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Edmund Hillary
(One of the First Climbers to Have Reached the Summit of Mount Everest)
Edmund Hillary
42
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: July 20, 1919
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: January 11, 2008
Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay were the first to reach the top of Mount Everest, as part of the British expedition led by John Hunt. Hillary also reached both the poles. He later served as an ambassador to Nepal and founded the Himalayan Trust to help the people of Nepal.
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Jonah Lomu
(New Zealand Rugby Union Player)
Jonah Lomu
86
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Taurus
Died: November 18, 2015

Jonah Lomu was a New Zealand rugby player whose dominance on the field had a huge impact on the game. Considered the first global superstar of rugby, Jonah Lomu proved to be a crowd-puller. In 2007, he was inducted into the International Rugby Hall of Fame. In 2011, he was inducted into the IRB Hall of Fame.

 3 
Mark Hunt
(New Zealand Former Mixed Martial Artist and Kickboxer)
Mark Hunt
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 23, 1974
Sun Sign: Aries
New Zealand MMA fighter and kickboxer Mark Hunt won the 2001 K-1 World Grand Prix and also competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Known as the "King of Walk-Offs" due to his habit of walking away before the referee ends the match, Hunt inspired the documentary The Art of Fighting.
 4 
Sonny Bill Williams
(Former Professional Rugby League and Rugby Union Player)
Sonny Bill Williams
16
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Leo

Sonny Bill Williams is a New Zealand boxer. Interestingly, he played professional rugby union and rugby league before turning his attention towards boxing. A very successful sportsperson, Williams has won several Rugby World Cups. He also represented New Zealand as a rugby player at the 2016 Olympics.

 5 
Bruce McLaren
(New Zealand Formula One Driver, Engineer & Inventor)
Bruce McLaren
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: August 30, 1937
Sun Sign: Virgo
Died: June 2, 1970

Bruce McLaren was a New Zealand engineer, inventor, racing car designer, and driver. He is credited with founding McLaren Automotive in 1963. Formula One's successful team, McLaren, is named after him. McLaren has been inducted into various halls of fame, including the New Zealand Sports Hall of Fame, Motorsports Hall of Fame of America, and International Motorsports Hall of Fame.

 6 
Kevin Smith
(Filmmaker, Screenwriter)
Kevin Smith
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Birthdate: August 2, 1970
Sun Sign: Leo

Filmmaker, actor, and comedian Kevin Smith first came to prominence in the mid-1990s with his low-budget comedy film Clerks. His unique style of comedy appealed to the audience, and he was able to establish himself in Hollywood within a few years. He also operates a website, an online blog, and a comic book store. 

 7 
KJ Apa
(Best Known for His Role as 'Archie Andrews' in the TV Series 'Riverdale')
KJ Apa
98
Birthdate: June 17, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini

KJ Apa is a New Zealand actor, musician, and singer. He is known for his portrayal of Archie Andrews in the popular American teen drama TV series Riverdale, which earned him the Breakthrough Performance award at the 2017 Saturn Awards. His performance in the series also earned him nominations at the Teen Choice Awards and MTV Movie & TV Awards.

 8 
Lucy Lawless
(New Zealand Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Xena' in the Television Series 'Xena: Warrior Princess')
Lucy Lawless
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Birthdate: March 29, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries

Lucy Lawless is a New Zealand singer and actress best known for her portrayal of Xena in the popular TV series Xena: Warrior Princess. She is also known for playing Lucretia in Spartacus: Blood and Sand, which earned her the 2010 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress on Television. Lucy Lawless is also involved in charity work.

 9 
Roseanne Park
(Korean-New Zealand Singer and Dancer Known for Her Single ‘On the Ground’)
Roseanne Park
116
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Roseanne Park , better known as Rosé, gained fame as part of the South Korean girl group Blackpink. She was featured on G-Dragon's hit track Without You. She has also endorsed Kiss Me and Yves Saint Laurent. As of 2021, she was the most-followed Korean personality on Instagram
 10 
Rose McIver
(Actress)
Rose McIver
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Birthdate: October 10, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Rose McIver, sister of actor Paul McIver, is best known as Summer Landsdown from Power Rangers RPM and as Liv Moore from iZombie. Fans also loved her in the Hercules TV movies, in films such as Blinder, and as Amber Moore in the A Christmas Prince franchise.
 11 
Martin Henderson
(New Zealand Actor Known for His Role in the American Medical Drama Series ‘Off the Map')
Martin Henderson
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Birthdate: October 8, 1974
Sun Sign: Libra

