Australian Female Media Personalities

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Ruby Rose
(Australian Model, Actress, and Television Presenter)

Ruby Rose
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Birthdate: March 20, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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.

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Brianna Keilar
(Journalist and Host of "New Day" and "Right Now" On CNN)

Brianna Keilar
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Birthdate: September 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Canberra, Australia

Brianna Keilar is a journalist who previously worked as a general assignment correspondent, Congressional correspondent, and White House correspondent for CNN. She is currently working as CNN's senior political correspondent. In 2019, Keilar, a military spouse, started writing a column titled Home Front, which continues to play an important role in bridging the civilian-military divide.

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Elisabeth Murdoch (Businesswoman)
(Journalist, Media executive)

Elisabeth Murdoch (Businesswoman)
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Birthdate: August 22, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Died: 2012 AD

Elisabeth Murdoch is an Australian-born media executive best known for founding the UK-based TV production company Shine Group in 2001. She is also known as the daughter of popular multi-billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch. In 2013, Elisabeth Murdoch was named UK’s fifth most powerful woman by Woman's Hour.

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Hannah Gadsby
(Comedian)

Hannah Gadsby
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Birthdate: January 12, 1978
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Smithton, Tasmania, Australia
Australian comedian Hannah Gadsby soared to fame with the stand-up comedy contest Raw Comedy and the Netflix live comedy show Nanette. She has often spoken about her battle with ADHD and autism. She had also once worked odd jobs and been homeless. Openly lesbian, she is married to partner Jenney Shamash.

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Jennifer Hawkins
(Television Presenter)

Jennifer Hawkins
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Birthdate: December 22, 1983
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Holmesville, Australia

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.

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Poh Ling Yeow
(Chef & Actress Known for Hosting Her Own Cooking Series on ABC Entitled 'Poh’s Kitchen')

Poh Ling Yeow
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Birthdate: 1973 AD
Birthplace: Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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.

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Sonia Kruger
(Co-hosting the popular Australian version of Dancing with the Stars)

Sonia Kruger
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Birthdate: August 28, 1965
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Toowoomba, Australia

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.

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Antonia Kidman
(Actor, Television presenter, Journalist)

Antonia Kidman
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Birthdate: July 14, 1970
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne

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.

Kym Johnson
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Birthdate: August 4, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Australia

Kym Johnson began training in dance at age 3 and graduated to ballroom dance at age 13. She soared to fame after winning season 2 of the Australian reality show Dancing with the Stars. Once part of competitive ballroom dancing, she is now also famous for her fitness DVDs.

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Carrie Bickmore
(Journalist)

Carrie Bickmore
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Birthdate: December 3, 1980
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Adelaide

Gold Logie-winning Australian talk show host and radio presenter Carrie Bickmore is best known as the host of The Project. She has also been a UNICEF ambassador and has worked for causes such as brain-cancer and maternal tetanus awareness. She created a stir after accidentally flashing her bottom at the 2021 AACTA Awards.

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Bec Hewitt
(Actor, Singer, Film actor)

Bec Hewitt
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Birthdate: July 23, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney

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.

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Lisa Sthalekar
(Cricketer)

Lisa Sthalekar
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Birthdate: August 13, 1979
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Pune, Maharashtra, India

 Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer, Lisa Sthalekar, was once the captain of Australia's international women's cricket team. Born in India and adopted by parents who lived in USA, she was introduced to cricket by her father. She started playing professionally as a young woman and went on to have an exemplary career. She retired in 2013. 

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Julia Zemiro
(Television presenter)

Julia Zemiro
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Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence

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.

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Lisa Wilkinson
(Presenter, Journalist)

Lisa Wilkinson
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Birthdate: December 19, 1959
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Sydney

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.

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Samantha Armytage
(Journalist, News presenter)

Samantha Armytage
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Birthdate: September 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Virgo

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.

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Lee Lin Chin
(Television presenter, radio presenter and journalist, best known for her association with the Special Broadcasting Service (SBS) network)

Lee Lin Chin
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Jakarta, Indonesia

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.

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Storm Keating
(Fashion Designer, Producer, Director)

Storm Keating
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Birthdate: October 27, 1981
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Childers, Queensland, Australia

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.

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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.

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Charli Robinson
(Singer, Actor)

Charli Robinson
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Birthdate: March 8, 1980
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Newcastle

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Erin McNaught
(Actor, Model, Beauty pageant contestant, Music critic)

Erin McNaught
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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.

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Georgie Gardner
(Australian journalist)

Georgie Gardner
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Birthdate: June 1, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Perth

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.

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Zoe Naylor
(Actor, Model)

Zoe Naylor
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Birthdate: July 4, 1977
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

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.

