Famous People Born In Adelaide

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Sia
(Australian Pop Singer Known for Such Hits as 'Chandelier,' 'Elastic Heart' and 'Clap Your Hands')
Sia
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 18, 1975
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Australian singer-songwriter, voice-actress and director Sia Furler rose to fame with albums like We Are Born. Moving on, she bolstered her career with albums like 1000 Forms of Fear that debuted atop the U.S. Billboard 200 chart and singles like Cheap Thrills, her first Billboard Hot 100 number-one. Furler has also co-written hit songs like Diamonds, Titanium and Wild Ones.

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Terence Tao
(One of the Greatest Living Mathematicians Who is Referred to as the 'Mozart of Mathematics')
Terence Tao
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: July 17, 1975
Sun Sign: Cancer

Terence Tao is an Australian-American mathematician who works at the University of California, Los Angeles as a professor of mathematics. Widely considered one of the most prominent living mathematicians, Tao was honored with the prestigious Fields Medal in 2006. In 2014, he was awarded the Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics.

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Teresa Palmer
(Actress, Model and Film Producer)
Teresa Palmer
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Teresa Palmer is best known for her roles in movies such as The Choice, Lights Out, I Am Number Four, and The Grudge 2. She worked in malls and wished to work in animal welfare, before being scouted by an agent. Her first full-fledged film, 2:37, was featured at Cannes.
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Samara Weaving
(Actress and Model Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Home and Away' and 'SMILF')
Samara Weaving
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Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

Born to a filmmaker/lecturer father and an art therapist mother in Australia, Samara Weaving grew up in places such as Fiji and Singapore. Initially known for her roles in series such as Out of the Blue and Home and Away, she gained international fame with films such as Ready or Not.

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Adam Scott
(Actor)
Adam Scott
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Birthdate: April 3, 1973
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 6 
Rhea Ripley
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Rhea Ripley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra

Rhea Ripley is an Australian wrestler best known for her association with the popular wrestling promotion, WWE. She is the current WWE Women's Tag Team Champion along with Nikki A.S.H. In 2019, she was named Breakthrough Wrestler of the Year by CBS Sports. In April 2021, Ripley became the first female Australian to win the WWE Raw Women's Championship title.

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Anthony LaPaglia
(Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama)
Anthony LaPaglia
5
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Adam Scott
(Australian Professional Golfer)
Adam Scott
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 9 
Paul Kelly
(Singer)
Paul Kelly
4
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
 10 
Orianthi
(Australian Musician and Guitarist Known for His Association With Alice Cooper and Michael Jackson)
Orianthi
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Named one among the 12 Greatest Female Electric Guitarists by Elle magazine, Australian musician, singer and songwriter Orianthi Penny Panagaris began playing the guitar at the age of three and moved to acoustic by six. At fifteen, she began her professional career, concurrently focusing on songwriting and released her debut independent album at the age of 20. 

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Sarah Snook
(Australian Actress Best Known for Her Role as ‘Shiv Roy’ in the TV Series ‘Succession’)
Sarah Snook
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Birthdate: December 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Australian actor Sarah Snook is best known for her AACTA Award-winning roles in Predestination and Sisters of War. She was also appreciated for her Emmy-nominated role of Siobhan "Shiv" Roy in the series Succession. Also a renowned stage actor, she has performed in productions of King Lear and Macbeth.
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Howard Florey
(Australian Pharmacologist and Pathologist Who Shared the Nobel Prize for His Role in the Development of Penicillin)
Howard Florey
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 24, 1898
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: February 21, 1968

Howard Florey was an Australian pathologist and pharmacologist. He is best remembered for his role in the formation of penicillin, for which he shared the prestigious Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Alexander Fleming and Ernst Chain in the year 1945. Florey is credited with carrying out the first clinical trial of penicillin at the Radcliffe Infirmary in 1941.

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Jonathan LaPaglia
(Known for the role Frank B. Parker in the television series Seven Days)
Jonathan LaPaglia
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Birthdate: August 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Mark Oliphant
(Australian Physicist Who Played an Important Role in the First Experimental Demonstration of Nuclear Fusion)
Mark Oliphant
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: July 14, 2000

Mark Oliphant was an Australian humanitarian and physicist who played a prominent role in the first experimentation of nuclear fusion. He also played an influential role in the development of nuclear weapons. Oliphant is credited with founding the Australian Academy of Science. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mark Oliphant received several prestigious awards, such as the Hughes Medal.

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Tilda Cobham-Hervey
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Birthdate: September 4, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo

Tilda Cobham-Hervey is an Australian actress known for her work in all three major acting mediums. She is one of the few actresses with a background in physical theatre and circus. Her journey from being an entertainer at a circus, whose specialities involved acrobatic pitching, trapeze, and hula hoop, to becoming a popular actress is quite inspirational.

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Lleyton Hewitt
(Australian Former World No. 1 Tennis Player)
Lleyton Hewitt
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Pisces

Lleyton Hewitt is an Australian professional tennis player and a former world No. 1. He has won one Wimbledon, one U.S. Open and one U.S. Open doubles title. The son of a sportsman, he developed an early interest in different kinds of sports and decided to pursue tennis professionally. He has been involved in several controversies. 

