Australian Steve Irwin was a world famous, high-spirited, lively host of The Crocodile Hunter television series. A conservationist, he was also part of other shows and documentaries on wildlife and environment. He was known for close encounters with some of the most dangerous and endangered animals in various jungles. He died after being pierced in the chest by a stingray barb while filming in Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
Ruby Rose is an Australian actress, model, and TV presenter. After coming out as a lesbian at the age of 12, Ruby faced many difficulties and has experienced suicidal thoughts throughout her life. Despite struggling with mental health issues, Ruby has gone on to establish herself in the field of entertainment, thereby serving as an inspiration to many across the world.
Adriano Zumbo is an Australian television presenter and pastry chef. He is known for appearing as a guest on the TV show MasterChef Australia. He also hosts his own baking competition show Zumbo's Just Desserts and appears as a judge on Netflix's baking reality television series Sugar Rush. Thanks to his popularity, Zumbo has garnered several nicknames including Sweet Assassin.
Jennifer Hawkins first soared to fame after winning both the Miss Australia and the Miss Universe pageants in 2004. Initially a Newcastle Knights cheerleader, she was named the second-most-sexiest woman in the world by FHM and later gained international recognition with Seven Network travel show The Great Outdoors.
Poh Ling Yeow is a Malaysian-born Australian television presenter, cook, author, actress, and artist who lives and works in Adelaide. A popular figure, Yeow has appeared in several films and popular TV shows like MasterChef Australia. Also known for her humanitarian efforts, Poh Ling Yeow donated her artwork to benefit Flinders Medical Centre in 2003.
The younger sister of Australian actor Nicole Kidman, Antonia Kidman was initially a journalist and later gained fame with the series The Little Things. She has also penned books on parenting, such as Feeding Fussy Kids. She is a mother of six and joined law school after the birth of her sixth child.
A prominent Australian media figure, Sonia Kruger has gained fame hosting shows such as Big Brother Australia and Dancing with the Stars. She is also known for appearing in the award-winning film Strictly Ballroom. After several miscarriages, she gave birth to her first child through IVF at age 49.
Charlotte Dawson was a New Zealand–Australian TV personality best remembered for her work as the host of popular TV shows, such as Getaway and The Contender Australia. A former model and fashion advocate, Dawson also appeared as a judge on the reality television series, Australia's Next Top Model. Her death by suicide in 2014 made headlines in Australia.
Best known for his roles in series such as Neighbours and movies such as Infini, Daniel MacPherson has also had a 6-year stint as a co-host of Dancing with the Stars. Initially a sportsperson, he was discovered by an agent at a triathlete event. He was also a Mensa member.
Born in London, Osher Günsberg moved with his family to Australia as a toddler. He initially soared to fame as Spidey on the Brisbane radio station B105. Starting his TV career as a VJ, he later co-hosted Australian Idol. He once admitted to having suffered from mental illness.
Nine Network presenter and journalist Karl Stefanovic is best known for hosting shows such as Today and 60 Minutes. In his reporting career, spanning over 2 decades, the Gold Logie-winning journalist has covered many major events, such as the Christchurch earthquake and the Japanese tsunami.
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.
Best known as the host of RocKwiz, French-Australian presenter Julia Zemiro is a trained theater actor, too, who has worked with the likes of the Bell Shakespeare Company. She has hosted her own interview show, Julia Zemiro’s Home Delivery, and has been on shows such as Thank God You’re Here.
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.”
Australian actor/singer Bec Hewitt began her career at age 5, working in commercials, and later soared to fame as Hayley Smith Lawson from Home and Away. A talented dancer, too, she also won Dancing with the Stars. She has also released chart-busting singles such as All Seats Taken.
Samantha Armytage is an Australian TV presenter and journalist best known for co-hosting a popular breakfast show called Sunrise from 2013 to 2021. Samantha Armytage has also hosted other shows, such as Bringing Sexy Back and Seven 4.30 News. In 2021, she launched her own podcast titled Something to Talk About with Samantha Armytage.
At 21, Lisa Wilkinson was the youngest editor of the Australian teen magazine Dolly. She grew up to be a renowned journalist and presenter and is now known for her shows such as The Project. She has also appeared in movies such as Broadcast Battleground and Sharknado 5: Global Swarming.
Apart from being an award-winning horticulturalist and landscape designer, Jamie Durie has also proved himself to be a skilled TV host. He also owns the architecture company Patio, later renamed Durie Design, and has gained fame for his shows such as The Outdoor Room and HGTV Showdown.
Australian actor and TV host Rob Mills is best known for his appearances in Australian Idol and Winners & Losers. He has also gained fame as Fiyero in the Australian version of the Broadway musical Wicked. He was also the runner-up in season 1 of The Masked Singer Australia.
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.
Indigenous Australian actor Ernie Dingo initially gained fame with his award-winning performance in the series Tudawali. He was also a talented basketball player before he stepped into films. An Australian National Living Treasure, he is known for films such as Crocodile Dundee II and also starred with Cate Blanchett in Heartland.
