Famous People Born In Melbourne

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Chris Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Portrayal of 'Thor' in the Marvel Cinematic Universe Films)
Chris Hemsworth
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Birthdate: August 11, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Australian actor, Chris Hemsworth, shot to superstardom after playing Thor, the crown prince of Asgard in the Thor and The Avengers film series. Before embarking on his Hollywood journey, he had already established himself in Australia with drama series Home and Away. The handsome actor has also won praise for films like Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghostbusters.
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Liam Hemsworth
(Australian Actor Known for His Role in 'The Hunger Games' Film Series and 'Independence Day: Resurgence')
Liam Hemsworth
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Birthdate: January 13, 1990
Sun Sign: Capricorn

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor and has starred in Hollywood films like The Last Song, Independence Day: Resurgence, Empire State, The Hunger Games, Isn't It Romantic and Killerman. He has been in the news for his relationship with singer and songwriter, Miley Cyrus. Luke and Chris, his older brothers, are also actors.

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Kyrie Irving
(American Professional Basketball Player)
Kyrie Irving
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: March 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Pisces

A six-time NBA All-Star, Kylie Irving has played for the Nets, Celtics, and Cavaliers. He won the gold in the Rio Olympics and the FIBA World Cup, as part of the U.S. national basketball team. He starred in the Pepsi series Uncle Drew and the movie of the same name.

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Kylie Minogue
(Her Single 'Can't Get You Out of My Head' Became One of The Most Successful Singles of The 2000s)
Kylie Minogue
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 28, 1968
Sun Sign: Gemini

Regarded as a timeless icon, Kylie Minogue is one of the most popular singer-songwriters of her generation. Referred to as the Princess of Pop and Goddess of Pop, she is the best-selling female Australian musician of all time. Also known as the Mother of Reinvention, Kylie is revered for her contribution to fashion and music.

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Eric Bana
(Actor and Comedian)
Eric Bana
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Birthdate: August 9, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo

Eric Bana, better known as Nero from Star Trek, initially gained fame with the series Full Frontal. The Australian actor made a mark in Hollywood with movies such as Hulk, Troy, and Munich. He loves racing and donates to charities related to causes such as mental-illness awareness and animal welfare.

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Ben Mendelsohn
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Birthdate: April 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Aries
Ben Mendelsohn is best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of Danny Rayburn in the series Bloodline and for his AACTA Award-winning performance in Animal Kingdom. He has also mesmerized audiences with his roles in The Dark Knight Rises and The Outsider. He has appeared as Talos in two Marvel movies.
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Radha Mitchell
(Actress, Producer)
Radha Mitchell
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Birthdate: November 12, 1973
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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.

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Curtis Stone
(Australian Celebrity Chef, Author and Television Personality)
Curtis Stone
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: November 4, 1975
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Curtis Stone is an Australian celebrity chef, TV personality, and author. One of the proteges of Marco Pierre White, Curtis Stone is best known for appearing in several popular cooking shows, including Saturday Kitchen, Take Home Chef, and MasterChef Australia. Also known for his humanitarian efforts, Stone works closely with a domestic hunger-relief charity called Feeding America.

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Ben Simmons
(Australian Professional Basketball Player Who Plays at the Point Guard Position)
Ben Simmons
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: July 20, 1996
Sun Sign: Cancer
Ben Simmons, son of Australian basketball player Dave Simmons, initially played for LSU and was then drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers. Ben was named the 2018 NBA Rookie of the Year and the NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020. He has also played for the Australian national team.
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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

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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Luke Hemsworth
(Best Known for His Role as ‘Nathan Tyson’ in the TV Series ‘Neighbours’)
Luke Hemsworth
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Birthdate: November 5, 1980
Sun Sign: Scorpio

The oldest of the famous Hemsworth brothers, Luke Hemsworth is also an actor like his younger siblings. A famous TV actor in Australia, Luke Hemsworth has also appeared in American films, such as Hickok, Encounter, and Crypto. A popular figure in Australia, Luke was chosen as the newest face of Tourism Australia in 2018.

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Phil Rudd
(Drummer, best known as the drummer of AC/DC across three stints)
Phil Rudd
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: May 19, 1954
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
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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
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.
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Emily Browning
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Birthdate: December 7, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
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.
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Eliza Taylor
(Actress)
Eliza Taylor
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Birthdate: October 24, 1989
Sun Sign: Scorpio

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.   

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Bruce Kingsbury
(Victoria Cross Winner)
Bruce Kingsbury
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: January 8, 1918
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: August 29, 1942

Bruce Kingsbury was an Australian soldier best remembered for his efforts during the Second World War. Kingsbury lost his life while counter-attacking the Japanese forces during the Battle of Isurava. Kingsbury's counter-attack proved beneficial for the Australians and his bravery during the battle was honored with the Victoria Cross. 

