There is just something about Australian celebrities that sticks with us. Maybe it’s their good looks or their famous accents. Perhaps you did not even realize that one of your favorite celebs was in fact Australian! Read on to find out more about the Australians that you love as well as the ones that you love to hate.

Hugh Jackman
Hugh Jackman
This actor is best known for his portrayal of Wolverine in seven “X-Men” movies. However, many believe that his performance as Jean Valjean in “Les Miserables” was his best one to date. Jackman was born in Sydney and started focusing on his goal of acting for a living at the age of 22.
Portia de Rossi
Portia de Rossi
This actress was made famous from her roles on “Ally McBeal,” “Arrested Development,” “Better Off Ted” and “Nip/Tuck.” She was born in Horsham and raised in Grovedale before moving to the United States in her early 20s. The performer has been married to Ellen DeGeneres since 2008.
Simon Baker
Simon Baker
The star of “The Mentalist” is the only one on this list to be born in Tasmania. However, he and his family moved to mainland Australia three years later. After the actor earned accolades due to his acting on the Australian television show, “Naked,” he headed to the United States looking for more success. He succeeded.
Nicole Kidman
Nicole Kidman
Although this actress was born in Hawaii in 1967, it was during a temporary stay that her Australian parents were undertaking in the United States. They returned to Australia when she was 4. Kidman made her way back to America when she performed in “Days of Thunder” in 1990. She is also revered for her acting in “Moulin Rouge!” and “The Hours.”
Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett
Blanchett was born and grew up in Melbourne, and although she is a Hollywood mainstay, she still makes her permanent home in her native Australia. She reached international fame after starring as Queen Elizabeth I of England in "Elizabeth," and has been starring in big-name blockbusters ever since.
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson
Although Mel was actually born in a small town in New York, the actor considers Australia his true home. Gibson moved to Sydney — his mother's birthplace — when he was 12 with his family after his father received $145,000 from a work-related injury. In his early 20s, Gibson had his big break in the Australian post-apocalyptic thriller "Mad Max," and later moved to Hollywood to become one of America's biggest names.
Russell Crowe
Russell Crowe
Crowe is actually a New Zealander who moved to Sydney when he was just 4 years old. After a successful acting career and somewhat successful music career in Australia and New Zealand, Crowe moved to Hollywood to pursue bigger roles. Crowe immediately show to international fame with his starring role in "Gladiator."
Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne
Rose Byrne has become one of the most versatile and sought-after actresses in Hollywood recently, starring in numerous blockbusters like "Bridesmaids," "X-Men: First Class," and "Neighbors." As her accent reveals, Byrne was born and raised in Sydney.
Flea
Flea
Michael Balzary is better known by his stage name Flea, and he was born in Melbourne. The Balzary family moved to New York when Flea was 5 for his father's career, and then later moved to Los Angeles. It was at Fairfax High School in L.A. that Flea met Anthony Keidis, who come together to form the Red Hot Chili Peppers years later.
Rebel Wilson
Rebel Wilson
This hilarious actress is best known as for her portrayal of Fat Amy in the 2012 film, “Pitch Perfect.” She started earning fame in her native country when she began acting on “Pizza,” an Australian television show, in the early 2000s. Wilson was born in Sydney and grew up in that city’s suburbs. She moved to New York in 2003 after earning a scholarship.
Heath Ledger
Heath Ledger
This actor was born in Perth and raised in its suburbs before he headed to the United States as a teenager to further his career. It proved to be the right move as Ledger then earned acclaim for his performances in “The Patriot,” “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Dark Knight.” Although his life was cut too short in 2008, he left quite a legacy behind.
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth
Liam Hemsworth was born in Melbourne and moved to Los Angeles at the age of 19 to pursue an acting career in the United States after having found some success as a performer in his native country. It did not take him long as he was cast in “The Last Song” before he even had a chance to find an agent.
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth
Chris Hemsworth, Liam’s older brother, spent much of his youth in Melbourne as well. After he earned domestic acclaim for his acting in “Home and Away,” a soap opera, he started pushing his way into the worldwide spotlight with performances in “A Perfect Getaway” and “Ca$h.” He later completely thrust himself into the limelight with his portrayal of the title character in “Thor.”
Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea
Following a common theme for these Aussie natives, Azalea moved from Australia to New York at the age of 16 to further her career and found great success doing so. This rapper’s debut studio album, “The New Classic,” came out in April 2014, and it quickly earned top-five positions on musical charts in the United States, Australia and the United Kingdom.
Kylie Minogue
Kylie Minogue
This singer and actress has been entertaining her fans throughout the world ever since she burst onto the scene in 1987 with her songs, “Locomotion” and “I Should Be So Lucky.” She also acted in movies such as “Moulin Rouge!” and “Bio-Dome.” The performer was born in Melbourne and earned acclaim in Australia as a teenager for her acting in the soap opera, “Neighbours.”
Miranda Kerr
Miranda Kerr
This model was born in Sydney and raised in Brisbane and Gunnedah, a small agricultural town. At the age of 13, she modeled for Dolly, a teen magazine based in Australia. She later moved to New York and earned runway and print appearances with a variety of labels. In 2007, Kerr became the first Australian to sign with Victoria’s Secret.
Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin
Another beloved performer who was taken too soon was The Crocodile Hunter. His television series of the same name earned him international fame and allowed him to spread his love of animals around the world. The show first aired in Australia in 1996, and it was broadcast for the first time in the United States a year later.

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