Australian Celebrities Born In October

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Hugh Jackman
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Role as ‘Logan / Wolverine’ in the ‘X-Men’ Film Series)
Hugh Jackman
90
Birthdate: October 12, 1968
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Australian actor Hugh Jackman’s Hollywood debut in the film X-Men made him a transatlantic actor and he went on to do the X-Men film series from 2000 to 2018. Some of his other prominent films are Kate & Leopold, Les Misérables, The Greatest Showman, The Prestige and Australia. He is also a singer, songwriter and a dancer.

 2 
Keith Urban
(Known for His Work in Country Music)
Keith Urban
84
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 26, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Whangārei, New Zealand

Four-time Grammy-winner Keith Urban had already tasted success in Australia, before making his American debut with a platinum-certified solo album. He knows how to play a variety of instruments, including the sitar, guitar, piano, and mandolin. His track Somebody Like You was named Billboard’s greatest country hit of the 2000s.

 3 
Paul Hogan
(Famous For His Role as Michael 'Crocodile' Dundee From the 'Crocodile Dundee' Film Series)
Paul Hogan
71
Birthdate: October 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Paul Hogan is an Australian actor and television presenter. He is credited with popularizing the Crocodile Dundee film series with his award-winning portrayal of Michael "Crocodile" Dundee in the movie series. Such is his popularity in Australia that Hogan was made a member of the Order of Australia for service to entertainment and tourism.

 4 
Flea (Musician)
(Musician, Actor, a Member and Bassist of the Rock Band ‘Red Hot Chili Peppers’)
Flea (Musician)
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 16, 1962
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Michael Balzary, or Flea, is best known as the bassist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. He has also been part of the supergroup Atoms for Peace, appeared in films such as The Big Lebowski, and voiced Donnie Thornberry in The Wild Thornberrys franchise. He also co-owns a music-oriented non-profit.
 5 
Eliza Taylor
(Actress)
Eliza Taylor
44
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.   

 6 
Guy Pearce
(Actor)
Guy Pearce
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Birthdate: October 5, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ely, Cambridgeshire, England
Guy Pearce is best known as Mike Young from the series Neighbours. Fans loved his Emmy-winning performance in the miniseries Mildred Pierce. He won a Saturn Award for his role in Memento and a SAG Award for his performance in The King’s Speech. Guy is also involved in animal welfare.
 7 
Rhea Ripley
(Australian Professional Wrestler)
Rhea Ripley
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Listed In: Sportspersons
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.

 8 
Dannii Minogue
(Actress and Singer Known for Her Hit Songs ‘Love and Kisses’ and ‘Jump to the Beat')
Dannii Minogue
20
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 20, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

The younger sister of Australian popstar Kylie Minogue, Dannii Minogue had begun her career on Australian TV as a child actor. Known for her award-winning role of Emma Jackson in the soap Home and Away, she later also launched a music career, appeared in movies and plays, and introduced a clothing line.

 9 
Mia Wasikowska
(Actress)
Mia Wasikowska
56
Birthdate: October 25, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia
 10 
David Warner
(Australian International Cricketer Who is a Left-Handed Opening Batsman)
David Warner
21
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 27, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Paddington, Sydney, Australia

David Warner is an Australian professional cricket player. An opening batsman, Warner is one of the most important members of the Australia men's national cricket team in all three formats of the game. Warner was caught up in an ugly controversy in 2018 after being involved in a ball-tampering scandal in the midst of a Test series against South Africa.

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Claudia Black
(Actress)
Claudia Black
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Birthdate: October 11, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney
Australian actor Claudia Black is best known as Aeryn Sun from the series Farscape and the subsequent miniseries Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars, winning a Saturn Award for the latter. She also gained fame with the series Stargate SG-1 and the film Pitch Black, and has voice-acted for several video games.
 12 
Dean Lewis
(Singer)
Dean Lewis
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Dean Lewis is an Australian singer and songwriter known for his 7× Platinum-certified single Waves and his 10× Platinum-certified single Be Alright. He released his debut studio album in March 2019. Over the years, he has won several awards, including three ARIA Music Awards and three APRA Awards. He has also received a couple of MTV Europe Music Award nominations.

 13 
Ruel
(Singer-Songwriter Best Known for His Singles: ‘Dazed & Confused’, ‘Don't Tell Me’, ‘Younger’ and ‘Painkiller’)
Ruel
14
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 29, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Isleworth, London, England
 14 
Malcolm Turnbull
(29th Prime Minister of Australia (2015 - 2018))
Malcolm Turnbull
23
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: October 24, 1954
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Malcolm Turnbull is a retired Australian politician. From 2015 to 2018, Turnbull served as the 29th prime minister of Australia. He also served as the leader of the Liberal Party on two occasions. For his service to the Parliament of Australia, Turnbull was awarded Companion of the Order of Australia during the 2021 Australia Day Honours

 15 
Glenn Maxwell
(Australian Professional Cricketer)
Glenn Maxwell
11
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 14, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kew, Australia

Glenn Maxwell is an Australian professional cricket player who represents the national cricket team in one day internationals and twenty20 internationals. Often referred to as the Big Show, Maxwell is renowned for his improvisation and dramatic, high-risk shot making. Over the years, he has also had a major impact on twenty20 franchise cricket, such as the Indian Premier League (IPL).

