Australian Celebrities Born In May

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Cate Blanchett
(One of the Finest and Most Versatile Actresses of Her Generation)
Cate Blanchett
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Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ivanhoe, 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.

 2 
Kylie Minogue
(Her Single 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' Became One of The Most Successful Singles of The 2000s)
Kylie Minogue
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Listed In: Singers
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.

 3 
Gotye
(Founding Member of The Melbourne Indie-Pop Trio 'The Basics')
Gotye
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Belgian-born Australian singer Gotye initially formed the indie-pop group The Basics. The three-time Grammy-winning artist has also had a successful solo career and is best known for his Billboard-topping track Somebody That I Used to Know, which made him the fifth Australian artist to top the Billboard charts.
 4 
Scott Morrison
(30th Prime Minister of Australia (2018 – 2022))
Scott Morrison
69
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 13, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

Scott Morrison served as the 30th prime minister of Australia between 2018 and 2022. He led his coalition to an unexpected victory in the 2019 election. Morrison's term witnessed increased tension between China and Australia. He was criticised for failure to adequately address climate change in Australia. His coalition was defeated in 2022 election and subsequently he resigned as the leader of the Liberal Party.

 5 
Dianne Buswell
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Listed In: Dancers
Birthdate: May 6, 1989
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Bunbury

Dianne Buswell is an Australian dancer best known for showcasing her dancing skills in the popular British TV show, Strictly Come Dancing. After starting her training in ballroom dance at the age of four, Dianne Buswell began participating in shows like So You Think You Can Dance Australia, Burn the Floor, and Dancing with the Stars.

 6 
Caitlin Stasey
(For her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours)
Caitlin Stasey
10
Birthdate: May 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
 7 
Miriam Margolyes
(Actress)
Miriam Margolyes
36
Birthdate: May 18, 1941
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Oxford, England
 8 
Anthony Field
(Musician, best known as a leader of the children's group the Wiggles and a member of the 1980s and 1990s pop band the Cockroaches)
Anthony Field
9
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 8, 1963
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Kellyville, Australia
 9 
Leo Sayer
(singer-songwriter)
Leo Sayer
8
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Shoreham-by-Sea, Sussex, England
 10 
Anthony Mundine
(Former Professional Boxer Who Held the WBA and Super-Middleweight Titles)
Anthony Mundine
8
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 21, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Newtown, Australia

Anthony Mundine is an Australian former rugby league footballer and former professional boxer. He competed from 2000 to 2021 as a boxer and held championship titles, such as the WBA super-middleweight title, the IBO middleweight title, and the WBA interim super-welterweight title. Before becoming a boxer, Mundine was a popular figure in the National Rugby League (NRL). 

 11 
Nicky Whelan
(Actor, Model)
Nicky Whelan
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Birthdate: May 10, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Victoria

Best known as Pepper Steiger from the Australian soap Neighbours, Nicky Whelan is the granddaughter of Victorian Football League player Marcus Whelan. She has also been part of films such as Hall Pass and Halloween II. She is well-versed in boxing and Brazilian jiu-jitsu, too.

 12 
Nellie Melba
(Opera Singer)
Nellie Melba
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 19, 1861
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Richmond
Died: February 23, 1931

Nellie Melba was an Australian singer. One of the most popular singers of the early 20th century, Melba was the first Australian classical musician to achieve international recognition. Also known for her charity work during the First World War, Nellie Melba was made Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1918.

 13 
Socratis Otto
4
Birthdate: May 5, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney

Born to Greek immigrants, Australian actor Socratis Otto is a NIDA alumnus. He is best known as Maxine Conway from Wentworth and as Charles Darwin from the docudrama Darwin's Brave New World. He has also directed the series Homespun. He has also appeared in movies such as The Matrix Reloaded.

 14 
Holly Valance
(Actress Known for Playing ‘Flick Scully’ in the Australian Soap Opera ‘Neighbours’)
Holly Valance
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Birthdate: May 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia

Born to a Serbian musician/model father and a British model mother, Holly Valance first gained fame as Felicity Scully in the Australian soap opera Neighbours. She later created a sensation in the world of pop, with hits such as Kiss Kiss. She now co-owns The Candy Foundation with her husband, Nick Candy.

 15 
Jonathan Hyde
(Actor)
Jonathan Hyde
5
Birthdate: May 21, 1948
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia
 16 
Henry Parkes
(7th Premier of New South Wales)
Henry Parkes
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 27, 1815
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canley, Coventry, England
Died: April 27, 1896

Henry Parkes was a politician who served as the premier of the Colony of New South Wales. Serving at different time periods throughout the 1870s and 1880s, Parkes was the longest non-consecutive premier in the Colony of New South Wales history. Considered the Father of Federation, Parkes was described as the most commanding figure in Australian politics by The Times.