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Nick Vujicic
(Evangelist and Motivational Speaker Born With Tetra-Amelia Syndrome)
Nick Vujicic
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 4, 1982
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Nick Vujicic is an Australian American motivational speaker and Christian evangelist. Born with a rare disorder called tetra-amelia syndrome, which is characterized by the privation of arms and legs, Vujicic founded an international non-profit organization called Life Without Limbs in 2005. In 2007, he established a motivational speaking company named Attitude is Altitude.

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Tina Arena
(One of the Best-Selling Australian Pop Artist Worldwide)
Tina Arena
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 1, 1967
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Tina Arena is an Australian musician, singer-songwriter, record producer, and musical theatre actress. Having sold more than 10 million records worldwide, Arena is one of the highest-selling Australian artists. Tina Arena has won several national and international awards, including two World Music Awards and seven ARIA Awards so far. In 2015, she was inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame.

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Savannah Guthrie
(Co-Anchor of the NBC News Morning Show 'Today')
Savannah Guthrie
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Birthdate: December 27, 1971
Sun Sign: Capricorn

NBC News anchor and broadcast journalist Savannah Guthrie is best known for co-anchoring the show Today. She appeared in the series finale of 30 Rock. She has penned two children’s books, too. She is also a practicing lawyer and has worked with domestic abuse victims.

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

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.

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Helen Reddy
(Pop Singer Whose Hit ‘I Am Woman’ Became a Feminist Anthem in the 1970’s)
Helen Reddy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: October 25, 1941
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Died: September 29, 2020

Australia-born singer-songwriter Helen Maxine Reddy moved to the USA when she won a ticket to New York City, eventually remaining there, struggling to establish herself until she got her first hit, I Don’t Know How to Love Him. However, her best remembered song was I Am Woman, which went on to become a feminist anthem, making her an international star.

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Germaine Greer
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Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Australian author and feminist Germaine Greer made headlines with her first book, The Female Eunuch, which focused on female sexuality. Greer’s career boasts of a PhD in literature, and she has also taught at the University of Warwick and other institutes. She was later named an Australian National Living Treasure.

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Andrew Bogut
(Former Australian Basketball Player)
Andrew Bogut
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 28, 1984
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 7'0" (213 cm)
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Jesse Spencer
(Australian Actor Best Known for His Roles as ‘Billy Kennedy’ on the Australian Soap Opera ‘Neighbours')
Jesse Spencer
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Birthdate: February 12, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Australian actor and singer Jesse Spencer is best known to fans as Dr. Robert Chase from House and as Billy Kennedy from Neighbours. Though born into a family of medical professionals, Spencer showed an early interest in music, excelling in the violin, and often plays at charity events these days.

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Rachel Griffiths
(Australian Actress Best Known for Her Performance in the TV Series 'Six Feet Under')
Rachel Griffiths
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Birthdate: December 18, 1968
Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Rachel Griffiths is an Australian actress best known for her portrayal of Brenda Chenowith in the American drama television series Six Feet Under, which earned her two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Australian Film Institute Award, and Golden Globe Award. Rachel Griffiths has also won several other prestigious awards, such as AACTA Awards and Helpmann Award.

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Caitlin Stasey
(For her role as Rachel Kinski in Neighbours)
Caitlin Stasey
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Birthdate: May 1, 1990
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Isabel Lucas
(Actor, Model)
Isabel Lucas
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Birthdate: January 29, 1985
Sun Sign: Aquarius

Best known for her award-winning role of Tasha Andrews in the Australian series Home and Away, model-actor Isabel Lucas later gained international fame as Alice from the film Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She is an environmental activist, too, and has also represented causes such as breast cancer awareness.

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Paul Hester
(Former Drummer and Co-founder of Crowded House)
Paul Hester
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 8, 1959
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Died: March 26, 2005
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Robert Taylor
(Australian Actor)
Robert Taylor
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Birthdate: 1963 AD
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
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Kate Ceberano
(Singer)
Kate Ceberano
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: November 17, 1966
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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Pat Cash
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Pat Cash
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 27, 1965
Sun Sign: Gemini

Pat Cash is an Australian retired tennis player renowned for popularizing the act of climbing into the stands to celebrate. The celebration, which has been carried on as a tradition, was first showcased by Cash in 1987 when he won the men's singles championship title at Wimbledon. Cash was also part of the Davis Cup-winning team in 1983 and 1986.

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Vance Joy
(Australian Singer and Songwriter)
Vance Joy
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Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: December 1, 1987
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Though equipped with a degree in law, Australian singer Vance Joy doesn’t see himself working as a lawyer ever. The singer who has released chart-topping hits such as Riptide was also a promising footballer before he plunged into music full-time, and played for the Coburg Tigers.
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John Torode
(Australian-British Celebrity Chef and TV Presenter Known for His Show ‘MasterChef’ on BBC One)
John Torode
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Listed In: Food Experts
Birthdate: July 23, 1965
Sun Sign: Leo
Australian celebrity chef and restaurateur John Torode initially worked at the U.K.-based Conran Group's restaurants. He is also known for his appearances on shows such as This Morning and the revival of MasterChef in 2005. He owned the Luxe and Smiths of Smithfield and has also authored several cookbooks.
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John Monash
(One of the Best Allied Generals of the First World War & the Most Famous Commander in Australian History)
John Monash
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Listed In: Engineers
Birthdate: June 27, 1865
Sun Sign: Cancer
Died: October 8, 1931

John Monash was an Australian military commander during World War I. He played a major role in the Gallipoli campaign, which took place from February 1915 to January 1916 on the Gallipoli peninsula. John Monash is widely regarded as the most popular commander in Australian history and one of the most prominent allied generals of World War I.