 16 
Cariba Heine
(Actress and Dancer Known for Her Role as ‘Rikki Chadwick’ in the TV Show ‘H2O: Just Add Water’)
Cariba Heine
6
Birthdate: October 1, 1988
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Johannesburg, South Africa

Cariba Heine is an Australian actress and dancer known for playing important roles in TV series like H2O: Just Add Water and Blue Water High. Before establishing herself as an actress, Cariba Heine received training in tap dance, jazz dance, classical ballet, rhythmic gymnastics, and acrobatics. She is also a trained singer.

 17 
Guy Sebastian
(Australian Singer and Songwriter)
Guy Sebastian
16
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 26, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Klang, Malaysia

Award-winning Malaysian-Australian singer-songwriter Guy Sebastian, who won the first Australian Idol, has over the years spawned several hit singles like Battle Scars and studio-albums like Just as I Am that garnered multi-platinum certification. He has collaborated with many notable American musicians, represented Australia during 2015 Eurovision Song Contest, and appeared several times as a judge on Australia's The X Factor.

 18 
Helmut Newton
(Photographer)
Helmut Newton
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Listed In: Photographers
Birthdate: October 31, 1920
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Berlin, Germany
Died: January 23, 2004

Helmut Newton was a German-American photographer whose works earned him accolades all over the world. His photographs were featured on popular fashion magazines like Harper's Bazaar and Vogue. He also worked closely with Playboy, shooting several pictorials of models like Kristine DeBell and Nastassja Kinski.

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Casey Stoner
(Australian Retired Professional Motorcycle Racer)
Casey Stoner
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 16, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Southport, Queensland, Australia
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Eddie McGuire
(Television presenter)
Eddie McGuire
1
Birthdate: October 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Broadmeadows Vic

Eddie McGuire is an Australian TV presenter, radio presenter, and sports commentator for Fox Footy. A famous name in Australian Football League, McGuire was honored with the Australian Sports Medal in 2001. For his achievements in entertainment, media, and community-based activities, Eddie McGuire was awarded an honorary doctorate by RMIT University on 17 May 2013.           

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Chrissy Amphlett
(Former Singer best known as the frontwoman of the Australian rock band Divinyls)
Chrissy Amphlett
5
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 25, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong, Australia
Died: April 21, 2013
 22 
Clive James
(Australian Critic, Journalist and Broadcaster)
Clive James
3
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Kogarah, Australia
Died: November 24, 2019

Clive James was an Australian critic, journalist, and writer who worked mainly in the United Kingdom. He had a difficult life as a young man and faced many challenges on his way to building a successful career. He began his career as a TV critic and proceeded to establish himself as a writer and poet as well. 

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George Calombaris
(Australian Chef and Restaurateur Who was One of the Judges of 'Masterchef Australia' From 2009 to 2019)
George Calombaris
3
Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: October 4, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 24 
Mark Schwarzer
(Australian Former Professional Soccer Player Who Played as a Goalkeeper)
Mark Schwarzer
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 6, 1972
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
 25 
Mark Oliphant
(Australian Physicist Who Played an Important Role in the First Experimental Demonstration of Nuclear Fusion)
Mark Oliphant
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 8, 1901
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
Died: July 14, 2000

Mark Oliphant was an Australian humanitarian and physicist who played a prominent role in the first experimentation of nuclear fusion. He also played an influential role in the development of nuclear weapons. Oliphant is credited with founding the Australian Academy of Science. Over the course of his illustrious career, Mark Oliphant received several prestigious awards, such as the Hughes Medal.

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Kassandra Clementi
(Actress)
Kassandra Clementi
2
Birthdate: October 10, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
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Jacqueline McKenzie
(Stage actress)
Jacqueline McKenzie
2
Birthdate: October 24, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
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Duckie Thot
(Face of Fenty Beauty as well as playing the lead role in the Alice in Wonderland-inspired 2018 Pirelli Calendar)
Duckie Thot
3
Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 23, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 29 
Thomas Keneally
(Writer, Playwright, Novelist, Actor, Author)
Thomas Keneally
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 7, 1935
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney

Initially a Catholic deacon, Thomas Keneally quit the Church later and stepped into writing. Best known for his historical novels such as The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith and Gossip from the Forest, he also won a Booker Prize for Schindler's Ark, which was inspired by the Holocaust.

 30 
Tim Minchin
(Comedian Best Known For His Musical Comedy)
Tim Minchin
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Birthdate: October 7, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Northampton, England

Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, comedian, writer, actor, and songwriter. He is best known for combining music and comedy in his shows, which have been received well by the audience. Tim Minchin is also known for writing lyrics and composing the critically acclaimed show, Matilda the Musical, which won several awards including Tony Award and an Olivier Award.

