Read on to discover more about the most famous and influential people from Australia.

Australians may come across to the world as fun loving people who like to lounge on the sunny beaches all day long, but don’t be misled by the externalities. They may love to enjoy themselves, but work always comes first; otherwise Australia would not count among the wealthiest nations in the world! The nation also boasts of a high living standard and is among the world leaders in health, education and economic freedom. None of these would have been possible had it not been for the dedication and resourcefulness of Australians who have worked hard to make their country such a wonderful place to live in.

Ruby RoseRuby Rose
(Model)

20 March 1986

Melbourne

Pisces

Malcolm TurnbullMalcolm Turnbull
(Journalist, Politician, Entrepreneur, Lawyer, Investment Banker)

24 October 1954

Sydney, Australia

Scorpio

Rose ByrneRose Byrne
(Actress)

24 July 1979

Balmain, Sydney, Australia

Leo

Iggy AzaleaIggy Azalea
(Rapper)

07 June 1990

Sydney, Australia

Gemini

Rebel WilsonRebel Wilson
(Actress)

02 March 1980

Sydney, Australia

Pisces

Chris HemsworthChris Hemsworth
(Actor)

11 August 1983

Melbourne, Australia

Leo

Heath LedgerHeath Ledger
(Actor)

04 April 1979

22 January 2008

Perth

Aries

Margot RobbieMargot Robbie
(Actress)

02 July 1990

Dalby, Australia

Cancer

Liam HemsworthLiam Hemsworth
(Actor)

13 January 1990

Melbourne

Capricorn

Nicole KidmanNicole Kidman
(Actress)

20 June 1967

Honolulu

Gemini

Yvonne StrahovskiYvonne Strahovski
(Actress)

30 July 1982

Werrington Downs, Sydney, Australia

Leo

Hugh JackmanHugh Jackman
(Actor, Producer)

12 October 1968

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Libra

Phoebe TonkinPhoebe Tonkin
(Actresses)

12 July 1989

Sydney, Australia

Cancer

Delta GoodremDelta Goodrem
(Singer)

09 November 1984

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Scorpio

Kylie MinogueKylie Minogue
(Singer-Songwriter and Actress)

28 May 1968

Melbourne

Gemini

Troye SivanTroye Sivan
(Actor/Singer/Songwriter)

05 June 1995

Johannesburg, South Africa

Gemini

Steve IrwinSteve Irwin
(Television Personality)

22 February 1962

04 September 2006

Essendon

Pisces

Rupert MurdochRupert Murdoch
(Business magnate)

11 March 1931

Melbourne

Pisces

Portia de RossiPortia de Rossi
(Actor, Writer, Model)

31 January 1973

Horsham, Victoria, Australia

Aquarius

Brenton ThwaitesBrenton Thwaites
(Film Actor)

10 August 1989

Cairns, Australia

Leo

Naomi WattsNaomi Watts
(Actress)

28 September 1968

Shoreham

Libra

Tony AbbottTony Abbott
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

04 November 1957

London, United Kingdom

Scorpio

Miranda KerrMiranda Kerr
(Model)

20 April 1983

Sydney

Aries

Kyrie IrvingKyrie Irving
(Basketball Player)

23 March 1992

Melbourne, Australia

Aries

Essie DavisEssie Davis
(Actress)

07 January 1970

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Capricorn

Julian AssangeJulian Assange
(Computer programmer)

03 July 1971

Townsville

Cancer

Tammy HembrowTammy Hembrow
(Instagram star, fitness mentor)

22 April 1994

Gold Coast, Australia

Taurus

Luke Hemsworth Luke Hemsworth
(Actor)

05 November 1981

Melbourne, Australia

Scorpio

Keith UrbanKeith Urban
(Musician)

26 October 1967

Whangarei, New Zealand

Scorpio

Nick CaveNick Cave
(Singer-songwriter)

22 September 1957

Warracknabeal

Virgo

Terence TaoTerence Tao
(Mathematician)

17 July 1975

Adelaide, Australia

Cancer

Angus YoungAngus Young
(Co-founder & Lead Guitarist of the Hard Rock Band, AC/DC)

