Australian Womenby oligiman187 | created - 12 Jul 2011 | updated - 2 weeks ago | Public
A random list of living women born in Australia Note: Some of them might not live in Australia anymore. Also so called Australians like Naomi Watts, Isla Fisher, Sophie Monk or Nicole Kidman are not listed here.
Actress | Moulin Rouge!
Kylie Ann Minogue was born on 28 May, 1968. The eldest of three children, Kylie's acting career began early, but it was her role as "Charlene" in the Australian soap, Neighbours (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...
Sister of Dannii Minogue.
Actress | Home and Away
Danielle Jane Minogue was born in 1971, the youngest sister of Kylie Minogue and brother Brendan Minogue. By June 1978, she had secured a role in the Australian series Skyways (1979). A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young ...
Sister of Kylie Minogue.
Delta Goodrem is a singer, songwriter, performer, actress, and philanthropist. Born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales, she enrolled in dancing, acting, singing and piano classes at a young age.
At the age of 15, Goodrem signed a record deal with Sony Music Australia. Her first album, Innocent ...
Actress | Johnny English
Natalie Jane Imbruglia was born on Tuesday, February 4, 1975, in Sydney, Australia, to Maxene (Anderson) and Elliot Imbruglia. Her father is Sicilain (from Lipari) and her mother has English, Scottish, Welsh, and Irish ancestry. She grew up in a small beach town on the New South Wales coast called ...
Sister of Laura Imbruglia.
Actress | Crash Palace
Sister of Natalie Imbruglia.
Actress | Taken
Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, to parents Rachel and Rajko (Ryko). Holly's mother is from Southampton, England and is of Spanish origin and her father is of Serb heritage. Both of her parents were fashion models and her father is a pianist and guitarist. She has two ...
Actress | Arrested Development
Portia de Rossi was born and raised in Geelong, Australia. Originally born Amanda Rogers, at 15 she changed her name to Portia, saying that it was the most daring thing she had ever done up until that point. After graduating from high school, she attended the University of Melbourne, and studied ...
Actress | Without a Trace
Poppy Montgomery has found success and prominence by playing the dramatic role of FBI agent Samantha Spade in the popular TV series Without a Trace (2002). Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines.
Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, ...
10. Melissa George
Actress | Hunted
The second of four children, Australian actress Melissa George was born in Perth, Western Australia in 1976. The daughter of Pamela, a nurse, and Glenn George, a construction worker, Melissa initially expressed interest in various forms of dance rather than acting. During her childhood, George ...
11. Radha Mitchell
Actress | Silent Hill
Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her ...
Cousin of Penelope Mitchell
Actress | Hellboy
Penelope Mitchell is an Australian actress best known for playing the role of Letha Godfrey on the American horror television series Hemlock Grove and Liv Parker on The Vampire Diaries.
Born in Melbourne, Victoria to a French-born artist mother and Australian entrepreneur father, Mitchell spent most...
Cousin of Radha Mitchell
13. Teresa Palmer
Actress | Lights Out
Actress and model Teresa Palmer has gathered some impressive film credits. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former missionary and nurse. She completed high school at Mercedes College in 2003, where she was a popular student who was ...
14. Miranda Kerr
Actress | How I Met Your Mother
Miranda May Kerr was born in Sydney and raised in the small town of Gunnedah to John and Therese Kerr. Kerr's paternal grandmother lived on a farm, where she "raced motorbikes and rode horses." Her parents later moved the family to Brisbane when she and her younger brother Matthew were teenagers. ...
15. Emilie de Ravin
Actress | Remember Me
Emilie was born on 27th December 1981, and grew up in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia. When she was 15, she was accepted at the highly selective Australian Ballet School in Melbourne. However, after only a year, she dropped out and undertook acting courses.
Her first starring role was on the ...
18. Emily Browning
Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events
Australian actress Emily Browning was born in 1988 in Melbourne, Australia, to Shelley and Andrew Browning. She has two younger brothers. Her start in acting came after a classmate's father, involved in the acting business, noticed her "acting all ditsy" in a school play. Emily found an agent and ...
19. Isabel Lucas
Actress | Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Isabel was born in Melbourne, Australia. Her father is Australian and her mother is Swiss. When she was age 6, her family moved to Switzerland for a year. They moved back to Melbourne for a while before moving to a very small mining town in the Northern Territory (population 1,000). Along with her ...
20. Abbie Cornish
Actress | Candy
Abbie Cornish grew up on her parents' 170 acre farm in the Hunter Valley town of Lochinvar with her 3 brothers and younger sister. Abbie started modeling at age 13. Her first acting job was at age 15 on the Australian Broadcasting Commission series Children's Hospital (1997) playing a quadriplegic.