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Penny Taylor
(Australian Retired Professional Basketball player)
Penny Taylor
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: May 24, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini

In her 19-year stint as a basketball player, Penny Taylor has mostly represented the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury. She also won gold medals as part of the Australian women’s national team. Though she had a heterosexual marriage earlier, she is now openly lesbian and married to fellow basketball player Diana Taurasi.

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Neil Robertson
(Australian Professional Snooker Player)
Neil Robertson
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 11, 1982
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
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Olivia DeJonge
(Known for playing Becca in the film The Visit (2015))
Olivia DeJonge
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Birthdate: April 30, 1998
Sun Sign: Taurus
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
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Oscar Piastri
(FIA Formula 3 champion)
Oscar Piastri
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 6, 2001
Sun Sign: Aries
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Mark Philippoussis
(Australian Former Professional Tennis Player)
Mark Philippoussis
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 7, 1976
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Australian former tennis player Mark Philippoussis is nicknamed The Scud for his missile-like deliveries. The former world number 8 singles player has two Davis Cups in his kitty and is now a famous reality TV star. He once went bankrupt but has since recovered and now owns a clothing brand.

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Clive Palmer
(Australian Politician)
Clive Palmer
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Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: March 26, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
United Australia Party leader Clive Palmer was named the eighth-richest Australian in 2020. The billionaire businessman, who owns companies such as Mineralogy, also has several golf courses and resorts in his portfolio. He once declared that he wishes to build a replica of the luxury liner RMS Titanic
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Anna Torv
(Actress)
Anna Torv
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Birthdate: June 7, 1979
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'8" (173 cm)
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Bella Heathcote
(Australian Actress and Model)
Bella Heathcote
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Birthdate: May 27, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini

Best known for her roles in series such as Strange Angel and The Man In The High Castle, Australian actor Bella Heathcote has also appeared in movies such as Fifty Shades Darker and Dark Shadows. She fond of men’s fashion and loves collecting skulls and lava lamps as a hobby.

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Rupert Murdoch
(American Media Tycoon and Chairman & CEO of 'News Corp')
Rupert Murdoch
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Birthdate: March 11, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces

Rupert Murdoch’s company News Corp owns hundreds of publishing outlets and TV channels around the world, including The Sun, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post and Fox News. His media houses have been accused of hacking the phones of celebrities and public citizens. He has also had to face allegations of bribery and corruption in the UK and the US.

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Bob Irwin
(Naturalist, Animal Conservationist and Founder of 'Australia Zoo')
Bob Irwin
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Birthdate: June 8, 1939
Sun Sign: Gemini

Bob Irwin, better known to the world as the father of legendary Australian conservationist Steve Irwin, is a conservationist in his own right. Initially a plumber, he later built the Beerwah Reptile Park, which later became Australia Zoo. Following Steve’s death, he cut all ties with the zoo.

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Abbey Lee Kershaw
(Model, Actor)
Abbey Lee Kershaw
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Listed In: Fashion
Birthdate: June 12, 1987
Sun Sign: Gemini
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
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Daryl Braithwaite
(Singer)
Daryl Braithwaite
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Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: January 11, 1949
Sun Sign: Capricorn
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Alan Jones
(Australian Former Formula One Driver)
Alan Jones
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: November 2, 1946
Sun Sign: Scorpio

Alan Stanley Jones is an Australian retired professional motor racing driver best known for winning the first Formula One World Championship in 1980 and only the second Australian to achieve the feat after three-time world champion Jack Brabham. In 1989, Alan Stanley Jones was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame.

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Malcolm Fraser
(22nd Prime Minister of Australia)
Malcolm Fraser
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: May 21, 1930
Sun Sign: Gemini
Died: March 20, 2015
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Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Alfred Deakin
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Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Died: October 7, 1919

The second prime minister of Australia and Federation movement leader Alfred Deakin had developed an interest in literature and philosophy and had written several pieces of drama and poetry while studying to be a barrister. He later joined the Liberal Party. He spent his final years struggling with memory loss.

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Peter Singer
(Australian Philosopher Who is Known for His Book ‘Animal Liberation’)
Peter Singer
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Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer

Australian moral philosopher, Peter Singer, is currently the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. He specializes in applied ethics. He is best known for his book Animal Liberation, which is considered a seminal work in the animal liberation movement.  The Council of Australian Humanist Societies recognized him as the Australian Humanist of the Year in 2004.