The Most Famous Australian Peoples


Famous Australian Peoples You Must Know

Here are some of the greatest and most famous Australians. Kylie Minogue is number one, so you can complain about it here. It’s not all about rankings. These are some great Australians.

Kylie Minogue (1968)

 Is an actress and singer. Kylie is perhaps best known for her role in the soap opera “Neighbours”. Then she released four best-selling pop albums, before changing direction and continually reinventing her music and image. She was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 and has sought to raise awareness about the disease.

Heath Ledger (1979)

Heath Ledger, an Australian actor, shot to fame in America with the teen comedy 10 Things I Hate About You. In Brokeback Mountain, he earned comparisons with great actors such as Marlon Brando and became a star. It was a massive success for this actor to perform his last performance as Joker in The Dark Knight.

Sir Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001)

During the 1930s and 1940s, he dominated cricket. Bradman finished with a test average of 99.94, which made him so far ahead of his contemporaries that no one could come close to matching his dominance. He was a typical Australian rural boy who drew great admiration from beyond the game of cricket.

Chris Hemsworth (1983)

Hemsworth became a superstar after playing Thor, the crown prince of Asgard in the Thor and The Avengers film series. He had already established himself in Australia with the television series Home and Away before heading to Hollywood. Besides Snow White and the Huntsman and Ghostbusters, the handsome actor has also won praise for his work.

Saint Mary MacKillop (1842 – 1909)

In Australia’s outback, she cared for orphans and Aboriginal children. Several schools and institutions were established to educate the rural poor.

Howard Florey (1898 –  1968)

A medical doctor who played a key role in the development of penicillin. At the Radcliffe Hospital Oxford, Florey pioneered the first clinical trials. His clinical trials saved millions of lives within a short timeframe.

John Curtin (1885 – 1945)

Prime Minister of Australia during World War II. In the Second World War, he served as Prime Minister from 1941 to 1945 while leading the Labour Party. Through his leadership, Australia became an independent nation.

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