Famous Australian Women

Australian women are counted among the world’s most outspoken and disciplined women. And why would not they be? After all Australia boasts of having a high degree of gender equality where men and women both are provided ample opportunities to explore their interests and become the person they truly intend to be. Australian women may love to party on the sunny beaches, but work always remains their top priority. In fact, Australian women are the best at creating the optimum work-life balance!

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Dalby, Australia

With strong performances in movies like The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad and I, Tonya, Australian actress Margot Robbie has become one of the most famous actresses of her generation and also one of the world's highest-paid actresses. In her short career till now, she has won numerous award nominations and has become a significant name in the advertising world.

 2 Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Honolulu

Australian actress and producer Nicole Kidman is one of the world's highest-paid actresses. She is the founder of the production company Blossom Films. She was twice named as one of the 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. Besides acting, she has been a Goodwill ambassador for UNICEF since 1994.

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 3 Cate Blanchett

Cate Blanchett.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cate Blanchett is one of the most celebrated actresses of her times. She attained fame with the drama film, Elizabeth, in 1998. The Aviator, Blue Jasmine, Notes on a Scandal, Carol, The Talented Mr Ripley, Babel and The Curious Case of Benjamin Button are some of her other acclaimed and successful films. She has won two Academy awards so far.

 4 Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Muscat, Oman

Australian actress Isla Fisher attained widespread fame in 2005 when she starred in the commercially successful Hollywood film Wedding Crashers. Some of her other notable films are The Great Gatsby, Now You See Me, I Heart Huckabees, Bachelorette, Rango and Rise of the Guardians. She has also acted in television series and is an author of children’s books.

 5 Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue.
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Famous As: Singer-Songwriter
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Regarded as a timeless icon, Kylie Minogue is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of her generation. Referred to as the Princess of Pop and Goddess of Pop, she is the best-selling female Australian musician of all time. Also known as the Mother of Reinvention, Kylie is revered for her contribution to fashion and music.

 6 Olivia Newton-John

Olivia Newton-John.
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Famous As: Singer, Actress
Birthdate: September 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Cambridge ,England

A singer, actress, businesswoman and activist, Olivia Newton-John is an DBE honouree who has donned on many hats and shined in all of them. Her five Billboard No.1 singles and two Billboard No.1 albums made her a household name. Turning her personal pain into a global mission for cancer awareness, this four-time Grammy winner is truly a symbol of resilience.

 7 Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea.
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Famous As: Rapper, Musician
Birthdate: June 7, 1990
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Ryde Hospital, Sydney, Australia
Rapper Iggy Azalea is known for her viral and chart-topping tracks Pu$$y, Two Times, and Fancy. A high-school dropout, she had worked illegally in Miami, before she hit the jackpot with her Billboard-topping debut album, The New Classic. She was the first non-American female rapper to top the Billboard chart.
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 8 Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Balmain, Sydney, Australia

Rose Byrne is one of the most popular actresses from Australia. In addition to appearing in dramas and thrillers, she has also established herself as a comedic actress. A supporter of UNICEF Australia, she is also the ambassador for Young Actors Studio, which is part of the National Institute of Dramatic Art.

 9 Rebel Wilson

Rebel Wilson.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actress, Rebel Wilson, started her acting career with television in Australia and then gained wider recognition after appearing in Hollywood films. Struck by Lightning, Bachelorette, Isn't It Romantic, The Hustle, Cats and Jojo Rabbit are some of the notable films she has acted in. She received critical appreciation for the 2012 film, Pitch Perfect, and subsequently acted in its two sequels.

 10 Ruby Rose

Ruby Rose.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Ruby Rose is an Australian actress, model, and TV presenter. After coming out as a lesbian at the age of 12, Ruby faced many difficulties and has experienced suicidal thoughts throughout her life. Despite struggling with mental health issues, Ruby has gone on to establish herself in the field of entertainment, thereby serving as an inspiration to many across the world.

 11 Roseanne Park

Roseanne Park.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: February 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Auckland
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

 12 Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Canberra

 13 Miranda Kerr

Miranda Kerr.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: April 20, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

One of the highest-earning models according to Forbes, Miranda Kerr was the first Victoria's Secret model from Australia. Known for her attractive physique, she is often named in the sexiest women in the world lists by several magazines. She has used her fame and beauty to launch a brand of skincare products called KORA Organics.

 14 Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Perth

Australian actress, Katherine Langford, gained international fame with her role in the Netflix TV series 13 Reasons Why. She developed an early interest in acting despite not having any family connection to the field. Active in the entertainment industry since 2015, she has been nominated for many awards, including a Golden Globe. 

 15 Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide, South Australia
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.

 16 Delta Goodrem

Delta Goodrem.
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Famous As: Singer
Birthdate: November 9, 1984
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Delta Goodrem is an Australian actress, singer, and songwriter. Many of her albums have topped the ARIA Albums Chart, with her debut album Innocent Eyes staying at the top for 29 consecutive weeks. Also known for her charity work, Goodrem established the Delta Goodrem Foundation in an attempt to raise money for blood cancer research.

