Favorite Actresses born in Australia

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Emilie de Ravin
Actress, Lost
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 fantasy drama...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: LOST ” - CassieNewton
 
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Bridie Carter
Bridie grew up in Melbourne where her mother was a gallery director and has a real passion for the arts. Much like her character Tess in McLeod's Daughters, Bridie is generous and helpful. She is an advocate for people in need, and often lends her spare time to charity organisations, most recently the Red Cross [ 2004].
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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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...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: TRIANGLE ” - CassieNewton
 
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Abbie Cornish
Actress, Limitless
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 playing a quadriplegic.
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: Candy ” - CassieNewton
 
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Marny Kennedy
Actress, Mortified
Marny Kennedy is an Australian actress, singer, and dancer. Her first major role was as Taylor Fry in the Australian children's television series "Mortified", which debuted on the Nine Network in 2006, the ABC Network in 2008 and The Disney Channel. As well as showing in Australia, Mortified aired internationally; winning various awards...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: Mortified, A gURLs wURLd  ” - CassieNewton
 
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Claire Holt
Claire Rhiannon Holt (born June 11, 1988) portrays the role of Rebekah Mikaelson in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Her most notable roles are Samara in Pretty Little Liars, Chastity Meyer in Mean Girls 2 and Emma Gilbert in H2O: Just Add Water. Claire was born in Brisbane, Australia. She graduated from Stuartholme School in Toowong at the end of 2005...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:The Vampire Diaries, H2O ” - CassieNewton
 
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Lisa Chappell
Grew up in Auckland, New Zealand. After playing the spoilt brat, "Chelsea", on the New Zealand TV series, Gloss, she moved to Sydney to complete the Journey. She then won the role of "Claire McLeod" on McLeod's Daughters. After three years, she decided it was time for a change and was written out when her character's jeep plummeted off a cliff...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:H2O ” - CassieNewton
 
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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...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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Zoe Naylor
Actress, The Reef
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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Cate Blanchett
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 years old...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: The Talented Mr. Ripley, The CC of Benjamin Button  ” - CassieNewton
 
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Rachel Blakely
Australian actress Rachel Blakely is a former model whose career was launched after winning a women's magazine cover competition. She made her TV screen debut in a Nissan commercial, but is best known to television audiences as Gaby Willis in the popular long-running series Neighbours, a role she played for three years...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:The Lost World ” - CassieNewton
 
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Phoebe Tonkin
Actress, The Originals
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 graduated from the Queenwood School for Girls...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: H20, The Secret Circle ” - CassieNewton
 
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Naomi Watts
Actress, King Kong
Naomi Ellen Watts was born on September 28, 1968 in Shoreham, England, to Myfanwy Edwards "Miv" (Roberts), an antiques dealer and costume/set designer, and Peter Watts (Peter Anthony Watts), the road manager to Pink Floyd. Her maternal grandfather was Welsh. Her father died when Naomi was seven and she began to follow her mother and her brother around England...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance:The Ring ” - CassieNewton
 
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“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: McLeod's Daughters ” - CassieNewton
 
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Brooke Harman
Brooke Harman was born in Orange County, California on August 18, 1985 she moved to Brisbane, Queensland when she was young. The Wayne Manifesto was her first television role at age 11. She guest-starred in Home and Away, All Saints, White Collar Blue, Beastmaster, Flipper, The Sleepover Club, and appeared in the movies Ned Kelly and Till Human Voices Wake Us...
“ Favorite TV/Movie Appearance: Pirate Islands ” - CassieNewton