21. Cate Blanchett
Actress | Carol
Cate Blanchett was born on May 14, 1969 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, to June (Gamble), an Australian teacher and property developer, and Robert DeWitt Blanchett, Jr., an American advertising executive, originally from Texas. She has an older brother and a younger sister. When she was ten ...
23. Rachael Taylor
Actress | Transformers
Rachael Taylor grew up in Tasmania, Australia, with her parents Nigel and Christine Taylor. She began modelling during her teens, working for the Skye-Jilly International agency. She competed for Miss Teen Tasmania, as well as the Miss Universe/Miss World state finals. She moved to Sydney to ...
24. Anna Torv
Actress | Fringe
Anna Torv (born 7 June 1979) is an Australian actress known for her role as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on the Fox television series Fringe (2008-2013). Torv was born in Melbourne, Victoria, the daughter of Susan (née Carmichael) and Hans Torv, also grew up in Gold Coast, Queensland. Her father is of ...
25. Eliza Taylor
Actress | The 100
Eliza Jane Taylor (born on 24 October 1989 in Melbourne, Australia) is an Australian actress who is perhaps best known for her regular role as "Janae Timmins" on the Australian television series Neighbours (1985).
Eliza has just finished the feature film Patrick (2013), alongside Rachel Griffiths, ...
26. Mia Wasikowska
Actress | Alice in Wonderland
Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight,...
28. Rose Byrne
Actress | Spy
Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.
She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll (1994), when she was 15 years old.
Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...
29. Tamee Harrison
Make_up_department | Untitled Livi Zheng Project
Tatham Maree "Tamee" Harrison, born in Perth, Western Australia, is a highly credited and very successful European Singer/Songwriter/Actress/TV Host/Fashion Designer.
Tamee had great success with her singles "A Little Bit"(2001), "You're The Voice"(2002) and her debut-album, "From Me to You"(2002) ...
30. Phoebe Tonkin
Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began
Tonkin was born in Sydney. When she was four, she attended dance courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap dance. At the age of 12, Tonkin began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People (ATYP) at the Wharf Theatre. Tonkin attended Loreto Kirribilli and later ...
31. Claire Holt
Actress | 47 Meters Down
Claire Rhiannon Holt (born June 11, 1988) portrays the role of "Rebekah Mikaelson" in The Vampire Diaries (2009) and The Originals (2013). Her most notable roles are "Samara Cook" in Pretty Little Liars (2010), "Chastity Meyer" in Mean Girls 2 (2011) and "Emma Gilbert" in H2O: Just Add Water (2006).
32. Indiana Evans
Actress | H2O: Just Add Water
Indiana Rose Evans born 27 July 1990 is an Australian actress and singer-songwriter, best known for her roles in Home and Away as Matilda Hunter, H2O: Just Add Water as Bella Hartley, and Blue Lagoon: The Awakening as Emmaline Robinson. Evans had an interest in performing since the age of five, ...
33. Rachel Griffiths
Actress | Muriel's Wedding
Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and ...
34. Miranda Otto
Miranda Otto is an Australian actress. Otto is a daughter of actors Barry Otto and Lindsay Otto, and half-sister of actress Gracie Otto. She began her acting career at age 18 in 1986, and has appeared in a variety of independent and major studio films. Otto made her major film debut in Emma's War (...
35. Georgie Parker
Actress | A Country Practice
Georgie Parker was born on December 16, 1964 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Georgina Parker. She is an actress, known for A Country Practice (1981), All Saints (1998) and The 13th Floor (1988). She has been married to Steve Worland since March 5, 1994. They have one child.
36. Sharni Vinson
Actress | You're Next
Sharni Vinson was born in New South Wales, Australia and grew up in Sydney's southern beach suburb of Cronulla, in the Sutherland Shire. As a teenager, she trained and competed at a National Level in swimming, holding a total of 4 State records throughout high school. Sharni began singing, dancing ...
Actress | Dexter
Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski was born and raised in Australia. Her parents were Polish immigrants. She attended the Santa Sabina College for her high school education. She then went on to study Performance at the University of Western Sydney's School of Contemporary Arts, graduating in 2003. ...
Actress | The Frontier Boys
Rebecca Jean Smallbone was born on July 26, 1977 in Sydney, Australia, to David and Helen Smallbone. She is the oldest of seven children, five boys and two girls. When she was thirteen years old she was the lead vocalist at the Christian school that she was attending at the time. During that year, ...
40. Toni Collette
Actress | Little Miss Sunshine
Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).
Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...
