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.
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.
James Wan is an Australian screenwriter, film director, comic book writer, and producer. He is credited with creating or co-creating the popular Insidious, Saw, and The Conjuring Universe franchises. An exponent of the horror genre, James Wan established the Atomic Monster Productions, which produces television and film projects. He is also one of the most successful filmmakers of his generation.
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.
Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress renowned for her portrayal of Stella Dagostino in the popular police procedural television series Rush. She is also known for playing Franky Doyle in the Australian TV drama series Wentworth for which she won the 2014 ASTRA Award under the Most Outstanding Performance by an Actress category.
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13 Rhonda Byrne
Rhonda Byrne, noted Australian television writer-producer, was introduced to the New Thought Movement when she read The Science of Getting Rich. It resulted in the production of a pseudoscientific documentary film called The Secret, which was followed in the same year by a bestselling eponymous book. Today she has six titles her credit, which together forms The Secret Book Series.
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Born to a cattleman father, Storm Keating spent her early years on her family farms. Initially a TV producer, she has been part of shows such as The Apprentice Australia and The Voice UK. Now a luxury fashion designer, she also maintains a fashion blog. She is married to singer Ronan Keating.
18 Billy Thorpe
Billy Thorpe was an English-born Australian record producer and singer-songwriter. He is best remembered for his association with the popular rock band Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs which enjoyed success in the mid-1960s. Thorpe is credited with co-developing the pub rock scene in the early-1970s. In 1991, Billy Thorpe was made an inductee of the ARIA Hall of Fame.
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21 Ian Smith
Ian Smith is an Australian actor, screenwriter, and television producer. He is best known for his portrayal of Harold Bishop in the popular television soap opera Neighbours for which he received a Gold Logie Award nomination in 2009. Ian Smith is also renowned for his work in Prisoner, which was created by Reg Watson.
22 Wendy Hughes
Wendy Hughes was an Australian actress renowned for her work in film, theatre, and television during a career that spanned over four decades. Widely regarded as one of Australia's most prolific and finest actors, Hughes won the Best Lead Actress Award at the 1983 Australian Film Institute acting awards for playing Vanessa in the film Careful, He Might Hear You.
23 Paul Leyden
Paul Leyden is an Australian actor, screenwriter, and producer best known for his portrayal of Simon Frasier in the popular American television soap opera As the World Turns. He has also appeared on popular shows like The Young and the Restless.
24 Ray Lawler
Ray Lawler is an Australian dramatist, actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his tenth play Summer of the Seventeenth Doll. Premiered in 1955, the play is credited with changing the direction of Australian drama. Lawler, a theatre space at the Southbank Theatre in Melbourne, Victoria, is named in his honor.
Phillip Borsos was an Australian-born Canadian screenwriter, film director, and producer. Borsos was one of the most influential filmmakers in Canada during the 1980s. Over the course of his illustrious career, which spanned nearly two decades, Phillip Borsos won the prestigious Canadian Film Awards on four occasions. He also won other awards like the Genie Award.
26 George Cross
George Cross was an Australian actor and a leading performer in the Australian theatre scene in the early-1940s. Cross, who also worked as a casting director, played a major role in the development of the popular feature film production company Cinesound Productions in the 1930s. George Cross is credited with discovering talents like Shirley Ann Richards and Jocelyn Howarth.