Australian Actresses

by nicolam99 | created - 04 Feb 2012 | updated - 04 Feb 2012 | Public

This is a list of my favourite aussie actresses

1. 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...

Best known for her roles in Water Rats, Rush and Tangle.

2. 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 ...

Best known for her roles in Blue Heelers and Sea Patrol.

3. Libby Tanner

Actress | All Saints

Libby Tanner was born on February 25, 1970 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Elizabeth Tanner. She is an actress and casting director, known for All Saints (1998), Nowhere Boys (2013) and Nowhere Boys: The Book of Shadows (2016). She was previously married to Brian Vriends.

Best known for her roles in All Saints and Rescue Special Ops.

4. Poppy Montgomery

Actress | Without a Trace

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 (2002). Her gorgeous image can often be found in many men's magazines.

Montgomery was born Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue in Sydney, ...

Best known for her role in the us drama Without A Trace.

5. Bridie Carter

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

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 ...

Best know for her role as Tess Mcleod on Mcleods Daughters.

6. Simmone Mackinnon

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

Simmone Mackinnon was born on March 19, 1973 in Mount Isa, Queensland, Australia as Simone Jade Mackinnon. She is an actress and producer, known for McLeod's Daughters (2001), Attila (2001) and Baywatch (1989).

Known and loved for her role on Mcleods Daughters as Stevie Hall

7. Zoe Naylor

Actress | Robotropolis

Zoe Naylor was born on July 4, 1977 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Robotropolis (2011), McLeod's Daughters (2001) and Locks of Love (2014).

8. Rachael Carpani

Actress | Against the Wall

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...

9. Katherine Hicks

Actress | Rescue Special Ops

Katherine Hicks is an actress, known for Rescue Special Ops (2009), Devil's Dust (2012) and Winners & Losers (2011).

10. Gigi Edgley

Actress | Farscape

Edgley was born in Perth. She is the daughter of concert and circus promoter Michael Edgley, known for bringing the Moscow State Circus to Australia during the 1980s. Her mother, Jeni Edgley, is involved in managing a 250-acre health retreat. As a child, Gigi Edgley performed both in and out of ...

11. Nicole da Silva

Actress | Doctor Doctor

Nicole da Silva is an Australian actress. She is known for her roles in Wentworth as Franky Doyle and in Southern Star's AFI award-winning drama Rush as Senior Constable Stella Dagostino, for which she received critical acclaim over the show's four-season run. Nicole also gained a Best Actress ...

12. 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 ...

13. Jolene Anderson

Actress | All Saints

Jolene Anderson was born on May 26, 1980 in Kempsey, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for All Saints (1998), Rush (2008) and The Dust Walker (2019).

14. 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 ...

15. Emily Browning

Actress | A Series of Unfortunate Events

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 ...

16. Carla Bonner

Actress | Neighbours

Carla Bonner was born on March 3, 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress, known for Neighbours (1985), The Agent (2016) and Ready for This (2015).

17. Abi Tucker

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

Abi Tucker was born on January 22, 1973 in Australia as Abigail Anne Tucker. She is known for her work on McLeod's Daughters (2001), The Secret Life of Us (2001) and Heartbreak High (1994).

18. Caitlin Stasey

Actress | Tomorrow, When the War Began

Caitlin Jean Stasey is an Australian actress who is well known for her roles as Francesca Thomas in The Sleepover Club (2003), Rachel Kinski in Neighbours (1985) and Ellie Linton in the film adaptation of John Marsden's best seller 'Tomorrow When the War Began'

Caitlin is from Victoria, Australia, ...

19. Stephanie McIntosh

Actress | Neighbours

Stephanie McIntosh was born on July 5, 1985 in Melbourne, Australia. She is known for her work on Neighbours (1985), Red Herring (2015) and Liars All (2013).

20. 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 ...

21. 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, ...

22. Rebecca Breeds

Actress | Home and Away

Rebecca Breeds was born on June 17, 1987 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is known for her work on Home and Away (1988), Bhaag Milkha Bhaag (2013) and The Originals (2013). She has been married to Luke Mitchell since January 2013.