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John Pilger
(War correspondent, Writer, Director, Journalist)
John Pilger
1
Birthdate: October 9, 1939
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney

Multiple BAFTA award-winning Australian journalist and documentary filmmaker John Pilger had begun his career working for media houses such as Daily Telegraph and Daily Mirror. He is vocal about social issues, such as the treatment of the indigenous community in Australia and the US and UK foreign policies.

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Darren Cahill
(Australian Tennis Coach and Former Professional Tennis Player)
Darren Cahill
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1965
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia

Australian tennis coach and former player Darren Cahill is best known for mentoring renowned players such as Andre Agassi, Lleyton Hewitt, and Simona Halep. He was also the Australian Davis Cup coach. Known by his nickname Killer in the tennis circuit, he also works as a tennis analyst for ESPN.

 33 
Adam Voges
(Australian Cricket Coach and Former Cricketer)
Adam Voges
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Subiaco, Australia
 34 
Andrew O'Keefe
(Known for hosting the game show Deal or No Deal.)
Andrew O'Keefe
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Birthdate: October 1, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
 35 
Kristy Hinze
(model)
Kristy Hinze
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: October 16, 1979
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Gold Coast
 36 
Lachlan Gillespie
(actor)
Lachlan Gillespie
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 23, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brisbane
 37 
Damien Martyn
(Australian Cricket Commentator and Former Cricketer)
Damien Martyn
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1971
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia
 38 
Mark Viduka
(Former Australian Soccer Player Who Played as a Forward)
Mark Viduka
2
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 9, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 39 
Rowland S. Howard
(Australian Rock Musician Best Known for His Work With the Post-Punk Group ‘The Birthday Party')
Rowland S. Howard
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 24, 1959
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Died: December 30, 2009

Rowland S. Howard began his career playing the guitar and writing songs as a teenager. A significant name in the rock, punk, and post-punk scene, he later gained fame with the band The Birthday Party. He was working on the album Pop Crimes when he lost his battle with liver cancer.

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Melanie Vallejo
(best known the role of shy Madison Rocca in Power Rangers Mystic Force)
Melanie Vallejo
0
Birthdate: October 27, 1979
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Adelaide, Australia
 41 
Bernard Tomic
(Australian Professional Tennis Player)
Bernard Tomic
3
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Stuttgart, Germany

Once world number 17 in singles, tennis sensation Bernard Tomic has also been controversy’s favorite child. Known for his on-and-off relationship with reality TV star Vanessa Sierra, and for appearing on an adult site, he now claims to have stopped partying and alcohol and has apparently taken to veganism.

 42 
Mitchell Marsh
(Australian International Cricketer)
Mitchell Marsh
1
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 20, 1991
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Attadale, Australia
 43 
Matthew Hayden
(Australian Former Cricketer Who Holds the Record for Highest Individual Test Score By an Australian Batsman)
Matthew Hayden
4
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 29, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Kingaroy, Queensland, Australia
 44 
Tom Trbojevic
(Australian Professional Rugby League Footballer Who Plays as a Fullback)
Tom Trbojevic
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 2, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Mona Vale, New South Wales, Australia
 45 
Catherine Helen Spence
(Author, Journalist & Politician)
Catherine Helen Spence
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Birthdate: October 31, 1825
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melrose, Scotland
Died: April 3, 1910

Catherine Helen Spence was a 19th-century Scottish-born Australian author, teacher, journalist, and politician. One of the leading suffragists of her era, she was also a minister of religion and social worker. She supported electoral proportional representation. Australian writer and feminist Miles Franklin called her the "Greatest Australian Woman". 

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Virgil Donati
(One of the Most Technically Advanced Drummers of All Time)
Virgil Donati
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: October 22, 1958
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

Virgil Donati is an Australian musician, composer, drummer, and producer. He is often counted among the most technically advanced drummers. A multi-talented personality, Virgil Donati is also proficient at the keyboard; his skills as a piano player are evident in his album The Dawn of Time.

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Jessica Hull
(Australian Middle- And Long-Distance Runner)
Jessica Hull
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: October 22, 1996
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Albion Park, New South Wales, Australia

A noted Australian distance runner and national record holder for the 1500m, Jessica Hull has been in the limelight since her time at the Oregon University, USA. In 2019, she turned pro and set a new personal best of 4:01.80 in the semi-final at the IAAF World Championships. She came  eleventh in the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 

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Peter C. Doherty
(Scientist, Nobel Prize Winner)
Peter C. Doherty
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Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: October 15, 1940
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Brisbane, Australia

Peter C. Doherty is an Australian veterinary surgeon whose work and research on the immune system earned him the 1996 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. In 1997, he was adjudged Australian of the Year. Over the course of his illustrious career, Doherty has received several other prestigious awards, such as the Albert Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research.

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Justine Schofield
(Australian Cook, TV Presenter, and Author)
Justine Schofield
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Andrew Dominik
(Film Director and Screenwriter)
Andrew Dominik
3
Birthdate: October 7, 1967
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Wellington

Andrew Dominik is an Australian film director and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the 2000 crime drama film Chopper, which earned him several awards, including AFI Award and Film Critics Circle of Australia Award. Andrew Dominik's 2012 American crime film Killing Them Softly won the Best Screenplay award at the 2012 Stockholm International Film Festival.