We all love our favorite actors, musicians, models and artists. However, since Hollywood and the US have such a monopoly over entertainment, sometimes we assume everyone is from the USA. In this overview, we’re presenting 7 celebrities you didn’t know were Australian!
Margot Robbie – Australian Beauty
This 29-year-old femme fatale is famous for The Wolf of Wall Street, Suicide Squad, I, Tonya and The Legend of Tarzan.
Margot actually grew up on a farm near the Golden Coast in Dalby, Queensland. She later moved to Melbourne to try her luck in acting. In Australia, she worked on the series Neighbors, but left it for the big screen.
Mia Wasikowska – The Wonderland Girl
This Canberra-born actress is most famous for playing the lead role in Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland. Currently, she lives in Bronte, New South Wales with her partner Jesse Eisenberg.
Her first feature film was Defiance in 2008. After that, Mia Masikowska played in many major films. After Alice in Wonderland, she continued working on the 2016 sequel Alice Through the Looking Glass.
Some other well-known flicks with Mia Wasikowska include Only Lovers Left Alive (2013), Stoker (2013), Crimson Peak (2015) and The Kids are All Right (2010).
Simon Baker – The Mentalist
The Mentalist, however native he may seem to the state of California, is actually Australian. He was born in 1969 in Launceston, Tasmania, but he grew up in Ballina, a small coastal town in New South Wales.
Fun Fact: Baker is actually close friends with Australian actresses Nicole Kidman and Naomi Watts, who are both godmothers to his two sons, Harry and Claude.
Miranda Kerr – Victoria’s Secret Angel
Kerr is one of the most well-known models for Victoria’s Secret and one of the most successful Australian models ever. She has been featured in Forbes among the highest-earning models. She was previously in a relationship with Orlando Bloom.
Miranda Kerr was born in Sydney, but she grew up in Gunnedah. After a while, her family moved to Brisbane where she graduated from school. Currently, she lives in L. A., California.
McMahon is an actor most well-known for his 2003 role in Nip/Tuck, where he played the iconic Dr. Christian Tory. This was a hard role to take on, because Christian is a character that audience simply loves to hate. Nevertheless, his charismatic portrayal of an arrogant narcissist brought him instant acclamation and fame. null
Julian McMahon was born and raised in Sydney, New South Wales. A fun fact about McMahon is that his father is an ex-Prime Minister of Australia.
He also worked on some Hollywood blockbusters like The Fantastic Four, RED, and Rise of the Silver Surfer.
This talented musician and songwriter is popular all over the world, but many people are not aware that she’s actually from Australia. She was born and raised in Adelaide, where she started her career with a local band called Crisp.
She’s most famous for her hits Chandelier, Cheap Thrills, Titanium and many others. She has cooperated with some of the biggest names in the music industry.
This singer, musician and performer lived in Caboolture. He was born in New Zealand, but his family moved to Australia when he was very young. He’s currently living in the US.