University Of Melbourne Notable Alumni

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Discover the notable alumni of University Of Melbourne. The list includes people like Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Julian Assange, Barry Humphries & Peter Singer. This list of notable alumni is loosely sorted by popularity and has people from different domains of life, such as leaders, film & theater personalities, media personalities, miscellaneous and writers etc.
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 1 
Cate Blanchett
(One of the Finest and Most Versatile Actresses of Her Generation)
Cate Blanchett
55
Birthdate: May 14, 1969
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Ivanhoe, Australia
 2 
Gotye
(Founding Member of The Melbourne Indie-Pop Trio 'The Basics')
Gotye
13
Listed In: Singers
Birthdate: May 21, 1980
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bruges, Belgium
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 3 
Harold Holt
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Harold Holt
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 5, 1908
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Stanmore
Died: December 17, 1967
 4 
Cathy Freeman
(Australian Former Sprinter Who Specialised in the 400 metres Event)
Cathy Freeman
14
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: February 16, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mackay, Queensland, Australia
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 5 
Judith Durham
(Singer, Jazz musician, Pianist, Songwriter)
Judith Durham
3
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: July 3, 1943
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Essendon
Height: 5'2" (157 cm)
 6 
Germaine Greer
7
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: January 29, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 7 
Julian Assange
(Computer programmer)
Julian Assange
37
Birthdate: July 3, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Townsville, Australia
Height: 6'2" (188 cm)
 8 
Angela White
(Australian Porn Actor and Director)
Angela White
21
Birthdate: March 4, 1985
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Sydney, Australia
Height: 5'3" (160 cm)
 9 
Julia Gillard
(27th Prime Minister of Australia (2010 - 2013))
Julia Gillard
25
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: September 29, 1961
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Barry, Wales
Height: 5'5" (165 cm)
 10 
Robert Menzies
(12th Prime Minister of Australia)
Robert Menzies
5
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: December 20, 1894
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jeparit
Died: May 15, 1978
 11 
Barry Humphries
(Actor, Author and Comedian Best Known for His Character ‘Dame Edna Everage’ on TV Show)
Barry Humphries
7
Birthdate: February 17, 1934
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Kew, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 12 
Ronny Chieng
(Comedian)
Ronny Chieng
3
Birthdate: November 21, 1985
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Johor Bahru, Malaysia
 13 
Alfred Deakin
(Former Prime Minister of Australia)
Alfred Deakin
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: August 3, 1856
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
Died: October 7, 1919
 14 
Elizabeth Blackburn
(Biological Researcher and Winner of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine)
Elizabeth Blackburn
7
Birthdate: November 26, 1948
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Hobart, Australia
 15 
Peter Singer
(Australian Philosopher Who is Known for His Book ‘Animal Liberation’)
Peter Singer
3
Birthdate: July 6, 1946
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 6'1" (185 cm)
 16 
Geoffrey Edelsten
(Entrepreneur, Physician)
Geoffrey Edelsten
0
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: May 2, 1943
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne
 17 
Magda Szubanski
(Comedy Actress Known for Her Role as 'Sharon Strzelecki' in the Situational Comedy 'Kath & Kim')
Magda Szubanski
1
Birthdate: April 12, 1961
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Liverpool, Merseyside, England
 18 
Randeep Hooda
(Actor, Model)
Randeep Hooda
0
Birthdate: August 20, 1976
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Rohtak
Height: 5'11" (180 cm)
 19 
Elizabeth Debicki
(Actress Known for her Role in The Great Gatsby (2013))
Elizabeth Debicki
31
Birthdate: August 24, 1990
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Paris, France
Height: 6'3" (190 cm)
 20 
Penelope Mitchell
(Australian Actress Best Known for her Roles in the TV Series: 'The Vampire Diaries' and 'Hemlock Grove')
Penelope Mitchell
2
Birthdate: July 24, 1991
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'9" (175 cm)
 21 
Portia de Rossi
(Known for Her Role in the TV Series 'Ally McBeal')
Portia de Rossi
16
Birthdate: January 31, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Horsham, Australia
Height: 5'7" (170 cm)
 22 
Missy Higgins
(Singer-songwriter, Musician)
Missy Higgins
2
Listed In: Musicians
Birthdate: August 19, 1983
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 23 
Hamish Blake
(Writer, Actor)
Hamish Blake
2
Birthdate: December 11, 1981
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne
Height: 6'4" (193 cm)
 24 
Kerry Greenwood
(Australian Author Best known for Her Series of Historical Detective Novels about the Fictional Character Phryne Fisher)
Kerry Greenwood
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1954 AD