31 March 1955

Glasgow

Aries

Nick VujicicNick Vujicic
(Evangelist)

04 December 1982

Melbourne

Sagittarius

Cody SimpsonCody Simpson
(Musician, Singer, song writer, actor, dancer)

11 January 1997

Queensland, Australia

Capricorn

Errol FlynnErrol Flynn
(Actor)

20 June 1909

14 October 1959

Hobart

Gemini

Bon ScottBon Scott

09 July 1946

19 February 1980

Forfar

Cancer

Germaine GreerGermaine Greer
(Australian writer)

29 January 1939

Melbourne

Aquarius

Malcolm YoungMalcolm Young
(Musician)

06 January 1953

Glasgow

Capricorn

Anusha DandekarAnusha Dandekar
(VJ, Actress, Model)

09 January 1982

Khartoum, Sudan

Capricorn

Natalie ImbrugliaNatalie Imbruglia
(Singer-songwriter)

04 February 1975

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

Peter SingerPeter Singer
(Philosopher)

06 July 1946

Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cancer

Rolf HarrisRolf Harris
(Entertainer)

30 March 1930

Bassendean

Aries

Sia Kate Isobelle FurlerSia
(Singer-Songwriter)

18 December 1975

Adelaide, Australia

Sagittarius

Gough WhitlamGough Whitlam
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

11 July 1916

21 October 2014

Kew Vic

Cancer

P L TraversP. L. Travers
(Writer & Journalist)

09 August 1899

23 April 1996

Maryborough, Queensland, Australia

Leo

Julia GillardJulia Gillard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

29 September 1961

Barry, Vale of Glamorgan

Libra

Rick SpringfieldRick Springfield
(Singer)

23 August 1949

Guildford, New South Wales, Australia

Leo

Maia MitchellMaia Mitchell
(Actor, Social media personality)

18 August 1993

Lismore, New South Wales, Australia

Leo

Jai WaetfordJai Waetford
(Singer, Actor)

25 January 1999

Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

Aquarius

 Barry HumphriesBarry Humphries
(Comedian, Actor)

17 February 1934

Kew, Melbourne, Australia

Aquarius

John Howard John Howard
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

26 July 1939

Sydney, Australia

Leo

Mark WebberMark Webber
(Racing driver)

27 August 1976

Queanbeyan

Virgo

Cathy FreemanCathy Freeman
(Sprinter)

16 February 1973

Slade Point, Mackay, Queensland

Aquarius

WengieWengie
(YouTuber)

09 January 1986

Guangzhou, China

Capricorn

Jessica MauboyJessica Mauboy
(Singer, Actress)

04 August 1989

Darwin

Leo

Otto PremingerOtto Preminger
(Director)

05 December 1905

23 April 1986

Vyzhnytsia, Ukraine

Sagittarius

Peter FinchPeter Finch
(Actor)

28 September 1916

14 January 1977

South Kensington, London, United Kingdom

Libra

Harold HoltHarold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

05 August 1908

17 December 1967

Stanmore

Leo

Anthony MundineAnthony Mundine
(Professional Boxer)

21 May 1975

Newtown

Taurus

Bob HawkeBob Hawke
(23rd Prime Minister of Australia)

09 December 1929

Bordertown

Sagittarius

Paul KeatingPaul Keating

18 January 1944

Sydney

Capricorn

Jess ConteJess Conte
(YouTuber, Vlogger, Singer & Beauty Guru.)

23 July 1996

Brisbane,Australia

Cancer

Robert MenziesRobert Menzies
(12th Prime Minister of Australia)

20 December 1894

15 May 1978

Jeparit

Sagittarius

Banjo PatersonBanjo Paterson
(Poet)

17 February 1864

05 February 1941

Orange

Aquarius

Gina RinehartGina Rinehart
(Mining Heiress)

09 February 1954

Perth

Aquarius

Mary MacKillopMary MacKillop
(Nun)

15 January 1842

08 August 1909

New South Wales

Capricorn

Peter GarrettPeter Garrett
(Member of the Australian House of Representatives)

16 April 1953

Wahroonga

Aries

Rod LaverRod Laver
(Tennis player)

