commentator with a wide international audience. He is noted for having written authoritative ...more
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Kevin Hart is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Television producer, Film Producer

Age: 39

Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Peter Singer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Professor, Philosopher

Age: 72

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Germaine Greer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Journalist, Professor, Screenwriter

Age: 80

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Ananda Krishnan is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Businessperson, Film Director

Age: 80

Birthplace: Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Tatparanandam Ananda Krishnan (Tamil: த. ஆனந்தகிருஷ்ணன்) (born 1 April 1938) is a Malaysian businessman and philanthropist, the Chairman of Usaha Tegas Sdn Bhd and founder of Yu Cai Foundation ...more
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Hamish Blake is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Comedian, Screenwriter, Actor

Age: 37

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Hamish Donald Blake (born 11 December 1981) is an Australian comedian, actor, and author from Melbourne. Since 2003, he has worked with Andy Lee as part of the comedy duo Hamish and Andy. The ...more

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Ted Baillieu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Politician, Architect

Age: 65

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Edward Norman Baillieu (born 31 July 1953) is a former Australian politician who was Premier of Victoria from 2010 to 2013. He was a Liberal Party member of the Victorian Legislative Assembly ...more
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Samuel L. Braunstein is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physicist

Age: 58

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Samuel Leon Braunstein (born 1961) is a professor at the University of York, UK. He is a member of a research group in non-standard computation, and has a particular interest in quantum ...more
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Rodney James Crewther is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Mathematician, Physicist

Age: 74

Rodney James Crewther (born 1945) is a physicist, notable in the field of gauge field theories.
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Graeme Samuel is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Businessperson, Lawyer

Age: 72

Graeme Julian Samuel AC (born 31 May 1946) is an Australian businessman. He was the Managing Director and head of the Melbourne office of M&A advisory firm Greenhill Caliburn, and is a ...more
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Christos Tsiolkas is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Novelist, Author, Writer

Age: 54

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Christos Tsiolkas (born 1965) is an Australian author.
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David de Kretser is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Physician

Age: 79

Birthplace: Colombo, Sri Lanka

David Morritz de Kretser AC (born 27 April 1939) is an Australian medical researcher who was the 27th Governor of Victoria from 2006 to 2011.
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Katya Crema is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Athlete, Freestyle skier

Age: 30

Birthplace: Malvern, Australia

Katya Crema is a freestyle skier.
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Creighton Burns is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Journalist, Sailor

Age: Dec. at 83 (1925-2008)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Creighton Lee Burns, AO (19 March 1925 – 19 January 2008) was an Australian journalist and academic, who was editor-in-chief of The Age newspaper in Melbourne from 1981 to 1989.
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A. Richard Newton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Professor, Computer scientist, Engineer

Age: Dec. at 56 (1951-2007)

Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Joanna Murray-Smith is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous University Of Melbourne Alumni
Librettist, Novelist, Screenwriter

Age: 56

Birthplace: Mount Eliza, Australia

Joanna Murray-Smith (born 17 April 1962) is a Melbourne based Australian playwright, screenwriter, novelist, librettist and newspaper columnist.