Famous Australian Actresses

Find out more about the greatest Australian Actresses, including Margot Robbie, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Phoebe Tonkin and Anusha Dandekar.

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
Nationality: Australian

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

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian, American

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

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian

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 Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 26, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian
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.

 5 Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 24, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 6 Katherine Langford

Katherine Langford
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 29, 1996
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian

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. 

 7 Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin
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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: July 24, 1998
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian, American
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 8 Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 30, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 9 Jacinda Barrett

Jacinda Barrett
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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: August 2, 1972
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian, American
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.

 10 Toni Collette

Toni Collette
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 1, 1972
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

 11 Josephine Langford

Josephine Langford
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 18, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 12 Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish
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Famous As: Actress, Rapper
Birthdate: August 7, 1982
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

Australian actress and rapper, Abbie Cornish is best known for her role in the film Bright Star. She developed a fascination for acting early in her life and began her career when she was a teenager. At the beginning of her acting career, she also ventured into music. She is an ambassador for the Australian animal rights group, Voiceless.

 13 Phoebe Tonkin

Phoebe Tonkin
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 12, 1989
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian
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. 

 14 Emily Browning

Emily Browning
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: December 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian
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.

 15 Eliza Taylor

Eliza Taylor
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

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.   

 16 Alycia Debnam-Carey

Alycia Debnam-Carey
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 20, 1993
Sun Sign: Cancer
Nationality: Australian
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.

 17 Mia Wasikowska

Mia Wasikowska
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: October 14, 1989
Sun Sign: Libra
Nationality: Australian

 18 Angela White

Angela White
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian

 19 Portia de Rossi

Portia de Rossi
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian, American

Businesswoman and philanthropist, Portia de Rossi, is the founder and CEO of the art company, General Public. A former actress and model, she is best known for starring in the TV drama series, Ally McBeal. After a successful acting career that spanned over 20 years, she retired from acting to focus on her business ventures.

 20 Nathalie Kelley

Nathalie Kelley
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: March 3, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian, Peruvian

 21 Deborra-Lee Furness

Deborra-Lee Furness
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: November 30, 1955
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

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.

 22 Rachael Taylor

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

 23 Claire Holt

Claire Holt
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 11, 1988
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

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. 

 24 Anna Torv

Anna Torv
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 25 Miranda Otto

Miranda Otto
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 16, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

 26 Adelaide Kane

Adelaide Kane
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 9, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 27 Essie Davis

Essie Davis
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 7, 1970
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian

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.

 28 Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson
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Famous As: Model, Entrepreneur
Birthdate: March 29, 1964
Sun Sign: Aries
Nationality: Australian

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.

 29 Eliza Scanlen

Eliza Scanlen
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 6, 1999
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian

An Australian actress who gained fame with her appearance in the soap opera Home and Away, Eliza Scanlen began acting when she was a teenager. Impressing everyone with her debut TV role, she went on to play more challenging roles in the ensuing years. After achieving success on TV, she made her film debut in 2019.

 30 Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell
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Famous As: Actress, Producer
Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Nationality: Australian

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.

 31 Dannii Minogue

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

 32 Maia Mitchell

Maia Mitchell
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Famous As: Actress, Singer
Birthdate: August 18, 1993
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 33 Melissa George

Melissa George
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: August 6, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian

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.

 34 Emilie de Ravin

Emilie de Ravin
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: December 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian, American

 35 Geraldine Viswanathan

Geraldine Viswanathan
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 36 Cassandra Harris

Cassandra Harris
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 15, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian, American
Died: December 28, 1991
Australian actor Cassandra Harris is remembered for her role in the James Bond film For Your Eyes Only. Her third husband, Pierce Brosnan, met the director Albert R. Broccoli during the filming of the movie, eventually bagging James Bond’s role later. Harris died of ovarian cancer at 43.

 37 Sarah Snook

Sarah Snook
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 28, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Nationality: Australian
Australian actor Sarah Snook is best known for her AACTA Award-winning roles in Predestination and Sisters of War. She was also appreciated for her Emmy-nominated role of Siobhan "Shiv" Roy in the series Succession. Also a renowned stage actor, she has performed in productions of King Lear and Macbeth.

 38 Courtney Eaton

Courtney Eaton
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Famous As: Model
Birthdate: January 6, 1996
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian

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. 

 39 Angourie Rice

Angourie Rice
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 1, 2001
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian

 40 Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas
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Famous As: Actor, Model
Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian

 41 Yael Stone

Yael Stone
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian

 42 Rachel Griffiths

Rachel Griffiths
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Famous As: Actor
Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian

 43 Greta Scacchi

Greta Scacchi
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: February 18, 1960
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Nationality: Australian, Italian
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.

 44 Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: June 15, 1972
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian, American

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.

 45 Bella Heathcote

Bella Heathcote
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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Nationality: Australian

 46 Holly Valance

Holly Valance
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Model
Birthdate: May 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Taurus
Nationality: Australian

 47 Alyssa Sutherland

Alyssa Sutherland
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Famous As: Actor, Model, Film actor
Birthdate: September 23, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
Nationality: Australian

 48 Sophie Monk

Sophie Monk
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Famous As: Actor, Singer, Musician, Model
Birthdate: December 14, 1979
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Nationality: Australian, British

 49 Dichen Lachman

Dichen Lachman
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Famous As: Actor, Film actor
Birthdate: February 22, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Nationality: Australian

 50 Anusha Dandekar

Anusha Dandekar
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Famous As: VJ, Actress, Model
Birthdate: January 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Nationality: Australian

Anusha Dandekar is an Indian-Australian VJ, actress, and singer. She is popularly known for hosting many TV shows. Beginning her career as a TV anchor and VJ, she branched out into acting as well, making her film debut with a role in the Bollywood film Mumbai Matinee. Since then, she has appeared in a few other movies.