Top 100 Australian & New Zealand Actresses

by minalex | created - 20 Aug 2018 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

The best actresses from Australia (90) and New Zealand (10)

1. Lottie Lyell

Actress | The Sentimental Bloke

Lottie Lyell has been called Australia's first movie star - which makes it all the more tragic that little of her work survives. That which does provides ample proof of her prodigious and versatile talent. The actress called the `gladsome centaur' by one critic (for her formidable talent as a ...

2. Mae Busch

Actress | Sons of the Desert

Mae Busch can certainly claim career versatility, having successfully played Erich von Stroheim's mistress, Lon Chaney's girlfriend, Charley Chase's sister, James Finlayson's ex-wife and Oliver Hardy's wife! She was born in Melbourne, Australia, in 1891; her parents were in the theater and when she...

3. Dorothy Cumming

Actress | The Wind

Dorothy Cumming was born on April 12, 1894 in Boorowa, New South Wales, Australia. She was an actress, known for The Wind (1928), Snow White (1916) and The Woman and the Puppet (1920). She was married to Allan McNab and Frank Elliott Dakin. She died on December 10, 1983 in New York City, New York, ...

4. May Robson

Actress | Bringing Up Baby

Born Mary Jeanette Robison. She was the youngest daughter of Henry Robison of Penrith, Cumberland, England and Julia Schelesinger of Liverpool, Lancashire, England. Her father died in 1860 and her mother remarried. In 1866/67 they were living in St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia and moved ...

5. Judith Anderson

Actress | Rebecca

Dame Judith Anderson was born Frances Margaret Anderson on February 10, 1897 in Adelaide, South Australia. She began her acting career in Australia before moving to New York in 1918. There she established herself as one of the greatest theatrical actresses and was a major star on Broadway ...

6. Jean Blue

Actress | Bitter Springs

Jean Blue was born in 1906 in Riverstone, New South Wales, Australia as Jean Irwin Blue. She was an actress, known for Bitter Springs (1950), Captain Thunderbolt (1955) and The Overlanders (1946). She died on July 10, 1972 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

7. Diane Cilento

Actress | The Wicker Man

She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance in Tom Jones (1963) and appeared in The Third Secret (1964) the following year but she allowed her film career to decline following her marriage to actor Sean Connery, the second of her three husbands, to whom ...

8. Jane Harders

Actress | Spirited

Jane Harders is known for her work on Spirited (2010), Caddie (1976) and Rush (1974).

9. Lynette Curran

Actress | Somersault

Lynette Curran was born in 1945 in Australia. She is an actress, known for Somersault (2004), These Final Hours (2013) and The Boys (1998).

10. Anne-Louise Lambert

Actress | Picnic at Hanging Rock

Anne-Louise Lambert was born on August 21, 1955 in Brisbane, Australia. She is an actress, known for Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), The Draughtsman's Contract (1982) and The Borgias (1981).

11. Helen Morse

Actress | Picnic at Hanging Rock

Helen Morse was born on January 24, 1947 in Harrow-on-the-Hill, Middlesex, England. She is an actress and costume designer, known for Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975), Caddie (1976) and A Town Like Alice (1981).

12. Vivean Gray

Actress | Picnic at Hanging Rock

She was born Jean Vivra Gray in Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire, England, the eldest of four children of Allan, a fish merchant, and his wife, Doris, and attended Thrunscoe girls' school. The family moved to Kingston upon Thames, in south-west London, in the 30s but was evacuated back to Cleethorpes in ...

13. Olivia Hamnett

Actress | The Last Wave

Olivia Hamnett began her acting career in repertory theatre throughout England before moving onto TV. After moving to Australia, Olivia established an elegant screen presence in the TV series "Rush" as well as playing screen wife to Richard Chamberlain in the film "The Last Wave" and screen mother ...

14. Olivia Newton-John

Soundtrack | Grease

Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John was born on September 26, 1948, in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. She lived there until she was five years old, and her family relocated to Australia when her father was offered a job as the dean of a college in Melbourne. When she was a teen she returned to ...

15. Nell Campbell

Actress | The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Nell Campbell (aka Little Nell) was born May 24, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the daughter of Ross, humorist and editor of the Daily Telegraph, and Ruth Campbell. She made her "debut" tap dancing for an exhibition for Martin Sharp in 1970. When she turned 18 her father moved ...

16. Angela Punch McGregor

Actress | The Island

Angela Punch McGregor was born on January 21, 1953 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for The Island (1980), A Test of Love (1984) and The Chant of Jimmie Blacksmith (1978).

