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Famous University Of Sydney Alumni

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List RulesPeople on this list must have gone to University of Sydney and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from University of Sydney, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from University of Sydney include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished University of Sydney alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended University of Sydney 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 Sydney.

Alumni include Elle Macpherson, Rose Byrne and more.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to University of Sydney?” and “Which celebrities are University of Sydney alumni?”
  • Elle Macpherson1

    Elle Macpherson

    Businessperson, Nude Glamour Model


    BirthplaceKillara, Australia

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


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  • Rose Byrne2


    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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  • Bob Brown3

    Bob Brown

    Politician, Environmentalist


    BirthplaceOberon, Australia

    Robert James Brown (born 27 December 1944) is a former Australian politician, medical doctor,... more on Wikipedia
  • Dolph Lundgren4

    Dolph Lundgren

    Film Producer, Screenwriter


    BirthplaceSpånga, Stockholm, Sweden

    Hans Lundgren (; Swedish: [ˈdɔlːf ˈlɵnːdgreːn] (listen); born 3 November 1957), better known... more on Wikipedia

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  • Rachael Taylor5

    Rachael Taylor

    Model, Actor


    BirthplaceLaunceston, Australia

    Rachael May Taylor (born 11 July 1984) is an Australian actress and model. Her first leading... more on Wikipedia

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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 on Wikipedia
  • 7

    Don Weatherburn

    Researcher, Film Director


    Donald James "Don" Weatherburn PSM (born 14 May 1951) has been Director of the NSW Bureau of... more on Wikipedia
  • 8

    Henry H. Bauer

    Journalist, Researcher



    Henry Hermann Bauer (born November 16, 1931) is an emeritus professor of chemistry and science... more on Wikipedia
  • Michael Kirby9

    Michael Kirby

    Judge, Barrister


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Michael Donald Kirby (born 18 March 1939) is an Australian jurist and academic who is a... more on Wikipedia
  • Dorothy Porter10

    Dorothy Porter

    Poet, Writer

    AgeDec. at 54 (1954-2008)

    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Dorothy Featherstone Porter (26 March 1954 – 10 December 2008) was an Australian poet. She was... more on Wikipedia
  • Nick Enright11

    Nick Enright

    Screenwriter, Actor

    AgeDec. at 53 (1950-2003)

    BirthplaceMaitland, Australia

    Nicholas Paul Enright AM (22 December 1950 – 30 March 2003) was an Australian dramatist and... more on Wikipedia
  • Clive James12

    Clive James

    Poet, Novelist


    BirthplaceKogarah, Australia

    Clive James (born 7 October 1939) is an Australian author, critic, broadcaster, poet,... more on Wikipedia

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    #36 of 78 History's Greatest Essayists#118 of 194 Celebrities Who Identify as Atheists

  • Germaine Greer13

    Germaine Greer

    Journalist, Professor


    BirthplaceMelbourne, Australia

    Germaine Greer (; born 29 January 1939) is an Australian writer and public intellectual,... more on Wikipedia

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  • John Howard14

    John Howard

    Politician, Solicitor


    BirthplaceEarlwood, Australia

    John Winston Howard, (born 26 July 1939) is an Australian former politician who served as the... more on Wikipedia
  • Phillip Adams15

    Phillip Adams

    Journalist, Film Producer


    BirthplaceMaryborough, Australia

    Phillip Andrew Hedley Adams AO FAHA FRSA (born 12 July 1939) is an Australian humanist, social... more on Wikipedia
  • Charles Perkins16

    Charles Perkins

    Footballer, Social activist

    AgeDec. at 64 (1936-2000)

    BirthplaceAlice Springs, Australia

    Charles Nelson Perkins, AO, commonly known as Charlie Perkins (16 June 1936 – 19 October... more on Wikipedia
  • 17

    Silma Ihram

    Politician, Educator


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Silma Ihram (born Anne Frances Beaumont; c. 1954) is an Australian pioneer of Muslim education... more on Wikipedia
  • Geraldine Brooks18

    Geraldine Brooks

    Journalist, Novelist


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

    Geraldine Brooks (born 14 September 1955) is an Australian American journalist and novelist... more on Wikipedia
  • Andrew Hansen19

    Andrew Hansen

    Comedian, Musician


    Andrew John Hansen (born 18 September 1974) is an Australian comedian, musician and author,... more on Wikipedia
  • Ryan Kwanten20

    Ryan Kwanten

    Actor, Voice acting


    BirthplaceSydney, Australia

    Ryan Christian Kwanten (born 28 November 1976) is an Australian actor and comedian. He played... more on Wikipedia

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  • 21

    Ross Free



    BirthplaceBathurst, Australia

    Ross Vincent Free (born 7 March 1943) is an Australian politician, and was a Labor member of... more on Wikipedia
  • Judith Wright22

    Judith Wright

    Poet, Environmentalist

    AgeDec. at 85 (1915-2000)

    BirthplaceArmidale, Australia

    Judith Arundell Wright (31 May 1915 – 25 June 2000) was an Australian poet, environmentalist... more on Wikipedia
  • 23

    Frederick McDonald

    Frederick Albert McDonald (7 December 1872 – disappeared April 1926) was an Australian... more on Wikipedia
  • Neal Peres Da Costa24


    Neal Peres Da Costa (born 1964) is an Australian harpsichordist, fortepianist and organist. ... more on Wikipedia
  • Janette Howard25


    BirthplaceKingsford, Australia

    Janette Howard (née Parker; born 11 August 1944) is the wife of John Howard, who was the Prime... more on Wikipedia