 17 
Phil Rudd
(Drummer, best known as the drummer of AC/DC across three stints)
Phil Rudd
11
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 18 
Nicholas Hamilton
10
Birthdate: May 4, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Lismore, New South Wales

Australian actor-singer Nicholas Hamilton is best known as Rellian from Captain Fantastic and as Henry Bowers from It and its sequel. The openly gay actor has also won a Tropfest Short Film Festival award for the short film Time. He later gained fame with his single Different Year.

 19 
Douglas Mawson
(Explorer, Geologist)
Douglas Mawson
2
Birthdate: May 5, 1882
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Shipley
Died: October 14, 1958

Douglas Mawson was an Australian Antarctic explorer, geologist, and academic. Counted among the most important leaders of the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration, Mawson was honored with a knighthood in 1914. Best remembered for his contribution to Australian geology, Mawson was featured on the Australian one-hundred-dollar note from 1984 to 1996.

 20 
John Meillon
(Actor)
John Meillon
10
Birthdate: May 1, 1934
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mosman, Australia
Died: August 11, 1989
 21 
Claudia Karvan
(Film actress)
Claudia Karvan
5
Birthdate: May 19, 1972
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney
Having a Greek stepfather who owned a popular nightclub exposed Claudia Karvan to glitz and glamor quite early in life. The Australian actor had her first stint with acting as a child and grew up to star in films such as The Heartbreak Kid. She is a yoga lover, too.
 22 
Kelly Gale
(Model)
Kelly Gale
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: May 14, 1995
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gothenburg, Sweden

Kelly Gale is a Swedish-Australian model best known for her association with Playboy, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, and Victoria's Secret. In September 2016, she was chosen as the Playboy Playmate of the Month. One of the most popular Swedish models of her generation, Kelly Gale has walked runways for famous designers like Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Jean Paul Gaultier.

 23 
Ada Nicodemou
(Hosted reality series Please Marry My Boy)
Ada Nicodemou
4
Birthdate: May 14, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Carlton, New South Wales, Australia
 24 
Gina Riley
(Australian Comedian and Actor Who Co-Created the Sitcom Kath & Kim)
Gina Riley
2
Birthdate: May 6, 1961
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Australian comedian, actor, writer, and singer Gina Riley is best known for her sketch shows such as Fast Forward and Full Frontal. She soared to fame with the sitcom Kath & Kim, which she co-created, and has also appeared in musical theater. She is a breast cancer survivor.

 25 
Nell Campbell
(actor, singer)
Nell Campbell
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Birthdate: May 24, 1953
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney
 26 
Michael Bevan
(Former Australian Cricketer)
Michael Bevan
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 8, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Belconnen, Australia
 27 
Bella Heathcote
(Australian Actress and Model)
Bella Heathcote
3
Birthdate: May 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Best known for her roles in series such as Strange Angel and The Man In The High Castle, Australian actor Bella Heathcote has also appeared in movies such as Fifty Shades Darker and Dark Shadows. She fond of men’s fashion and loves collecting skulls and lava lamps as a hobby.

 28 
Judith Wright
(Poet, Environmentalist, Campaigner for Aboriginal Land Rights)
Judith Wright
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Listed In: Activists
Birthdate: May 31, 1915
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Armidale, Australia
Died: June 25, 2000

Judith Wright was an Australian environmentalist, poet, and campaigner for Indigenous land rights. Wright is credited with founding one of the earliest environmental conservation movements in Australia. Best remembered for her poetry skills, Judith Wright won the prestigious Christopher Brennan Award in 1976. In 1991, she was honored with the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry.

 29 
Tommy Emmanuel
(Australian Guitarist)
Tommy Emmanuel
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 31, 1955
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Muswellbrook, Australia

Tommy Emmanuel is an Australian guitarist. He started early, becoming a professional musician at the age of six! He initially played with his family band. After the death of his father, he became a part of country music star Buddy Williams’ band. As a young man, he played for many bands and also pursued a solo career. 