 17 Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia

The quintessential action heroine of Australia, Yvonne Strahovski is popular for playing roles that require her to perform dangerous stunts. In 2011, she was adjudged the Fun Fearless Female of the Year by Cosmopolitan magazine. Also known for her good looks, Yvonne Strahovski was named in Maxim Hot 100 list in 2012.

 18 Josephine Langford

Josephine Langford.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth

Josephine Langford is an Australian actress who started her career at a young age. Initially interested in music, Langford was classified as a talented composer in her secondary school. Following in the footsteps of her older sister Katherine Langford, she took acting classes at the age 13. Her success story serves as an inspiration to many young Australian talents.

 19 Elizabeth Debicki

Elizabeth Debicki
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France

 20 Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Phoebe Tonkin is best known as Hayley Marshall from The Vampire Diaries and its spin-off, The Originals. Her role as Cleo in the series H2O: Just Add Water earned her an AFI Award nomination. A seasoned model, she has also been featured on the Maxim Hot 100 list. 

 21 Natalie Imbruglia

Natalie Imbruglia.
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Famous As: Singer-songwriter
Birthdate: February 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian singer-songwriter, model, and actress Natalie Imbruglia aspired for a career in the show business since her youth. Beginning her career with minor roles in commercials, she worked hard to make a name for herself in the entertainment industry. She has acted in many hit films and is also active as a singer with many records to her credit.

 22 Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Buderim, Australia

Daughter of legendary Australian wildlife expert The Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin has followed in her father’s footsteps and is now a renowned conservationist and TV personality. Her stint on Bindi the Jungle Girl made her the youngest Daytime Emmy winner. She is also associated with the Australia Zoo.

 23 Emily Browning

Emily Browning.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Emily Browning is best known for her award-winning performance as Violet Baudelaire in the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Some of her other notable films are The Uninvited, Sucker Punch, and Sleeping Beauty. She is also known as Laura Moon from the series American Gods.

 24 Eliza Taylor

Eliza Taylor.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Eliza Taylor is an Australian actress who gained recognition for her performance as Janae Timmins in the TV series Neighbours. Although she wanted to establish a career as a marine biologist, Taylor chose to pursue acting after landing a lead role in Pirate Islands. Also a humanitarian, Taylor established a non-profit school named Koh Tao International Primary in Thailand.   

 25 Miriam Margolyes

Miriam Margolyes
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Famous As: Actor, Voice actor, Comedian
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxford

 26 Samara Weaving

Samara Weaving
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: February 23, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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 27 Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson.
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Famous As: Model, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Killara, Sydney, Australia

Elle Macpherson is an Australian model, actress, television host, and businesswoman. Best known for her record five appearances on the cover of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, Macpherson went on to found a series of business ventures, such as The Body and Elle Macpherson Intimates. Also known for her philanthropic work, Macpherson serves as an ambassador for organizations like UNICEF.

 28 Alycia Debnam-Carey

Alycia Debnam-Carey.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney
Alycia Debnam-Carey is best known as Lexa from the sci-fi series The 100. She initially gained fame with the reality show Next Stop Hollywood. Fans also loved her in the films Into the Storm and Friend Request and in the series McLeod's Daughters and Fear the Walking Dead.

 29 Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell.
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Famous As: Actress, Producer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian actress Radha Mitchell has been active in the show business for more than three decades. She started acting as a teenager, first appearing in a TV show. In the ensuing years, she acted in many other TV shows and films, building a successful career. She is the winner of one Antipodes Film Festival Award.

 30 Claire Holt

Claire Holt.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland

Star of the horror film Messengers 2: The Scarecrow and 47 Meters Down, Claire Holt is a Brisbane-born American actress and model, who appeared on the Buddy TV list of top 100 sexiest women in 2011. She is also known for acting in the Australian television series H2O: Just Add Water. Married to Andrew Joblon, she has two children. 

 31 Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Brisbane

 32 Angela White

Angela White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

 33 Terri Irwin

Terri Irwin.
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Famous As: Naturalist
Birthdate: July 20, 1964
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Eugene, Oregon, United States

American–Australian naturalist Terri Irwin is best known as the co-host of The Crocodile Hunter, along with her husband, the late animal expert Steve Irwin. She has also been part of shows such as Croc Files and Crikey! It's the Irwins, and helped in the development of Australia Zoo.

 34 Catriona Gray

Catriona Gray.
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 6, 1994
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Cairns, Queensland, Australia
Filipino-Australian model Catriona Gray soared to fame after winning the 2018 Miss Universe pageant, thus becoming the fourth from her country to win the title. Apart from winning Miss Universe Philippines 2018, she had also been named Miss World Philippines 2016. She has worked for the OTOP initiative, too.

