Australian Actresses

This is a list of my favourite aussie actresses
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Catherine McClements
Actress, Water Rats
Catherine acted with the St. Martin's Youth Company in Melbourne for two years before going to NIDA in 1983. She graduated in 1985, taking a major role in the movies 'The Right Hand Man' and 'My Brother Tom' while still studying. Since then she's had lead roles in Weekend With Kate - opposite Colin Friels...
“ Best known for her roles in Water Rats, Rush and Tangle. ” - nicolam99
 
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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 contract (Lisa starred on advertisements on television and in the newspapers)...
“ Best known for her roles in Blue Heelers and Sea Patrol. ” - nicolam99
 
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“ Best known for her roles in All Saints and Rescue Special Ops. ” - nicolam99
 
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Poppy Montgomery
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. Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines. Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, Australia, to Nicola (Montgomery)...
“ Best known for her role in the us drama Without A Trace. ” - nicolam99
 
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Bridie Carter
Bridie Carter was born on December 18th in Melbourne, Australia and is the oldest of three children - she has two younger brothers. Bridie has been nominated for the TV Week Logie Awards three times. In 2003 she was nominated for a Silver Logie For Most Popular Actress, this award is voted for by the public...
“ Best know for her role as Tess Mcleod on Mcleods Daughters. ” - nicolam99
 
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“ Known and loved for her role on Mcleods Daughters as Stevie Hall ” - nicolam99
 
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Zoe Naylor
Actress, The Reef
 
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Rachael Carpani
Rachael has an Italian father, Tony, and an Australian mother, Gael, and grew up on a property near Dural, in Sydney's Hills district She joined an acting agent and was happy to get bit parts in television shows and commercials, but never took acting seriously. Coming from an academic family, school work was always first...
 
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Gigi Edgley
Actress, Farscape
Gigi is hosting Jim Henson's Creature Shop Challenge on the SyFy Channel. The internationally renowned actress is originally from Australia. She stole the hearts of sci-fi enthusiasts with her role as Chiana on 'Farscape', a cult science fiction TV show by The Jim Henson Company. Previously Gigi was working on the ABC mini series Carlotta...
 
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Claire van der Boom
Actress, The Square
A graduate of Australia's National Institute of Dramatic Art, Claire van der Boom is a Logie Award-winning actress who made her film debut in 2008, opposite Joel Edgerton in "The Square." She has since appeared in numerous acclaimed productions on stage and screen, including turns in HBO's "The Pacific" and Showtime's "Masters of Sex."
 
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Holly Valance
Actress, Taken
Holly Rachel Valance was born on 11th May 1983 in Melbourne, to parents Rachel and Ryko. Holly's mother is from Southampton, England and her father hails from Yugoslavia. Both her parents were fashion models and her father is a pianist and guitarist. Her parents live in Melbourne with Holly's two younger sisters...
 
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Emily Browning
Actress, Sucker Punch
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 was soon filming on location for the Hallmark TV-movie...
 
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Caitlin Stasey
Actress, Neighbours
Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress who is well known for her roles as Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club, Rachel Kinski in Neighbours and Ellie Linton in the film adaptation of John Marsden's best seller 'Tomorrow When the War Began' Caitlin is from Victoria, Australia, She began taking an interest in acting/performing when she was about six years of age...
 
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Delta Goodrem
Actress, Neighbours
Delta Goodrem was born on the 9th of November, 1984 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Her parents are Lea and Denis Goodrem. She has a younger brother, Trent. Delta began singing and writing at a young age and made some guest appearances in various TV commercials and the Australian TV shows Hey Dad..!...
 
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Indiana Evans
Actress, Home and Away
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, when she would perform for family and friends...
 
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Basia A'Hern
A rising star, Basia is fast establishing herself as a most talented, versatile, and charming young performer with a unique maturity and understanding, years in excess of her age. She has been studying acting at the prestigious Keane Kids Studios for the past 3 years, where management recognized her potential and immediately signed her...
 
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Kylie Minogue
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, which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record company executive heard Kylie's rendition of Little Eva's 1962 hit...
 
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Dannii Minogue
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. A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young Talent Time...
 
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Portia de Rossi
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 law...
 
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Melissa George
Actress, Home and Away
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 studied tap...
 
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Gemma Ward
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, an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be feature in the "It Girls" of the supermodel world...
 
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Judy Davis
Actress, Barton Fink
Judy Davis was born April 23, 1955 in Perth, Western Australia. She was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology, and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She came to prominence as Sybylla Melvyn in the film adaptation of Miles Franklin's novel...
 
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