Apart from being a SBS newsreader for 3 decades, Lee Lin Chin has also presented comedy segments and a comedy cooking show. Born to Chinese parents in Indonesia, she began her journalism career in Singapore and moved to Australia later. She has also done voice-over and appeared in films such as Resistance.
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.
Initially an announcer for Groove FM, Zoe Naylor, she later worked for TV, on shows such as Gladiators and The Footy Show. Equipped with a degree in drama, she later impressed audiences with her performances in films such as The Reef and as Regan McLeod in the series McLeod's Daughters.
Known for his signature horn-rimmed glasses and his sarcastic sense of humor, Red Symons gained fame as a judge on Red Faces and Australia's Got Talent. The Australian radio and TV personality has also performed as part of Skyhooks and used the pseudonym Red Pinko Sims for many recordings.
Best known for hosting Channel Nine’s 6pm bulletin and Today, Georgie Gardner started her TV career as a weather reporter. Apart from being a news anchor and journalist, she has also been a radio host and won Australian radio’s most prestigious award, RAWARD, in her debut year.
Best known for The Kyle and Jackie O Show, which she co-hosted with Kyle Sandilands and which became the number one radio show in Australia, Jackie O was discovered at a deli by radio DJ and future husband Phil O'Neil. She has also hosted TV shows and is an animal rights activist.
Amanda Keller is an Australian media personality, journalist, writer, comedian, actor, and television and radio presenter. Keller is best known for hosting the award-winning lifestyle TV series The Living Room. Keller is equally popular as a radio host; she became one of the highest-paid radio personalities in Australia in 2017. She also supports a volunteer organization named The Sydney Kids Committee.
Popular for his roles in series such as Home and Away and Heartbreak High, Luke Ashwood, professionally known as Luke Jacobz, also won Dancing with the Stars in 2008. The Silver Logie Award-nominated actor once also got into trouble for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Koch Industries heir David Koch was a chemical engineer from MIT and even excelled in basketball in college. Listed at number 11 on the Forbes billionaires list in 2019, he was also a dedicated philanthropist who has donated billions to charity. He was also the vice-presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.
Shaun Micallef first gained fame with Theatre Sports on ABC TV. A qualified lawyer who practiced for a decade too, he later stepped into films and TV. Although a teetotaler, he does consume alcohol for his shoots. He has also hosted programs such as the Dave & Denise with Shaun Micallef.
Stand-up comedian and presenter Mick Molloy is best known for his 4-year stint as a co-writer and presenter of the popular radio show Martin/Molloy. He has also starred in a few films, such as the highest-grossing Australian movie of 2002, Crackerjack. He is also known for his Saddam Hussein parodies.
Born in New Zealand, Richard Wilkins had initially stepped into the world of music as a singer. He later joined the TV industry and soared to fame as the host of shows such as Merrick & Rosso Unplanned and The Other Guy. He also co-hosted Weekend Today.
Tracy Grimshaw has been associated with the Channel 9 show Today as its host for over a decade. The Australian TV presenter is also known for shows such as The Flying Doctors and Raw Silk. She has been nominated for the Gold Logie and has also appeared in the movie Shark Tale.
Iya Villania is a Filipino-Australian actress, television presenter, and host. She is best known for working as a video jockey in the Philippine TV channel MYX. Villania is also known for portraying the role of Sydney Torres in the popular television drama series Click.
Known for his stints on the TV channel Seven Network and the radio network Triple M, James Brayshaw was also a skilled batsman and an Australian state player who represented the teams South Australia and Western Australia. Apart from co-hosting The Footy Show, he also chairs the North Melbourne Football Club.
While she initially pursued a degree in education, Julie Goodwin later quit and focused on youth work. The celebrity chef later won the first season of Masterchef Australia and has since penned cookbooks too. She is also a columnist and a singer, and has had her own cooking show, Home Cooked!
Best known as Charlotte King from Home and Away, Erika Heynatz initially gained fame as the host of Australia’s Next Top Model. She also won the first season of the musical reality contest It Takes Two with David Hobson. She had her first child, with partner Andrew Kingston, at age 40.
Although he had initially aspired to study law and architecture, Robert Hughes later dropped out of university and began drawing cartoons for various newspapers. After establishing himself as an art critic, he wrote bestsellers such as The Fatal Shore and created shows such as The Shock of the New.
Former rules footballer Rex Hunt initially played as a key position forward before he switched to center half back. The VFL footballer had kicked 121 goals for the Tigers. He had also previously served as a police officer and owned a restaurant too. Post-retirement, he devoted his life to commentating.
David Campbell is an Australian singer, television and radio presenter, and stage performer. The son of popular Scottish-Australian musician Jimmy Barnes, Campbell has performed with his father on several occasions. Before establishing himself as a singer, David Campbell had a successful theatre career; he has won prestigious theatre awards like Helpmann Awards and Mo Awards.