09 August 1938

Rockhampton

Leo

Pat RafterPat Rafter
(Tennis Player)

28 December 1972

Mount Isa

Capricorn

Douglas MawsonDouglas Mawson
(Explorer, Geologist)

05 May 1882

14 October 1958

Shipley

Taurus

Helmut NewtonHelmut Newton
(Fashion Photographer)

31 October 1920

23 January 2004

Berlin

Scorpio

Pauline HansonPauline Hanson
(Former Member of the Australian Parliament)

27 May 1954

Brisbane

Gemini

Edmund BartonEdmund Barton
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)

18 January 1849

07 January 1920

Glebe

Capricorn

Gregory John NormanGreg Norman
(Australian Golfer)

10 February 1955

Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia

Aquarius

Barry MarshallBarry Marshall

30 September 1951

Kalgoorlie, Western Australia

Libra

Percy GraingerPercy Grainger
(Musician, Composer, arranger and pianist)

08 July 1882

20 February 1961

Brighton

Cancer

David UnaiponDavid Unaipon
(Preacher)

28 September 1872

07 February 1967

South Australia

Libra

Clive PalmerClive Palmer
(Australian Politician)

26 March 1954

Melbourne

Aries

Elizabeth BlackburnElizabeth Blackburn

26 November 1948

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia

Sagittarius

Nellie MelbaNellie Melba
(Opera Singer)

19 May 1861

23 February 1931

Richmond

Taurus

John MonashJohn Monash
(Civil engineer)

27 June 1865

08 October 1931

Melbourne

Cancer

Howard FloreyHoward Florey
(Pathologist and Pharmacologist)

24 September 1898

21 February 1968

Adelaide, Australia

Libra

John CurtinJohn Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia)

08 January 1885

05 July 1945

Creswick

Capricorn

Patrick WhitePatrick White
(Australian Writer)

28 May 1912

30 September 1990

Knightsbridge, London, England

Gemini

Judith Wright Judith Wright
(Australian Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)

31 May 1915

26 June 2000

Armidale

Gemini

Victor ChangVictor Chang
(Surgeon)

21 November 1936

04 July 1991

Shanghai

Scorpio

Henry LawsonHenry Lawson
(Writer)

17 June 1867

02 September 1922

Grenfell

Gemini

John Villiers FarrowJohn Farrow
(Film Director, Producer, Screenwriter)

10 February 1904

27 January 1963

Sydney, Australia

Aquarius

Albert NamatjiraAlbert Namatjira
(Artist)

28 July 1902

08 August 1959

Hermannsburg

Leo

Alexa CurtisAlexa Curtis
(Singer)

04 January 2004

Gold Coast, Australia

Capricorn

Mal MeningaMal Meninga
(Coach)

08 July 1960

Bundaberg

Cancer

Slim DustySlim Dusty
(Singer, Songwriter, Guitarist)

13 June 1927

19 September 2003

Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia

Gemini

Penny WongPenny Wong
(Australian Senator)

05 November 1968

Kota Kinabalu

Scorpio

Henry ParkesHenry Parkes
(Politician)

27 May 1815

27 April 1896

Canley

Gemini

Dawn FraserDawn Fraser
(Swimmer)

04 September 1937

Balmain

Virgo

V. Gordon ChildeV. Gordon Childe
(Archaeologist and Philologist)

14 April 1892

19 October 1957

Sydney

Aries

Julia ZemiroJulia Zemiro
(Television presenter)

14 April 1967

Aix-en-Provence

Aries

Charles Kingsford SmithCharles Kingsford Smith
(Aviator)

09 February 1897

08 November 1935

Hamilton

Aquarius

Lionel RoseLionel Rose
(Boxer)

21 June 1948

08 May 2011

Warragul

Gemini

A major player in the world economy, Australia’s contributions to the world in the fields of science and technology, literature, politics, and sports have been immense. The nation has given birth to several Nobel laureates like Howard Florey, Patrick White and Barry Marshall who have enriched the world in no small way. In fact, Australia has produced a remarkable number of Nobel laureates given her small population. When we talk of Australia, how can we forget cricket—and the Australians who have ruled the game? Read on to discover more about famous Australians.

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