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Josh Helman
5
Birthdate: February 22, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces

Josh Helman is an Australian actor best known for his portrayal of William Stryker in the popular American superhero film, X-Men: Days of Future Past. Also known for his work on TV, Helman has played important roles in popular TV series, such as Wayward Pines. 

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Judith Anderson
(Australian Actress Who is Considered One of the 20th Century's Greatest Classical Stage Actors)
Judith Anderson
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Birthdate: February 10, 1897
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Died: January 3, 1992

Judith Anderson was an Australian actress who dominated the American and Australian theater scene during her career. Regarded as the greatest stage actress of her generation, Anderson won a Tony Award for her title role in Robinson Jeffers' Medea. Judith Anderson also achieved popularity as a TV and film actress; she received an Academy Award nomination and two Emmy Awards.

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Nathan Parsons
(Actor)
Nathan Parsons
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Birthdate: June 16, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Thanasi Kokkinakis
(Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Thanasi Kokkinakis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 10, 1996
Sun Sign: Aries

Born to Greek immigrant parents in Adelaide, Thanasi Kokkinakis was inspired by Russian tennis star Marat Safin in childhood. He now has a career-high ranking of 69 in singles. In 2021, he revealed how he had battled depression and had contemplated quitting tennis after a series of injuries threatened his career.

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Sir William Lawrence Bragg
(British Physicist, X-Ray Crystallographer and Winner of the 1915 Nobel Prize in Physics)
Sir William Lawrence Bragg
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: March 31, 1890
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: July 1, 1971

Born to a math and physics professor in Australia, Sir William Lawrence Bragg later moved to England, where his father was posted for work. He and his father jointly won the Nobel Prize for Physics for their research on X-ray diffraction through crystals. Bragg was an avid shell collector, too.

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Carrie Bickmore
(Journalist)
Carrie Bickmore
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Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Gold Logie-winning Australian talk show host and radio presenter Carrie Bickmore is best known as the host of The Project. She has also been a UNICEF ambassador and has worked for causes such as brain-cancer and maternal tetanus awareness. She created a stir after accidentally flashing her bottom at the 2021 AACTA Awards.

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Robert Stigwood
(Impresario, Film Producer, and Music Entrepreneur)
Robert Stigwood
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: April 16, 1934
Sun Sign: Aries
Died: January 4, 2016
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Kayla Itsines
(Australian Personal Trainer Who Creator a Series of Fitness ebooks Titled ‘Bikini Body Guides’)
Kayla Itsines
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Listed In: Instagram Stars
Birthdate: May 21, 1991
Sun Sign: Gemini

Australian fitness trainer Kayla Itsines had initially wished to become a beauty therapist but later deviated to fitness. She has not only released best-selling fitness books, but has also launched the fitness app Sweat with Kayla and several Bikini Body Guides, replete with high-intensity workouts and diet plans.

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Tziporah Malkah
(Model, Actress)
Tziporah Malkah
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: November 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Tziporah Malkah is an Australian-American former model and actress. She began modeling in her teens and was already an internationally renowned model by the time she hit 20. She ventured into acting as well and appeared in many TV shows and films. She has since retired from the entertainment industry and is reportedly employed as an aged care worker. 

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Brady Haran
(Video Journalist, Documentary Filmmaker, Podcaster)
Brady Haran
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Birthdate: June 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Gemini

UK-based video journalist Brady Haran is known for his popular YouTube math channel Numberphile. Fans also love his other channels, such as the chemistry-oriented Periodic Videos and the physics-oriented Sixty Symbols, and his podcasts Hello Internet and The Unmade Podcast. He also has inactive channels on language, food, and culture.

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Mike Rinder
(Television presenter, Podcaster)
Mike Rinder
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Birthdate: April 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aries
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Elton Mayo
(Australian Psychologist Known for His Industrial Research Including the 'Hawthorne Studies')
Elton Mayo
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Birthdate: December 26, 1880
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: September 7, 1949

Elton Mayo was an Australian-born industrial researcher, psychologist, and organizational theorist. As a psychologist, Mayo played an important role during World War I, helping soldiers returning from the war recover from the stresses. He also conducted psycho-pathological tests and is credited with pioneering the psychoanalytic treatment of shell-shock. Elton Mayo's works also laid the basis for the human relations movement.

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Robin Warren
(Australian pathologist)
Robin Warren
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Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: June 11, 1937
Sun Sign: Gemini

Robin Warren is an Australian pathologist best known for re-discovering the bacterium Helicobacter pylori. Along with Barry J. Marshall, Warren proved that Helicobacter pylori causes stomach ulcers. In 2005, he won the prestigious Nobel Prize in Medicine, which he shared with Marshall. Their Nobel Prize-winning work became the subject of a documentary titled The Winner's Guide to the Nobel Prize.