 35 Jacinda Barrett

Jacinda Barrett.
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland
Jacinda Barrett is best known as Diana Rayburn from the series Bloodline. A former model, she was one of People’s 50 Most Beautiful People in the World. She has also been part of the films Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason and Poseidon, and the series The Real World: London.

 36 Adelaide Kane

Adelaide Kane.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Claremont, Perth

Australian actress Adelaide Kane started performing at the age of three and was working professionally in some print ads at age six. Her big break came with a contract on iconic soap opera Neighbours. She further gained acclaim for her performance in Reign, Power Rangers RPM and Once Upon a Time.

 37 Greta Scacchi

Greta Scacchi.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Milan
Greta Scacchi is best known for her Emmy-winning role in Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny. She also earned a BAFTA nomination for her role in Heat and Dust and an Emmy nomination for Broken Trail. She is also a seasoned theater actor and has worked toward prevention of overfishing.

 38 Melissa George

Melissa George.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Perth, Western Australia

Melissa George is an Australian actress and former national rollerskating champion. One of the few sportswomen to make a serious impact as an actress, Melissa George received a Golden Globe Award nomination for playing Laura Hill on the popular American drama television series, In Treatment. She is also credited with inventing a fashion device called Style Snaps.

 39 P. L. Travers

P. L. Travers.
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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 9, 1899
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Maryborough, Queensland, Australia
Died: April 23, 1996

Australian-British author and Shakespearean actor Pamela Lyndon Travers, known by her pseudonym, P. L. Travers, soared to fame with her Mary Poppins series of children's books. Disney later bought the rights to her Mary Poppins series and released a film version. It was later made into a Broadway play, too.

 40 Nathalie Kelley

Nathalie Kelley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Lima

 41 Margaret Court

Margaret Court
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Famous As: Tennis player
Birthdate: July 16, 1942
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Perth

Margaret Court is an Australian retired tennis player. She is a former world No. 1 with 24 Grand Slam women's singles titles to her name. She also holds 19 Grand Slam doubles titles and 21 Grand Slam mixed doubles titles. She is considered one of the greatest tennis players of all time. Following her retirement, she became a Christian minister. 

 42 Nia Jax

Nia Jax.
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Famous As: Professional Wrestler
Birthdate: May 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Nia Jax is a professional wrestler signed to World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). A former WWE Raw Women's Champion, Nia Jax has been an important member of WWE's women's division since 2018. Nicknamed The Irresistible Force because of her speed and size, Jax has often been criticized for causing unintentional injuries to her colleagues while performing risky moves on the ring.

 43 Maia Mitchell

Maia Mitchell.
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Australian actor Maia Mitchell is known as Brittany from the series Mortified and as Natasha from Trapped. She is also popular as Callie Adams Foster from The Fosters and its sequel, Good Trouble, and as McKenzie from the Teen Beach film franchise. She has also collaborated on the song Magic.

 44 Julia Gillard

Julia Gillard.
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Famous As: Former Prime Minister of Australia
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barry, Vale of Glamorgan
Julia Gillard was the Australian prime minister from 2010 to 2013. She became the first lady prime minister, deputy prime minister, and leader of a political party in Australia. She has also held other significant positions, such as the minister of education. She has now devoted her life to academics.

 45 Rachael Taylor

Rachael Taylor
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor
Birthdate: July 11, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Launceston

 46 Essie Davis

Essie Davis.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Hobart, Tasmania

Essie Davis is an Australian singer and actress best known for playing Phryne Fisher in the drama television series, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries. Over the years, Davis has enjoyed considerable success in the Australian entertainment industry. She has received several prestigious awards, such as the Australian Film Institute Award and AACTA Award.

 47 Deborra-Lee Furness

Deborra-Lee Furness.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Australia

Deborra-Lee Furness is an Australian actress and wife of actor Hugh Jackman. Furness, who has adopted two children, has touched the lives of many other orphans by streamlining international adoptions and creating National Adoption Awareness Week to help make adoption procedures easier. Her work in adoption campaigning earned her the New South Wales Australian of the Year title in 2014.

 48 Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery.
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Poppy Montgomery is an Australian-American actress best known for playing FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular police procedural drama TV series, Without a Trace. Quite an adventurer, Montgomery dropped out of school at age 15 to pursue a career in stage acting. She moved to the US at age 18 and went on to establish herself as an actress.

 49 Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley
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Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: October 11, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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.

 50 Dannii Minogue

Dannii Minogue
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model, Songwriter
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne

Australia is a developed nation where women play a role as important as the men in nation building. Catherine Helen Spence became Australia’s first female political candidate while Edith Cowan was the first woman elected to an Australian parliament. Australian women be it the aviator Maude Bonney, the doctor Dame Jean Macnamara, or  Louise Mack, the first female war correspondent, have always been ahead of their counterparts in other countries. Australians have always been brilliant at sports as the nation’s first female Olympians Fanny Durack and Mina Wylie did their country proud, as did Evonne Goolagong Cawley, who was one of the world’s top tennis players during the 1970s. Scroll for more information on famous Australian women.