Australian Celebrities Born In January

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Liam Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Known for His Role in 'The Hunger Games' Film Series and 'Independence Day: Resurgence')
Liam Hemsworth
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Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor and has starred in Hollywood films like The Last Song, Independence Day: Resurgence, Empire State, The Hunger Games, Isn't It Romantic and Killerman. He has been in the news for his relationship with singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus. Luke and Chris, his older brothers, are also actors.

 2 
Michael Hutchence
(Lead Singer and Lyricist of the Rock Band 'INXS')
Michael Hutchence
88
Birthdate: January 22, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Died: November 22, 1997

Michael Hutchence, co-founder of the Australian rock band INXS, was known for his wild lifestyle, his affairs with celebrities, and his history of drug abuse. He was named to News.com’s list of the 15 greatest Australian singers of all time but unfortunately died by suicide in a Sydney hotel room.

 3 
Calum Hood
(Bassist & Social Media Star)
Calum Hood
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 24, 1996
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Calum Hood is best known as part of the Australian pop-rock group 5 Seconds of Summer, which has delivered hits such as She Looks So Perfect. He has also written songs for artists such as Makeout. He quit his plans of pursuing a soccer career to venture into music.

 4 
Malcolm Young
(Musician)
Malcolm Young
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland
Died: November 18, 2017

Malcolm Young was an Australian musician. He is credited with co-founding the popular rock band AC/DC. He is also credited with popularizing the band and was described by many as the leader and the driving force of the band. Widely regarded as one of the best rhythm guitarists ever, Young was a leading exponent of rhythm guitar in rock music.

 5 
Essie Davis
(Actress)
Essie Davis
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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.

 6 
Angourie Rice
(Actress)
Angourie Rice
68
Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
 7 
Kevin Parker
(Rock Musician Known for his Musical Project 'Tame Impala')
Kevin Parker
12
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Kevin Parker is an Australian musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer. He is credited with founding the psychedelic music project, Tame Impala. Over the years, Parker has won several prestigious awards, such as a Brit Award and ARIA Music Awards

 8 
Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: August 29, 1942

Bruce Kingsbury was an Australian soldier best remembered for his efforts during the Second World War. Kingsbury lost his life while counter-attacking the Japanese forces during the Battle of Isurava. Kingsbury's counter-attack proved beneficial for the Australians and his bravery during the battle was honored with the Victoria Cross. 

 9 
Orianthi
(Australian Musician and Guitarist Known for His Association With Alice Cooper and Michael Jackson)
Orianthi
18
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 22, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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. 

 10 
Isabel Lucas
(Actor, Model)
Isabel Lucas
14
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne

Best known for her award-winning role of Tasha Andrews in the Australian series Home and Away, model-actor Isabel Lucas later gained international fame as Alice from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She is an environmental activist, too, and has also represented causes such as breast cancer awareness.

 11 
Rod Taylor
(Australian Actor Known for His Films: ‘The Time Machine’, ‘One Hundred and One Dalmatians’ and ‘Inglourious Basterds’)
Rod Taylor
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Birthdate: January 11, 1930
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Lidcombe, Australia
Died: January 7, 2015
Australian actor Rod Taylor is best remembered for his roles in films such as Time Machine, The Birds, and Zabriskie Point. He also voiced Pongo in the 1961 film One Hundred and One Dalmatians and appeared on stage, too. His final film role was as Winston Churchill in Inglourious Basterds
 12 
Paul Keating
(Former Prime Minister of Australia (1991 - 1996))
Paul Keating
6
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 18, 1944
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Darlinghurst, Australia

Paul Keating is an Australian politician who served as the 24th Prime Minister of Australia and was in the office from 1991 to 1996. He previously served as the deputy prime minister of Australia and the treasurer of Australia. His tenure as the prime minister witnessed the enactment of the landmark Native Title Act to enshrine Indigenous land rights.

 13 
Edmund Barton
(1st Prime Minister of Australia)
Edmund Barton
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: January 18, 1849
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glebe, Australia
Died: January 7, 1920

The first prime minister of Australia, Edmund Barton had also been a senior judge at the High Court of Australia. The federation movement leader was also a major force behind the drafting of the constitution of his country. After rejecting the knighthood thrice, he finally accepted the honor in 1902.

 14 
Wengie
(Chinese Australian YouTuber, Vlogger and Pop Singer)
Wengie
12
Listed In: YouTubers
Birthdate: January 9, 1986
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Guangzhou, Guangdong, China

Chinese-Australian YouTuber Wengie has earned a phenomenally huge fan base on YouTube with her DIY, beauty, fashion, and prank videos. She has also experimented with music, releasing tracks such as Baby Believe Me. She also manages a channel that is exclusively dedicated to content related to her two cats. 