Birthplace: Footscray, Australia
 25 
Julia Zemiro
(Television presenter)
Julia Zemiro
1
Birthdate: April 14, 1967
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Aix-en-Provence
 26 
Tahir Raj Bhasin
3
Birthdate: April 21, 1987
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Delhi, India
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 27 
Sir John Eccles
(Australian Neurophysiologist Who Won the Nobel Prize in Medicine for His Work on the Synapse)
Sir John Eccles
2
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: January 27, 1903
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: May 2, 1997
 28 
Pallavi Sharda
(Australian Actress of Indian Descent Who Works in Australian Films and Hindi Films)
Pallavi Sharda
3
Birthdate: March 5, 1990
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Perth, Australia
Height: 5'4" (163 cm)
 29 
Feliks Zemdegs
(Known for Rubik's Cube speedsolver)
Feliks Zemdegs
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: December 20, 1995
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 30 
Red Symons
(Singer, Guitarist, Songwriter)
Red Symons
0
Birthdate: June 13, 1949
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Brighton
 31 
Desmond Chiam
(Actor role as Wyatt Cole on Reef Break, General Riga on The Shannara Chronicles)
Desmond Chiam
0
Birthdate: July 30, 1987
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Height: 5'10" (178 cm)
 32 
John Bluthal
(Legendary Polish-Australian Comedian and Actor Who Had a Successful Career in Britain)
John Bluthal
1
Birthdate: August 12, 1929
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Jezierzany, Galicia, Poland
Died: November 15, 2018
 33 
Morris West
(Australian Writer and Playwright Who Often Focused on International Politics in His works)
Morris West
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 26, 1916
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: St Kilda, Australia
Died: October 9, 1999
Height: 5'6" (168 cm)
 34 
Greg Hunt
(Politician)
Greg Hunt
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 18, 1965
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Melbourne
 35 
Helen Garner
(Journalist, Novelist, Screenwriter)
Helen Garner
1
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: November 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Geelong
 36 
Santo Cilauro
(Australian Comedian Who is the Co-Founder of the Popular TV Sketch Comedy Show, 'The D-Generation')
Santo Cilauro
0
Birthdate: November 25, 1961
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 37 
Waleed Aly
(Radio personality, Television presenter, Lawyer, Songwriter)
Waleed Aly
4
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: August 15, 1978
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Melbourne
 38 
Frank Macfarlane Burnet
1
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: September 3, 1899
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Traralgon, Australia
Died: August 31, 1985
 39 
David Leyonhjelm
(Former Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party in the Senate)
David Leyonhjelm
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 1, 1952
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Nhill, Australia
 40 
Jana Wendt
(Gold Logie award-winning television journalist)
Jana Wendt
0
Birthdate: May 9, 1956
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 41 
Michel Faber
(Famous for His Novel 'The Crimson Petal and the White')
Michel Faber
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: April 13, 1960
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
 42 
James P. Gorman
(Australian-American Financier, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of 'Morgan Stanley')
James P. Gorman
2
Listed In: Business People
Birthdate: July 14, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
 43 
John Landy
(Athlete, Politician)
John Landy
0
Listed In: Sportspersons
Birthdate: April 12, 1930
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Height: 6'0" (183 cm)
 44 
Edward Dunlop
(Australian Surgeon Who Was Renowned for His Leadership During World War II)
Edward Dunlop
1
Listed In: Physicians
Birthdate: July 12, 1907
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Wangaratta, Australia
Died: July 2, 1993
 45 
Stella Young
(Australian Disability Activist, Comedian, and Journalist)
Stella Young
1
Birthdate: February 24, 1982
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Stawell, Australia
Died: December 6, 2014
 46 
Peter Warner
(Sailor)
Peter Warner
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 22, 1931
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
Died: April 13, 2021
 47 
Andrew Peacock
(Diplomat, Politician, Lawyer)
Andrew Peacock
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 13, 1939
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Melbourne
 48 
Ninian Stephen
(20th Governor-General of Australia)
Ninian Stephen
0
Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Birthdate: June 15, 1923
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Nettlebed, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Died: October 29, 2017
 49 
John Flynn
(Minister)
John Flynn
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: November 25, 1880
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Moliagul, Australia
Died: May 5, 1951
 50 
Christos Tsiolkas
(Australian Author Best Known for His Novel 'The Slap')
Christos Tsiolkas
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 1965 AD
Birthplace: Melbourne, Australia
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