 30 
Clare Bowen
(Actress Best Known for Her Role as 'Scarlett O’Connor' in the ABC/CMT Television Series 'Nashville')
Clare Bowen
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Birthdate: May 12, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: South Coast, Australia
 Australian actress Clare Bowen is best known for her role as Scarlett O'Connor in the musical-drama television series Nashville. Bowen appeared as the female lead in the Australian drama film The Combination in 2009 and has enjoyed a flourishing career in film, theatre, and television. She also guest-starred in the TV series The Cut, Gangs of Oz, Chandon Pictures and Home and Away
 
 31 
John Newcombe
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
John Newcombe
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 23, 1944
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 32 
Lauren Jackson
(Australian Professional Basketball Player Who Played as Power Forward)
Lauren Jackson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Albury, Australia
 33 
Pat Cash
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Pat Cash
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Pat Cash is an Australian retired tennis player renowned for popularizing the act of climbing into the stands to celebrate. The celebration, which has been carried on as a tradition, was first showcased by Cash in 1987 when he won the men's singles championship title at Wimbledon. Cash was also part of the Davis Cup-winning team in 1983 and 1986.

 34 
Penny Taylor
(Australian Retired Professional Basketball player)
Penny Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

In her 19-year stint as a basketball player, Penny Taylor has mostly represented the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals as part of the Australian women’s national team. Though she had a heterosexual marriage earlier, she is now openly lesbian and married to fellow basketball player Diana Taurasi.

 35 
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
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

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.

 36 
Erin McNaught
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Music critic)
Erin McNaught
3
Birthdate: May 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Canberra

Erin McNaught is an Australian actress, model, television personality, and presenter. McNaught achieved both fame and notoriety when she represented Australia in the 2006 Miss Universe competition where she was one of the most controversial participants. Over the years, Erin McNaught has also taken part in charity campaigns, such as UK's Fashion Targets Breast Cancer.

 37 
Frank Thring
(Australian Actor and Theatre Director)
Frank Thring
3
Birthdate: May 11, 1926
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: December 29, 1994
 38 
Christopher Doyle
(Cinematographer)
Christopher Doyle
1
Birthdate: May 2, 1952
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 39 
Minjee Lee
(Australian Professional Golfer)
Minjee Lee
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1996
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
 40 
Tabrett Bethell
(Actress)
Tabrett Bethell
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Birthdate: May 13, 1981
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 41 
Jo Beth Taylor
(Singer)
Jo Beth Taylor
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Birthdate: May 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth

Best known as the host of shows such as Australia's Funniest Home Video Show, Jo Beth Taylor had stepped into showbiz as a singer at age 5. She quit her career abruptly in 1997, which she later claimed was a decision made to avoid a stalker and malicious rumors.

 42 
Danielle Spencer
(Singer-songwriter and actress who released singles like "Blast Off" and "Forgive Me.")
Danielle Spencer
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 16, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 43 
Jessica Watson
(Australian Sailor Who Attempted a Solo Global Circumnavigation at the Age of 16)
Jessica Watson
9
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia

Order of Australia Medal-winning Jessica Watson made headlines with her solo attempt of circumnavigating the world, though it fell short of the official criteria. The Australian sailor and explorer had grown up in a cabin cruiser and double-decker bus. She has recounted her experience in a documentary and a book.

 44 
Michael Hussey
(Former Australian Cricketer Who Played As A Batsman)
Michael Hussey
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1975
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Mount Lawley, Australia
 45 
Ananda Everingham
(Actor)
Ananda Everingham
0
Birthdate: May 31, 1982
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bangkok, Thailand
 46 
Mickey Arthur
(South African-Australian Cricket Coach, Commentator and Former Cricketer)
Mickey Arthur
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 17, 1968
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

South African-Australian former cricketer Mickey Arthur played for Free State, Griqualand West, and South Africa A before starting his coaching career with Griqualand West. He has coached the Pakistani, Australian, and South African national teams and now serves as the head coach of the Sri Lankan national team.

 47 
Malcolm Fraser
(22nd Prime Minister of Australia)
Malcolm Fraser
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: March 20, 2015
 48 
Hatchie (Harriette Pilbeam)
(Australian Singer-Songwriter and Musician Known for Her Albums: ‘Keepsake’ and ‘Giving the World Away’)
Hatchie (Harriette Pilbeam)
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 4, 1993
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Hatchie is an Australian musician best known for her debut single Try, which gained her attention in Australia. Her debut studio album Keepsake, which was released on 21 June 2019, earned a nomination for the Australian Album of the Year at J Awards of 2019. In 2019, she was also nominated at the AIR Awards under the Breakthrough Independent Artist category.

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Destanee Aiava
(Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Destanee Aiava
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 10, 2000
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 50 
Katie Noonan
(Singer, Songwriter)
Katie Noonan
0
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 2, 1977
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Brisbane