 15 
John Curtin
(14th Prime Minister of Australia (1941 - 1945))
John Curtin
13
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 8, 1885
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Creswick, Australia
Died: July 5, 1945

Born to Irish immigrants, John Curtin had witnessed working-class uprisings in his younger days, which led him to join Australia’s Labour Movement. He was the only Australian prime minister with a Western Australian seat. The strenuous job of leading his country during World War II affected his health.

 16 
Cody Simpson
(Australian swimmer, Actor and Singer-songwriter)
Cody Simpson
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 11, 1997
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
Apart from releasing three pop albums, Australian singer/actor Cody Simpson has also acted in the film The Smiley Face Killers and a Broadway musical. A Part of USC's Trojan Swim Elite team, he has qualified for the trials of the 100m butterfly event of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
 17 
Madeleine Madden
(First teenager who delivered a speech on the future of Indigenous Australians)
Madeleine Madden
7
Birthdate: January 29, 1997
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Australia

Actor Madeleine Madden is also the great-granddaughter of Australian Aboriginal leader Hetty Perkins and the granddaughter of soccer player Charles Perkins. At 13, she made waves as the first Australian teen to deliver an address to the nation. She made her Hollywood debut with Dora and the Lost City of Gold.  

 18 
Graham Kerr
(Chef Known for His Television Cooking Show ‘The Galloping Gourmet')
Graham Kerr
1
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: January 22, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: London, England
 19 
Jai Waetford
(Singer, Actor)
Jai Waetford
6
Birthdate: January 25, 1999
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Campbelltown, New South Wales, Australia

Australian singer Jai Waetford, best known for his hit single Your Eyes, came under the spotlight after his stint on The X Factor Australia. After his father abandoned the family when Waetford was a child, he was raised by his mother. A self-taught guitarist, too, he writes his own music.

 20 
Paul Kelly
(Singer)
Paul Kelly
5
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 21 
Daryl Braithwaite
(Singer)
Daryl Braithwaite
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
 22 
Leonard Siffleet
(Australian Commando of World War II)
Leonard Siffleet
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: January 14, 1916
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gunnedah, Australia
Died: October 24, 1943

Australian special operations soldier Leonard Siffleet was an avid sports lover in his youth. Although rejected from the police force due to poor vision, he made it to the army. He went down in history for being brutally beheaded by the Japanese army, a photograph of which was later retrieved by American soldiers.

 23 
Anthony LaPaglia
(Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Television Series Drama)
Anthony LaPaglia
5
Birthdate: January 31, 1959
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 24 
Germaine Greer
14
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian author and feminist Germaine Greer made headlines with her first book, The Female Eunuch, which focused on female sexuality. Greer’s career boasts of a PhD in literature, and she has also taught at the University of Warwick and other institutes. She was later named an Australian National Living Treasure.

 25 
David Berry
(Actor)
David Berry
1
Birthdate: January 18, 1984
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada
 26 
Ryan Corr
(Actor, Film actor)
Ryan Corr
3
Birthdate: January 15, 1989
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Melbourne
 27 
Albert Jacka
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Albert Jacka
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 10, 1893
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Winchelsea
Died: January 17, 1932

Albert Jacka was the first Australian to be decorated with the Victoria Cross during the First World War. He enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force as a young man and fought in the Gallipoli Campaign during the First World War. He became a businessman after the conclusion of the war but never recovered fully from his wartime injuries.  

 28 
Mitchell Starc
(Australian International Cricketer)
Mitchell Starc
10
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 30, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Baulkham Hills, Australia

Mitchell Starc is an Australian international cricketer. He plays for the Australian national team in international cricket and New South Wales in domestic cricket. Primarily a left-arm fast bowler, he is also a capable lower-order left-handed batsman. He was part of the Australian squad that won the 2015 Cricket World Cup. He is married to fellow cricketer Alyssa Healy. 

 29 
Ian Frazer
(Australian scientist)
Ian Frazer
2
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: January 6, 1953
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Glasgow, Scotland

Ian Frazer is an immunologist who is credited with developing the technology behind the HPV vaccine. He is also credited with founding the Translational Research Institute, which aims at transforming scientific discoveries into useful applications for practice. Over the years, Frazer has received several prestigious awards, including the Australian Biotechnology Award.     

 30 
Sir John Eccles
(Australian Neurophysiologist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on the Synapse)
Sir John Eccles
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: May 2, 1997

Sir John Eccles was a philosopher and neurophysiologist whose services to physiological research earned him the title of Knight Bachelor in 1958. His work on the synapse earned him the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine, which he shared with Alan Lloyd Hodgkin and Andrew Huxley in 1963. The same year, he also received the Australian of the Year Award.