17. Joanne Samuel

Actress | Mad Max

Joanne Samuel was born on August 5, 1957 in Camperdown, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for Mad Max (1979), Stinson Creek (2018) and Hey Dad..! (1987).

18. Wendy Hughes

Actress | Return to Eden

Wendy Hughes was an accomplished actress who had won over 13 major awards. She had been called "one of the world's great actresses" with "the beauty and talent to become an international star". Hughes was born in Melbourne and studied at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. She has two children,...

19. Patricia Kennedy

Actress | My Brilliant Career

Patricia Kennedy was born on March 17, 1916 in Queenscliff, Victoria, Australia as Patricia Carmel Stewart Kennedy. She is known for her work on My Brilliant Career (1979), Return to Eden (1983) and The Getting of Wisdom (1977). She died on December 10, 2012.

20. Aileen Britton

Actress | Solo One

Aileen Britton was born in 1916 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She was an actress, known for Solo One (1976), My Brilliant Career (1979) and Matlock Police (1971). She died on April 19, 1986 in Sydney, Australia.

21. Julia Blake

Actress | X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Julia Blake was born in 1936 in London, England. She is an actress, known for X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Aquamarine (2006) and Innocence (2000).

22. Rachel Ward

Actress | The Thorn Birds

Rachel Ward was born on September 12, 1957 in Cornwell Manor, Cornwell, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England as Rachel Claire Ward. She is an actress and director, known for The Thorn Birds (1983), Sharky's Machine (1981) and Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid (1982). She has been married to Bryan Brown ...

23. Ann Burriman

Actress | Passionless Moments

Ann Burriman is an actress, known for Passionless Moments (1983).

24. Judy Davis

Actress | Husbands and Wives

Davis was educated at Loreto Convent and the Western Institute of Technology and graduated from the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in 1977. She found international success with the role of Adela Quested in A Passage to India (1984). Her performance was nominated an Academy Award for Best...

25. Alison Routledge

Actress | The Quiet Earth

Alison Routledge was born on April 29, 1960 as Alison Mary Stuart Routledge. She is known for her work on The Quiet Earth (1985), Bridge to Nowhere (1986) and Rain (2001).

26. Anna Maria Monticelli

Writer | Disgrace

Anna Maria Monticelli was born in 1952 in Tangiers, Morocco. She is an actress and writer, known for Disgrace (2008), Nomads (1986) and Silver City (1984). She is married to Steve Jacobs. She was previously married to Richard Jemison.

27. Katie Pye

Costume_designer | The Crossing

Katie Pye is an actress and costume designer, known for The Crossing (1990) and An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (1986).

28. Geraldine Haywood

Actress | A Girl's Own Story

Geraldine Haywood is an actress, known for A Girl's Own Story (1986).

29. Marina Knight

Actress | A Girl's Own Story

Marina Knight is an actress, known for A Girl's Own Story (1986).

30. Monica Maughan

Actress | Strange Bedfellows

Monica Maughan was born on September 15, 1933 in Nuku'alofa, Tongatapu, Tonga as Monica Cresswell Wood. She is known for her work on Strange Bedfellows (2004), A City's Child (1971) and The Damnation of Harvey McHugh (1994). She was married to Rowland Ball and William Essex. She died on January 8, ...

31. Lindy Davies

Actress | Malcolm

Lindy Davies took up the post of Dean of the School of Drama at the Victorian College of Arts in Melbourne in 1995. She left that position in February 2007, after a period of eleven years, during this time, she instigated an integrated Theatre Training Course for Actors, Directors and Writers.She ...

32. Claudia Karvan

Actress | Love My Way

Claudia Karvan is one of Australia's most recognized actresses, having achieved popular success and critical acclaim through her work in film and television.

Having begun work at 14, Karvan has an extensive filmography. She first appeared in Gillian Armstrong's High Tide (1987) with Judy Davis, then...

33. Jan Adele

Actress | High Tide

Jan Adele was born in 1936 in Australia as Janeece Adele. She was an actress, known for High Tide (1987), Where the Outback Ends (1989) and Fatal Bond (1991). She died on February 27, 2000 in Sydney, Australia.

34. Gabriella Trsek

Actress | Illuminations

Gabriella Trsek is an actress, known for Illuminations (1976) and Vincent: The Life and Death of Vincent Van Gogh (1987).

35. Geneviève Lemon

Actress | The Piano

Geneviève Lemon is an actress, known for The Piano (1993), The Dressmaker (2015) and Suburban Mayhem (2006).