42. Claudia Black
Actress | Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars
Claudia Lee Black was born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Her parents Jules and Judy Black are both Australian Medical Academics Doctors. She has lived in Australia, New Zealand, England and the US. Throughout her career Black has played in many Australian and New Zealand films and guested on ...
43. Jacinda Barrett
Actress | Poseidon
Jacinda Barrett was born in Australia. Her convincing accent has paved the way for numerous acting roles in the USA. Barrett was first introduced to American audiences via MTV's The Real World (1992), during its fourth season, which was set in London. Jacinda Barrett received her first break on the...
44. Peta Wilson
Actress | The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
With her distinctive voice, ultra-intense eyes and statuesque frame, Peta Wilson probably could have carried her breakout television show, "La Femme Nikita," on looks alone. Such was television in 1997. But when viewers realized that this killer- with-a-killer body could actually act, the show ...
45. Gemma Ward
Actress | The Strangers
Gemma Ward was born in Perth, Australia in 1987 and started her model career in the year 2002.
When she was 15 years old, she was discovered in the audience of Search for a Supermodel (2000), an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be ...
46. Rachael Carpani
Actress | Against the Wall
Rachael is best known for her role as Jodi Fountain on the much loved Australian series McLeod's Daughters, for which she was nominated at the 2007 TV WEEK Logie Awards for both a 'Silver Logie - Most Popular Actress' and the 'Gold Logie - Most Popular Personality in Television.' Other Australian ...
48. Margot Robbie
Actress | Suicide Squad
Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia to Scottish parents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in ...
50. Natalie Hoflin
Actress | Neighbours
Natalie Louise Hoflin is an actress best known for her portrayal of Carmella Cammeniti in the long running Australian TV series Neighbours. Her five years on the show earned her a TV WEEK Logie Award for Best New Talent in 2005 and nominations for both the Gold and Silver TV WEEK Logie Award for '...
51. Pauline Egan
Actress | Home Before Dark
Pauline Egan was born in Benowa, Qld, Australia. She trained with Tom McSweeney and The Australian Film and Television Academy, Sydney. In 2010 she relocated to Vancouver, Canada and began training with sought after acting coach Ben Ratner. She landed her first major network role at age 23, playing...
52. Lisa Origliasso
Actress | Cybergirl
Lisa Origliasso was born on December 25, 1984 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Lisa Marie Origliasso.
Twin sister of Jessica Origliasso
Actress | Cybergirl
Jessica Origliasso was born on December 25, 1984 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia as Jessica Louise Origliasso.
Twin sister of Lisa Origliasso
55. Gigi Edgley
Actress | Farscape
Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is involved in managing a 250-acre health retreat. As a child, Gigi Edgley performed both in and out of ...
59. Helene Joy
Actress | Murdoch Mysteries
A native of Perth, Australia, Helene Joy trained at the prestigious Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts. Her early career began on the stage where she performed various roles with the famous Sydney-based Bell Shakespeare Theatre Company. She went on to play such classic roles as Juliet,...
60. Megan Gale
Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road
Megan Kate Gale is an Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale won a modeling competition at 18 in her home town. In 1999, she was cast in a series of advertisements for Italian telecommunications company Omnitel. This led to wide ...
61. Adelaide Kane
Actress | The Purge
Born in Western Australia in 1990, Adelaide Kane had been acting since she was 6 and got her first major role, in 2006, when she won the role of "Lolly Allen" on Neighbours (1985). She entered a Dolly Magazine Competition and won the role in late 2006. When she got the role, she and her family had ...
62. Caitlin Stasey
Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress who is well known for her roles as Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club (2003), Rachel Kinski in Neighbours (1985) and Ellie Linton in the film adaptation of John Marsden's best seller 'Tomorrow When the War Began'
Caitlin is from Victoria, Australia, ...
63. Pippa Black
Actress | Neighbours
Pippa Black (born 16 October 1982) is an Australian actress. From 2005 to 2009, Black played Elle Robinson in the soap opera Neighbours. Black played Tonya in the NBC series Outsourced from 2010 to 2011.
Black made small appearances in Australian television shows, student films and children's ...
Actress | Fainaru fantajî XIII
Georgia is a rare talent who, at her young age, is a successful and credited Comedian, TV host, actor and voice-over artist. Through her production company "I am Spartacus Entertainment", she is also a credited writer and producer. She is a little Aussie with a huge heart and smile, and an even ...
66. Julia Perri
Actress | Landline
Born in Melbourne Australia, to parents from Southern Italy, Julia has lived and worked between Italy, Australia and the U.S. She is tough, yet fragile, which she says comes from being Italian. Her earthy essence and warmth makes for one magnetic actress.