Martin Henderson is a New Zealand actor best known for his portrayal of Dr. Nathan Riggs in the popular American medical drama TV series, Grey's Anatomy. He has also played important roles in popular films like Bride and Prejudice, Everest, and Miracles from Heaven. Over the years, Martin Henderson has received nominations for the AFI Award and FCCA Award.

 12 
Jay Ryan
(actor, film actor)
Jay Ryan
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Birthdate: August 29, 1981
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jay Ryan is a New Zealand actor best known for playing important roles in TV series like Neighbours, Go Girls, Top of the Lake, and Mary Kills People. Jay Ryan and the cast of Top of the Lake received the Equity Ensemble Award under the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Miniseries or Telemovie category in 2014.

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Benee
(Singer-songwriter)
Benee
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 30, 2000
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Benee is a New Zealand singer-songwriter who achieved international recognition after the release of her 2019 single Supalonely, which went viral on TikTok. In 2019 and 2020, she won almost all the major awards at the New Zealand Music Awards, becoming a national celebrity at the age of 20.

 14 
Dakota Kai
(New Zealand Professional Wrestler)
Dakota Kai
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 6, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus

A popular wrester from New Zealand, Cheree Georgina Crowley, better known as Dakota Kai, has won the NXT Womens Tag Team Championship twice. Before joining WWE, she had wrestled in countries such as Japan, Australia, and the US, under the ring name Evie. She is also a popular streamer on Twitch.

 15 
Anna Hutchison
(Actress and Producer)
Anna Hutchison
10
Birthdate: February 8, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Best known for the New Zealand soap Shortland Street and the Australian series Underbelly, Anna Hutchison has also appeared in films such as Encounter. She was in the news for traveling with her 11-month-old daughter from Los Angeles to Auckland amid the COVID-19 pandemic to film A Love Yarn
 16 
Michael Dorman
(Actor)
Michael Dorman
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Birthdate: April 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus

Michael Dorman is a New Zealand actor known for playing NASA astronaut Gordo Stevens in the American science fiction drama, For All Mankind. He is also known for his portrayal of John Tavner in Patriot. Apart from acting, Michael Dorman has also tried his hand at playing the guitar and singing.

 17 
John Key
(38th Prime Minister of New Zealand (2008 - 2016))
John Key
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 9, 1961
Sun Sign: Leo

Born to immigrants in New Zealand, John Key became the third New Zealand prime minister of Jewish descent. Previously a foreign exchange professional, he has worked with Merrill Lynch. He wished to change his country’s flag by removing the Union Jack on it but voters chose against it.

 18 
Rachel Hunter
(New Zealand Actress and Model)
Rachel Hunter
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Birthdate: September 8, 1969
Sun Sign: Virgo

New Zealand model and actress, Rachel Hunter, is best known as the host of the TV show Rachel Hunter's Tour of Beauty. Pretty and confident as a young girl, she began modeling as a teenager. She has worked with Cover Girl cosmetics and has been featured on several magazine covers, including Vogue, Elle, Rolling Stone, Sports Illustrated, and Playboy. 

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Ricki-Lee Coulter
(Singer)
Ricki-Lee Coulter
1
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: November 10, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Martin Guptill
(New Zealand International Cricketer Who Plays as an Opening Batsman)
Martin Guptill
5
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: September 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Libra

Martin Guptill is a New Zealand cricket player who plays for the national team. In 2015, Guptill became the first New Zealand batsman to score a double century in an ODI match. His 237 not out is the second highest ODI score after Rohit Sharma's 264. Martin Guptill's 237 remains the highest individual score in a World Cup match.

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Callan Mulvey
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role as 'Mark Moran' on the Australian Drama 'Underbelly')
Callan Mulvey
8
Birthdate: February 23, 1975
Sun Sign: Pisces

Callan Mulvey is a New Zealand-born Australian actor best known for his portrayal of Mark Moran in the popular crime-drama series, Underbelly. Callan Mulvey has also played important roles in popular American films like 300: Rise of an Empire, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Avengers: Endgame. 