36. Karen Colston

Actress | The Piano

Karen Colston is a producer and actress, known for The Piano (1993), The Station (2005) and Sweetie (1989).

37. Dorothy Barry

Actress | Sweetie

Dorothy Barry is an actress, known for Sweetie (1989).

38. Rebecca Smart

Actress | The Shiralee

Rebecca Smart was born on January 30, 1976 in Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia as Rebecca Elizabeth Smart. She is an actress, known for The Shiralee (1987), Water Rats (1996) and Blackrock (1997).

39. Victoria Longley

Actress | Celia

Victoria Longley was born on September 24, 1960 in Sydney, Australia. She was an actress, known for Celia (1989), Talk (1994) and The More Things Change... (1986). She died on August 30, 2010 in Sydney.

40. Mary-Anne Fahey

Actress | The Comedy Company

Mary-Anne Fahey was born in 1956 in Australia. She is an actress and writer, known for The Comedy Company (1988), Celia (1989) and The Dunera Boys (1985).

41. Greta Scacchi

Actress | The Player

Greta Scacchi was born in Milan, Italy, to Pamela Carsaniga, an English dancer and Luca Scacchi, an Italian art dealer and painter. She grew up in Milan and Sussex, England. In 1975, her mother and second husband moved to Australia, where, after she left school, Greta worked as an Italian ...

42. Iris Churn

Actress | Beyond Reasonable Doubt

Iris Churn is an actress, known for Beyond Reasonable Doubt (1981), The Brokenwood Mysteries (2014) and An Angel at My Table (1990).

43. Geneviève Picot

Actress | Proof

Geneviève Picot was born in 1956 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress, known for Proof (1991), Undercover (1984) and The Dressmaker (2015).

44. Heather Mitchell

Actress | Rogue

Heather Mitchell is known for her work on Rogue (2007), The Great Gatsby (2013) and Muriel's Wedding (1994).

45. Anna Paquin

Actress | The Piano

Anna Paquin is the first millennial to have received an Academy Award nomination for acting, and the first to win.

She was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, in 1982, to Mary (Brophy), an English teacher from Wellington, New Zealand, and Brian Paquin, a Canadian phys-ed teacher. Anna moved to her ...

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46. Gia Carides

Actress | My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Gia Carides has been working as an actress since age 12 in film and in theatre. She has been nominated twice for her work, in Strictly Ballroom (1992) (Best Actress in a Supporting Role AFI Awards) and Brilliant Lies (1996) (Best Actress in a Leading Role AFI Awards). She has appeared in as many ...

47. Tara Morice

Actress | Strictly Ballroom

Tara Morice was born on June 23, 1964 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Dance Academy (2010) and Oranges and Sunshine (2010).

48. Kerry Walker

Actress | The Piano

Kerry Walker was born on February 29, 1948 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Kerry Ann Walker. She is known for her work on The Piano (1993), Moulin Rouge! (2001) and Australia (2008).

49. Pat Thomson

Actress | Strictly Ballroom

Pat Thomson was born on September 7, 1940 in London, England as Patricia Elizabeth Thomson. She was an actress and writer, known for Strictly Ballroom (1992), Malpractice (1989) and The Weekly's War (1983). She died on April 19, 1992 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

50. Melanie Lynskey

Actress | Togetherness

At 16 years of age, Melanie Lynskey captivated audiences with her astonishing debut in Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures (1994). Her portrayal of an outcast teen whose relationship with her best friend (Kate Winslet) spirals dangerously out of control was described as "perfect" by TIME magazine ...

51. Rena Owen

Actress | Siren

Rena is an international award-winning actor and is one of only 6 actors in the world to have worked with both George Lucas and Steven Spielberg during her illustrious career that spans 3 decades.

One of 9 children, she was born and bred in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand to a Maori/Welsh father and...

52. Sophie Lee

Actress | Muriel's Wedding

Sophie Lee was born on August 7, 1968 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia as Sophie Elizabeth Lee. She is an actress, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), The Castle (1997) and Bootmen (2000). She has been married to Anthony Freedman since March 1, 2002. They have three children.

54. Jeanie Drynan

Actress | Muriel's Wedding

Jeanie Drynan was born in Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Muriel's Wedding (1994), Don's Party (1976) and Soft Fruit (1999).

55. Magda Szubanski

Actress | Kath & Kim

Attended college in Melbourne, Australia. With friends from college, launched an early-80s comedy show on Australian TV called The D Generation (1986). In late 80s/early 90s, appeared in comedy show on Australian TV called Fast Forward (1989).