Amanda Keller
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Birthdate: February 25, 1962
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney

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.

Jane Kennedy
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Birthdate: June 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Camberwell

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Virginia Trioli
(journalist)

Virginia Trioli
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Birthdate: August 6, 1964
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Bendigo

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Jackie O
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Birthdate: January 31, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Adelaide

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.

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Annabel Crabb
(journalist, political commentator, television presenter)

Annabel Crabb
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Birthdate: January 31, 1975, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: South Australia

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Julie Goodwin
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Birthdate: October 31, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney

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!

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Tracy Grimshaw
(Journalist)

Tracy Grimshaw
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Birthdate: June 3, 1960
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Melbourne

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.

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Iya Villania
(Actor, Model)

Iya Villania
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Birthdate: June 29, 1986
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: New South Wales

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.

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Erika Heynatz
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Birthdate: March 25, 1976
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Port Moresby

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.

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Mary Gilmore
(Journalist, Poet, Writer)

Mary Gilmore
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Birthdate: August 16, 1865
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Goulburn
Died: December 3, 1962

Mary Gilmore was an Australian writer and journalist. She wrote both prose and poetry and is recognized for her tremendous contribution to Australian literature. As a young woman, she became a school teacher and held utopian socialist views. She eventually started writing and gained fame as an author and poet later in life. 

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Marion Grasby
(Television presenter, Cookbook author and Food journalist)

Marion Grasby
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Birthdate: September 29, 1982
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Darwin, Australia

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Nadya Hutagalung
(Indonesian-Australian Model, Actress and One of the First VJs on MTV Asia (1995))

Nadya Hutagalung
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Birthdate: July 28, 1974
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia

Indonesian-Australian actor-model Nadya Hutagalung soared to fame as an MTV VJ. Now a prominent conservationist, she has also been a UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador. She was associated with the documentary Let Elephants Be Elephants, owns a sustainable jewelry brand, and works for the environmental betterment of Sumatra.

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Rita Panahi
(She works for The Herald and Weekly Times (HWT))

Rita Panahi
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Birthdate: March 3, 1976
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Pine Bluff, Arkansas, United States

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Maude Garrett
(Columnist)

Maude Garrett
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Birthdate: March 6, 1986
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Darwin

Maude Garrett is an Australian television and radio personality best known for working with popular brands like Red Bull, Nike, Xbox, Kellogg's, Nintendo, and Samsung. After starting her career as a TV host, Maude Garrett went on to work on red carpet events, interacting with and interviewing prominent personalities from various walks of life.

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Justine Schofield
(Television Presenter)

Justine Schofield
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Birthdate: October 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Jana Wendt
(Gold Logie award-winning television journalist)

Jana Wendt
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Birthdate: May 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia

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Geraldine Brooks
(Journalist)

Geraldine Brooks
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Birthdate: September 14, 1955
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Kate Langbroek
(Comedian, Television Presenter)

Kate Langbroek
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Birthdate: August 8, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

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Stella Young
(Famous for her Melbourne International Comedy Festival award-winning show Tales from the Crip)

Stella Young
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Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014

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Stephanie Bendixsen
(One of the former presenters of the video game television programs Good Game)

Stephanie Bendixsen
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Birthdate: March 31, 1985
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Melissa Doyle
(Journalist, Presenter)

Melissa Doyle
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Birthdate: February 10, 1970
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Sydney

Known for her association with Seven News, award-winning Australian journalist and presenter has also gained fame as a weekend breakfast host on Smooth FM. She is also a bestselling author, whose memoir, Alphabet Soup, was a huge hit in Australia. The Silver Logie-nominated journalist is also associated with several charities.

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Helen Garner
(Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter)

Helen Garner
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Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong

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Jan Fran
(Journalist, Television presenter)

Jan Fran
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Birthdate: 1985 AD
Birthplace: Lebanon

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Joy Smithers
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Birthdate: July 15, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Sydney

Joy Smithers is an Australian actress and television personality. Apart from appearing in films and TV series like Mad Max: Fury Road, Wonderland, and The Flying Doctors, Smithers is also known for hosting or co-hosting shows like Good Morning Australia. Interestingly, Joy Smithers was forced to decline the offer to play Jessie in the original Mad Max film in 1979.

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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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Leah Vandenberg
(Actress appeared in many well-known Australian productions including the award-winning Netflix series 'The Letdown' and SBS Drama 'The Hunting')

Leah Vandenberg
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Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: New Zealand

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Natalie Gruzlewski
(Television presenter)

Natalie Gruzlewski
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Birthdate: March 31, 1977
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Gold Coast, Australia

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Kate Webb
(Journalist)

Kate Webb
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Birthdate: March 24, 1943
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Christchurch, New Zealand
Died: May 13, 2007