23. Sonia Todd

Actress | Shine

Sonia Todd was born in 1959 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Shine (1996), Police Rescue (1989) and McLeod's Daughters (2001). She is married to Rhett Walton. They have two children.

24. Doris Younane

Actress | McLeod's Daughters

Doris Younane was born on February 25, 1963 in Parramatta, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is known for her work on McLeod's Daughters (2001), False Witness (2009) and Heartbreak High (1994).

25. Gillian Alexy

Actress | The Americans

Gillian Alexy was born on March 13, 1986 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and assistant director, known for The Americans (2013), Damages (2007) and NCIS: Los Angeles (2009).

26. Basia A'Hern

Actress | Double Trouble

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 ...

27. Justine Clarke

Actress | Look Both Ways

Justine Clarke was born in 1971 in Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Look Both Ways (2005), Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985) and Danny Deckchair (2003).

28. Kat Stewart

Actress | Underbelly

Kat Stewart was born on November 30, 1972 in Bairnsdale, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Underbelly (2008), Offspring (2010) and Supernova (2005). She has been married to David Whiteley since February 2008. They have two children.

29. Eva Lazzaro

Actress | Tangle

Eva Lazzaro was born on June 23, 1995 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for Tangle (2009), Blessed (2009) and The Elephant Princess (2008).

30. Georgia Flood

Actress | Anzac Girls

Georgia Flood is known for her work on Anzac Girls (2014), Here Come the Habibs! (2016) and Wentworth (2013).

31. 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 (1985), which established Kylie as an international star. Her singing career began, purely by accident, when a record ...

32. Dannii Minogue

Actress | Home and Away

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 (1979). A number of guest appearances followed, leading to her appearance as a "Talent Discovery" on the popular Young ...

33. Kirsty Lee Allan

Actress | Sea Patrol

Kirsty Lee Allan was born on December 15, 1984 in Dubbo, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Sea Patrol (2007), CSI: NY (2004) and Sheep Impact (2011).

34. Saskia Burmeister

Actress | Blue Heelers

Saskia Burmeister was born on February 12, 1985 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Blue Heelers (1994), Hating Alison Ashley (2005) and The Jammed (2007). She has been married to Jamie Croft since February 2008. They have two children.

35. Danielle Horvat

Actress | Neighbours

Danielle Horvat was born on July 10, 1991 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. She is an actress, known for Neighbours (1985), Sea Patrol (2007) and The Furies.

36. Tammy Macintosh

Actress | Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars

Tammy Macintosh was born on February 16, 1970 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004), Sleeping Beauty (2011) and Police Rescue (1989). She has been married to Mark Yeats since October 2005. They have one child.

37. Portia de Rossi

Actress | Arrested Development

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 ...

38. Bree Desborough

Actress | Home and Away

Bree Desborough was born on September 22, 1979 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is known for her work on Home and Away (1988), I Wish I Were Stephanie V (2009) and Water Rats (1996).

39. Melissa George

Actress | Hunted

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 ...

40. Gemma Ward

Actress | The Strangers

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 (2000), an Australian television show. At the age of 16, she was selected by Anna Wintour (fashion editor) to be ...

41. Judy Davis

Actress | The Dressmaker

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 ...

42. Kate Beahan

Actress | The Wicker Man

Kate Beahan was born on October 12, 1974 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and assistant director, known for The Wicker Man (2006), Flightplan (2005) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).

43. Rachael Blake

Actress | Lantana

Rachael Blake was born on May 26, 1971 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia as Rachael Morelle Blake. She is an actress, known for Lantana (2001), Sleeping Beauty (2011) and Gods of Egypt (2016). She has been married to Tony Martin since December 21, 2003.

44. Emma Booth

Actress | Hounds of Love

Emma Booth was born in 1982 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Hounds of Love (2016), Glitch (2015) and Once Upon a Time (2011).

45. Zoe Ventoura

Actress | Packed to the Rafters

Zoe Ventoura was born in 1981 in Perth, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Packed to the Rafters (2008), Hyde & Seek (2016) and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017). She has been married to Daniel MacPherson since 2015.