Julia's training includes study at the Los ...
67. Brooke Anderson
Actress | The Perfect Host
A leading regular role in television's Logie award winning series E Street (1989), a nomination for the prestigious Penguin Award for Best Performance by a Juvenile, and winner of the Variety Club Award for Most Outstanding Juvenile Actress.
Brooke won international acclaim when she was just six ...
68. Tabrett Bethell
Actress | Dhoom:3
Tabrett Bethell is a talented Australian film, television, model and theater actress. Prior to her acting career, she worked as a cheerleader for the NRL (National Rugby League) Cronulla Sharks. She was also a model for the Chadwick Model Agency in Australia. Bethell trained at Australia's Leading ...
69. Elle Macpherson
Actress | The Edge
Elle Macpherson was born on March 29, 1964 in Cronulla, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Eleanor Nancy Gow. She is an actress and producer, known for The Edge (1997), Batman & Robin (1997) and If Lucy Fell (1996). She has been married to Jeffrey Soffer since July 2013. She was previously ...
71. Gia Carides
Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Gia Carides has been working as an actress since age 12 in film and in theatre. She has been nominated twice for her work, in Strictly Ballroom (1992) (Best Actress in a Supporting Role AFI Awards) and Brilliant Lies (1996) (Best Actress in a Leading Role AFI Awards). She has appeared in as many ...
75. Tahyna MacManus
Actress | X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Tahyna MacManus (formerly Tahyna Tozzi) is an Australian writer, director and actress. She is known for playing popular mutant character Emma Frost in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) before she turned her focus behind the scenes. Oren (2014), her first narrative short film won many awards and ...
79. Kym Wilson
Actress | Brides of Christ
Kym Wilson is an award winning Australian actress known for her work in Film, Television and Theatre. Her career began in the Australian Film Institute Awarded Best Film, "Flirting" alongside Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts and later that same year in the mini series "Brides of Christ" starring ...
84. Samantha Noble
Actress | See No Evil
Australian-born Samantha Noble isn't the only person in her family who is in the media. Her father is actor/director John Noble, of "Lord of the Rings" fame. Samantha is a trained High School teacher. She completed her Masters at Sydney University in 2004 and then decided, after graduation, she ...
86. Holly Brisley
Actress | Scooby-Doo
Holly Brisley is an Australian actress and presenter with a career spanning over 25 years. Her first film role was opposite Parker Stevenson, Chad Everrett, Dirk Benedict & Erin Gray, in a film called Official Denial; since then Holly has worked on films such as Scooby Doo, (Isla Fischer, Freddie ...
90. Bianca Roe
Producer | Devil's Highway
Born in Australia, Bianca Chiminello spent most of her early childhood training to be a classical dancer. At the age of 15, she was "discovered" by a modeling agency and, within the year, won the prestigious Ford Supermodel of the World Competition. She was flown to America, placed as a finalist ...
91. Lisa McCune
Actress | Blue Heelers
Lisa was born on the 17th of February, 1971 and grew up in Perth, Australia. She entered WAAPA (West Australian Academy of Performing Arts) and graduated in 1990 at the age of 19 with a musical degree. Moving over to Melbourne, after a short lived stay in Sydney when Lisa was awarded the Coles ...
94. Nicole da Silva
Actress | Doctor Doctor
Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Wentworth as Franky Doyle and in Southern Star's AFI award-winning drama Rush as Senior Constable Stella Dagostino, for which she received critical acclaim over the show's four-season run. Nicole also gained a Best Actress ...
95. Andrea Leon
Actress | 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams
Andrea Leon was born on September 18, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for 2001 Maniacs: Field of Screams (2010), Como Fue: A Story of Tina Modotti (2002) and Hood of Horror (2006). She was previously married to Christopher Tuffin.
97. Maria Tran
Actress | Hit Girls
Maria Tran is an Australian-born Vietnamese actress, martial artist, producer, writer and director.
She is known for developing the martial arts action film genre in Australia via the Asian diaspora communities of Western Sydney through her shorts such as Hit Girls, Gaffa, Enter The Dojo; her ...
98. Emma Randall
Actress | Daybreakers
Emma attended the Queensland University of Technology where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Drama). Whilst majoring in set design, she also acted in university theatre productions. After completion of her degree she spent three years working for an animation studio making miniature sets and ...
100. Keisha Castle-Hughes
Actress | Whale Rider
Keisha Castle-Hughes was born on March 24, 1990 in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Whale Rider (2002), The Nativity Story (2006) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She was previously married to Jonathan Morrison.