 22 
Sarpreet Singh
(New Zealand Professional Footballer Who Plays as an Attacking Midfielder)
Sarpreet Singh
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 20, 1999
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 23 
Daniel Vettori
(New Zealand Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer Who Bowled Slow Left-Arm Orthodox Spin)
Daniel Vettori
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Daniel Vettori is a New Zealand retired cricket player who captained the national team between 2007 and 2011. A left-arm slow bowler, Vettori relied on his accuracy, guile, and speed variation to outsmart the opposition batsmen. A prolific wicket-taker, Daniel Vettori took 362 wickets in Test matches and 305 wickets in ODIs.

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Carlos Ulberg
(New Zealand Mixed Martial Artist)
Carlos Ulberg
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 17, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
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Pana Hema-Taylor
Pana Hema-Taylor
3
Birthdate: September 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo

Pana Hema Taylor is a New Zealand actor of Māori heritage. He is best known for his portrayal of Nasir in TV series Spartacus: Vengeance and Spartacus: War of the Damned. He has also played important roles in other popular TV series like The Brokenwood Mysteries and Westside.

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Zane Lowe
(New Zealand Radio DJ, Live DJ and Record Producer)
Zane Lowe
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 7, 1973
Sun Sign: Leo
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Kevin Smith
(Actor who played the role of Ares, God of War on a multitude of series)
Kevin Smith
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Birthdate: March 16, 1963
Sun Sign: Pisces
Died: February 15, 2002

Kevin Smith was a New Zealand musician and actor. He is best remembered for his portrayal of the god of war, Ares, in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys. He reprised his role as Ares in the series' spin-offs, Young Hercules and Xena: Warrior Princess. Smith suffered a fatal fall in 2002. His life and career inspired a documentary titled Remembering Kev.

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Michael Jones
(New Zealand Former Rugby Union Player and Coach)
Michael Jones
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Aries
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Quade Cooper
(Australian Rugby Union Player and Boxer)
Quade Cooper
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Aries

New Zealand-born Australian rugby player Quade Cooper is also a talented boxer. While he has represented the Queensland Reds and the Melbourne Rebels, he now plays for the Japanese rugby team Kintetsu Liners. In late 2021, he expressed he was hurt to have to withdraw from the Europe tour of the Wallabies.

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Dean O'Gorman
(New Zealand Actor Best Known for His Role of 'Fíli' in the 'Hobbit' Film Trilogy)
Dean O'Gorman
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1976
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Dean O'Gorman is a New Zealand artist, actor, and photographer. He is best known for his portrayal of Fíli in The Hobbit film series. He has also played important roles in popular series like Young Hercules and The Almighty Johnsons. As a photographer and artist, O'Gorman has displayed his works in places like the Page Blackie Gallery in New Zealand.

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Emma Lahana
(Actor, Film actor)
Emma Lahana
5
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'1" (155 cm)
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Robert Whittaker
(Australian Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Robert Whittaker
7
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1990
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Robert Whittaker is a mixed martial artist. He competes in the Ultimate Fighting Championship and is the former UFC middleweight champion. He is currently ranked first in the UFC middleweight rankings and 12th in the UFC men's pound-for-pound list. He has received five Fight of the Night awards. In 2018, he was named Sportsman of the year by GQ Australia.

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Joel Little
(Record producer, Songwriter)
Joel Little
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: February 13, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Joel Little is a New Zealand musician, songwriter, and record producer. He has written songs for popular artistes like Taylor Swift, Shawn Mendes, Lorde, and Ellie Goulding among others. In 2014, he received the Grammy Award under the Song of the Year category alongside Lorde for their song Royals. Little has also won APRA Awards and ASCAP Pop Music Awards.

 34 
Daniel Logan
(Actor, Film actor)
Daniel Logan
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Birthdate: June 6, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Daniel Logan is a New Zealand-born American actor best known for playing Boba Fett in the 2002 American epic space opera film Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones, which earned him a Young Artist Award nomination under the Best Performance in a Feature Film category. Daniel Logan was just 15 when he played the iconic character.