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Kodi Smit-McPhee
(Actor)
Kodi Smit-McPhee
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Birthdate: June 13, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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Liam McIntyre
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role in the TV Series ‘Spartacus: Vengeance’)
Liam McIntyre
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Birthdate: February 8, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Australian actor Liam McIntyre of Spartacus fame had apparently been blessed by Andy Whitfield, whom he had replaced in the series after Whitfield’s cancer diagnosis. Andy has also impressed fans with his role in The Pacific. He is married to opera singer Erin Hasan, known for her performance in Wicked
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Keith Michell
(Actor)
Keith Michell
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Birthdate: December 1, 1926
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Died: November 20, 2015
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Darren Cahill
(Australian Tennis Coach and Former Professional Tennis Player)
Darren Cahill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra

Australian tennis coach and former player Darren Cahill is best known for mentoring renowned players such as Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, and Simona Halep. He was also the Australian Davis Cup coach. Known by his nickname Killer in the tennis circuit, he also works as a tennis analyst for ESPN.

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Damon Herriman
(Actor, Cinematographer, Screenwriter, Film director, Film producer)
Damon Herriman
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Birthdate: March 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Aries
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Melanie Vallejo
(best known the role of shy Madison Rocca in Power Rangers Mystic Force)
Melanie Vallejo
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Birthdate: October 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
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Roma Mitchell
(Lawyer)
Roma Mitchell
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: October 2, 1913
Sun Sign: Libra
Died: March 5, 2000

Roma Mitchell was an Australian lawyer and judge. She became the first woman to hold a number of positions in Australia, including the country’s first female judge. She was also the first woman to be a Queen's Counsel and the governor of an Australian state. She was a pioneer of the Australian women's rights movement as well.

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Bruce McAvaney
(Sports commentator)
Bruce McAvaney
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Birthdate: June 22, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
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Andrew Bolt
(Journalist, Columnist)
Andrew Bolt
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Birthdate: September 26, 1959
Sun Sign: Libra
 39 
Chris Dittmar
(Australian Sports Commentator and Former Squash Player)
Chris Dittmar
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Cory Bernardi
(Former Senator of Australia and Rower)
Cory Bernardi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 6, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'5" (196 cm)
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Matt Cowdrey
(Australian Politician, Paralympic Swimmer and Paralympic Gold Medalist)
Matt Cowdrey
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 22, 1988
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
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John Aloisi
(Australian Former Soccer Player and Current Head Coach of A-League Club Western United)
John Aloisi
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 5, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Shaun Micallef
(Australian Comedian, Actor and Television Presenter)
Shaun Micallef
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Birthdate: July 18, 1962
Sun Sign: Cancer

Shaun Micallef first gained fame with Theatre Sports on ABC TV. A qualified lawyer who practiced for a decade too, he later stepped into films and TV. Although a teetotaler, he does consume alcohol for his shoots. He has also hosted programs such as the Dave & Denise with Shaun Micallef.

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David Koch
(television presenter)
David Koch
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Birthdate: March 7, 1956
Sun Sign: Pisces

Koch Industries heir David Koch was a chemical engineer from MIT and even excelled in basketball in college. Listed at number 11 on the Forbes billionaires list in 2019, he was also a dedicated philanthropist who has donated billions to charity. He was also the vice-presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.  

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Jackie O
(Australian Radio and Television Presenter)
Jackie O
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Birthdate: January 28, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Best known for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, which she co-hosted with Kyle Sandilands and which became the number one radio show in Australia, Jackie O was discovered at a deli by radio DJ and future husband Phil O'Neil. She has also hosted TV shows and is an animal rights activist.

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Loene Carmen
(actor, singer, songwriter, film actor)
Loene Carmen
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: 1970 AD
 47 
Alexander Downer
(Economist, Diplomat, Politician)
Alexander Downer
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 9, 1951
Sun Sign: Virgo

Alexander Downer is an Australian former diplomat and politician. From 1996 to 2007, Downer served as Australia's foreign minister, becoming the longest-serving Minister for Foreign Affairs in the history of Australian politics. He also served as the Liberal Party's leader from 1994 to 1995. Alexander Downer was honored with the prestigious Centenary Medal in January 2001.

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Emily Seebohm
(Australian Competitive Swimmer)
Emily Seebohm
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 5, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini

Emily Seebohm is an Australian competitive swimmer best known for winning a gold medal each at the 2008, 2012, and 2020 Olympic Games. She has also won five World Championship gold medals and seven gold medals at the Commonwealth Games so far. In 2009, Emily Seebohm was honored with the Medal of the Order of Australia.

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Juliet Haslam
(Australian Former Field Hockey Defender and Midfielder)
Juliet Haslam
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 31, 1969
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
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Peter Carter
(Australian Tennis Player and Coach)
Peter Carter
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: August 1, 2002

Remembered as the coach of tennis legend Roger Federer, Peter Carter had started off as a player but moved to coaching after his playing career was cut short due to injuries. He tragically died in a car accident at the Kruger National Park, where he was supposed to be holidaying with his wife.