 31 
Greg Page
(Singer)
Greg Page
3
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 16, 1972
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 32 
Alexa Curtis
(Australian Singer, Songwriter and Actress)
Alexa Curtis
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: January 4, 2004
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia
 33 
Callan McAuliffe
(known for the roles as Bryce Losi in Flipped and Sam Goode in I Am Number Four.)
Callan McAuliffe
5
Birthdate: January 24, 1995
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 34 
Adam Goodes
(Former Australian Rules Footballer)
Adam Goodes
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Wallaroo, Australia
 35 
Lawrence Hargrave
(Inventor & Explorer)
Lawrence Hargrave
2
Birthdate: January 29, 1850
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Greenwich
Died: July 14, 1915
Australian aeronautical engineer Lawrence Hargrave is best remembered for inventing the box kite, or the cellular kite. He went on several expeditions at sea before devoting himself to aeronautics. His initial monoplane models were built after detailed research on the flight of insects and birds.
 36 
Catherine Martin
(costume designer, film producer, scenographer)
Catherine Martin
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: January 26, 1965
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Lindfield

Australian costume and set designer Catherine Martin is best known for her double Academy Award-winning work in both Moulin Rouge! and The Great Gatsby, making her a 4-time Oscar winner. She also won a Tony for La Boheme. She is married to director-producer Baz Luhrmann, whom she had met in college.

 37 
Craig Horner
(Television actor, Actor, Film actor)
Craig Horner
0
Birthdate: January 24, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Brisbane
 38 
Maddison Inglis
(Australian Tennis Player)
Maddison Inglis
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 14, 1998
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
 39 
Mary MacKillop
(Australian Religious Sister Who Has Been Declared a Saint By the Catholic Church)
Mary MacKillop
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Birthdate: January 15, 1842
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Australia
Died: August 8, 1909

Mary MacKillop, the first Australian to be made a saint by the Catholic Church, was born to poor Scottish immigrants and had taken up the reins of her family at age 14. She got a pedophile priest dismissed and is thus revered as a patron saint of sexual abuse victims.

 40 
Rove McManus
(Television presenter)
Rove McManus
3
Birthdate: January 21, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Perth

Australian TV and radio host Rove McManus soared to fame with the show Rove and now also co-owns the TV production company Roving Enterprises. He is also a kangaroo breeder and co-owns a steakhouse too. Fans also know him for the catchphrase “Say hi to your mom for me.”

 41 
Courtney Eaton
(Model & Actress Known for Her Films: 'Line of Duty', 'Mad Max: Fury Road' and 'Gods of Egypt')
Courtney Eaton
8
Birthdate: January 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bunbury, Australia

Australian model and actress, Courtney Eaton, began modeling as a teenager, after being spotted by Christine Fox, head of Vivien's Models. She also participated in an acting workshop during her initial years as a model. As a young woman, she has appeared in many films, including the action-thriller In The Line Of Duty! and teen romance Status Update. 

 42 
Grace Huang
(Actress best known for her role as the Gemini Female in the RZA directed martial arts film, The Man with the Iron Fists)
Grace Huang
0
Birthdate: January 26, 1983
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Taiwan
 43 
Arthur Morris
(One of Australia’s Greatest Left-Handed Batsmen)
Arthur Morris
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 19, 1922
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bondi, Australia
Died: August 22, 2015
 44 
John Hopoate
(Former Professional Rugby League Player and Boxer)
John Hopoate
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 16, 1974
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Nuku'alofa, Tonga

John Hopoate is an Australian retired boxer and rugby league player. From 2008 to 2009, he held the Australian heavyweight boxing champion. As a rugby player, Hopoate was banned for 10 years and became known as the most suspended player in the history of the modern era. He is best known for his involvement in sport controversies and personal life.

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Ivan Glasenberg
(Business executive known as former CEO of Glencore)
Ivan Glasenberg
4
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: January 7, 1957
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

While Ivan Glasenberg initially excelled in sports and even went on to become a national race-walking champion for South Africa and Israel, he later earned a business degree and began trading coal in Australia, becoming Australia’s fifth-richest man in 2015. He then took over as the CEO of Glencore and moved to Switzerland.

 46 
Apostolos Giannou
(Greek-Australian Professional Footballer Who Plays as a Forward)
Apostolos Giannou
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: January 25, 1990
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Naousa, Greece

Apostolos Giannou is a Greek-Australian football player who currently represents the Australia men's national soccer team. He has also played for various clubs, including AEK Larnaca with which he won the Cypriot Cup during the 2017–18 season.

 47 
Simon Taufel
(Former Australian Cricket Umpire)
Simon Taufel
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
 48 
Pat Dodson
(Senator for Western Australia)
Pat Dodson
0
Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: January 29, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Broome, Australia

Patrick Dodson is an Australian politician who has been serving as the Senator for Western Australia since 2016. A Yawuru man, Dodson is best known for his association with the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation, where he has served as chairman. In 2008, he was honored with the prestigious Sydney Peace Prize. In 2009, he was awarded the John Curtin Medal.

 49 
Wil Anderson
(Stand-Up Comedian, Writer, and Broadcaster)
Wil Anderson
1
Birthdate: January 31, 1974
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sale, Victoria, Australia
 50 
Dena Kaplan
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)
Dena Kaplan
1
Birthdate: January 20, 1989
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Johannesburg