 35 
Michael Jones
(Actor, YouTuber)
Michael Jones
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Birthdate: July 24, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 36 
Grant Bowler
(New Zealand-Australian Actor and Television Presenter)
Grant Bowler
5
Birthdate: July 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Cancer

Grant Bowler is a New Zealand-Australian television presenter and actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Constable Wayne Patterson in the Australian police drama series, Blue Heelers. As a presenter, Grant Bowler is renowned for hosting reality game shows, such as The Amazing Race Australia and The Mole Australia.

 37 
Rieko Ioane
(New Zealand Professional Rugby Union Footballer Who Plays as a Wing or as a Centre)
Rieko Ioane
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 38 
Sean Fitzpatrick
(Former New Zealand Rugby Union Player)
Sean Fitzpatrick
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: June 4, 1963
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 39 
Craig Hall
(actor, film actor)
Craig Hall
2
Birthdate: May 10, 1974
Sun Sign: Taurus

Craig Hall is a New Zealand film and TV actor. He is best known for his portrayal of Clint in the popular TV series, The Strip. He has also appeared in other popular series like Xena: Warrior Princess, Underbelly: Razor, and A Place to Call Home.

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Toni Storm
(New Zealand-Australian Professional Wrestler)
Toni Storm
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 19, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 41 
Peter Hillary
(Mountaineer, Philanthropist and Writer)
Peter Hillary
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: December 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Capricorn

The son of legendary New Zealand mountaineer Edmund Hillary, Peter Hillary followed in his father’s footsteps and became a successful mountaineer. He and his father were the first father-son duo to scale Mt. Everest. An author and philanthropist, too, he has helped people in the Mt. Everest region in Nepal.

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Rose Matafeo
(Writer and performer on the NZ late-night comedy sketch show Funny Girls)
Rose Matafeo
5
Birthdate: February 25, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
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Ben Te'o
(Former Profesional Rugby Union and Rugby League Footballer Who Last Played as a Second-Rower)
Ben Te'o
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 44 
Stephen Paea
(New Zealand–Born Former American Football Defensive Tackle)
Stephen Paea
6
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Pamela Stephenson
(New Zealander Actress)
Pamela Stephenson
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Birthdate: December 4, 1949
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Pamela Stephenson is a New Zealand-born writer, psychologist, and performer. Stephenson is best known as a comedienne who achieved immense popularity during the 1980s when she appeared in comedy films and shows like History of the World, Part I and Not the Nine O'Clock News. As a writer, Pamela Stephenson has been contributing to publications like Psychologies and The Guardian.  

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Andrew Adamson
(Film director, Film producer, Screenwriter)
Andrew Adamson
1
Birthdate: December 1, 1966
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Andrew Adamson is a New Zealand screenwriter, film director, and producer. He is best known for directing the critically acclaimed and Oscar-winning films, Shrek and Shrek 2. Andrew Adamson also achieved international recognition for directing the 2005 fantasy film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

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Jay Laga'aia
(Well recognized internationally for his role as Captain Typho in the Star Wars prequel franchise)
Jay Laga'aia
2
Birthdate: September 10, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo

Jay Laga'aia is a New Zealand-Australian singer and actor. He achieved international recognition when he played Captain Typho in Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and its 2005 sequel. Jay Laga'aia has become a household name in Australia for appearing in children's TV series like Jay's Jungle and Play School. 

 48 
Peta Murgatroyd
(Dancer)
Peta Murgatroyd
12
Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: July 14, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 49 
Graeme Revell
(New Zealand Musician and Composer)
Graeme Revell
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1955
Sun Sign: Libra

Graeme Revell is a New Zealand composer and musician who achieved popularity in the 1980s when he served as the leader of the Australian industrial music group, SPK. Graeme Revell has been focusing on his career as a film score composer since the 1990s. He has worked on popular films like Street Fighter, Lara Croft: Tomb Raider, and Sin City.

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Les Mills
(New Zealand Retired Track and Field Athlete and Politician)
Les Mills
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Les Mills is a New Zealand retired track and field athlete who represented his country at the Commonwealth Games and Olympic Games over a period of two decades; he competed in the discus throw and shot put events. Mills achieved his best result at the 1966 British Empire and Commonwealth Games where he won the gold medal in discus throw.