56. Miriam Margolyes

Actress | The Age of Innocence

A veteran of stage and screen, award-winning actress Miriam Margolyes has achieved success on both sides of the Atlantic. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence (1993) she also received Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her ...

57. Rachel Griffiths

Actress | Muriel's Wedding

Her mother, Anna Griffiths, is an art consultant. Her uncle is a Jesuit priest. Has two older brothers. One brother, Ben, is a ski instructor. Lived on the Gold Coast, Queensland until age five, then moved to Melbourne. Attended Star of the Sea Catholic Girls' College, did well at school and ...

58. 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.

59. Toni Collette

Actress | Little Miss Sunshine

Toni Collette is an Academy Award-nominated Australian actress, best known for her roles in The Sixth Sense (1999) and Little Miss Sunshine (2006).

Collette was born Toni Collett (she later added an "e") on November 1, 1972, in Blacktown, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is the first of three...

60. Lisa Harrow

Actress | The Final Conflict

Intelligent and luminous red-haired Lisa Harrow was born in Auckland, New Zealand, on August 25, 1943. A scholarship from the New Zealand Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council is what sent Lisa studying abroad. Accepted by the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, she later was invited to become a ...

61. Sarah Wynter

Actress | The 6th Day

Sarah Wynter was born on February 15, 1973 in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for The 6th Day (2000), 24 (2001) and Species II (1998). She has been married to Daniel R. Peres since August 20, 2005. They have three children.

62. Zoe Carides

Actress | Brilliant Lies

Zoe Carides was born on February 19, 1962 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress and director, known for Brilliant Lies (1996), The Osiris Child (2016) and Out of the Blue (2008).

63. Claudia Buttazzoni

Actress | Ocean Girl

Claudia was discovered at the tender age of 13 when she went along to her friend's "Bring a friend to Drama Class" day. Attending that class was Australian casting agent Jo Rippon who was looking for new talent for the second series of children's show "Ocean Girl".

From "Ocean Girl" Claudia went on ...

64. Kerry Fox

Actress | Shallow Grave

Kerry Fox was born on July 30, 1966 in Wellington, New Zealand. She is an actress and writer, known for Shallow Grave (1994), Bright Star (2009) and An Angel at My Table (1990). She is married to Alexander Linklater. They have two children.

65. 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 ...

66. Frances O'Connor

Actress | Artificial Intelligence: AI

Frances O'Connor was born on June 12, 1967 in Wantage, Oxfordshire, England. She is an actress, known for A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001), Mansfield Park (1999) and Timeline (2003). She has been married to Gerald Lepkowski since 2011. They have one child.

67. Keisha Castle-Hughes

Actress | Whale Rider

Keisha Castle-Hughes was born on March 24, 1990 in Donnybrook, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for Whale Rider (2002), The Nativity Story (2006) and Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005). She was previously married to Jonathan Morrison.

68. Everlyn Sampi

Actress | Rabbit-Proof Fence

Everlyn Leemarie Sampi was born Oct 6th, 1988 in Derby as the 4th child among three older brothers and one younger sister following.

She belongs to the indigenous Bardi tribe, but her maternal grandfather comes from Glasgow, Scotland (UK). Her mother works as a director in a bigger aboriginal ...

69. Tianna Sansbury

Actress | Rabbit-Proof Fence

Tianna Sansbury was born in 1992 in Maitland, South Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002), 7th AACTA Awards (2017) and Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002).

70. Laura Monaghan

Actress | Rabbit-Proof Fence

Laura Monaghan was born in 1990 in Port Headland, Western Australia, Australia. She is an actress, known for Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) and Following the Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002).

71. Vicky Haughton

Actress | Whale Rider

Vicky Haughton is an actress, known for Whale Rider (2002), King Kong (2005) and Kawa (2010).

72. Nicole Kidman

Actress | Moulin Rouge!

Elegant blonde Nicole Kidman, known as one of Hollywood's top Australian imports, was actually born in Honolulu, Hawaii, while her Australian parents were there on educational visas.

Kidman is the daughter of Janelle Ann (Glenny), a nursing instructor, and Antony David Kidman, a biochemist and ...

73. Miranda Otto

Actress | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Miranda Otto is an Australian actress. Otto is a daughter of actors Barry Otto and Lindsay Otto, and half-sister of actress Gracie Otto. She began her acting career at age 18 in 1986, and has appeared in a variety of independent and major studio films. Otto made her major film debut in Emma's War (...

74. 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 ...

75. Emilie de Ravin

Actress | Remember Me

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 ...

76. Cate Blanchett

Actress | Carol

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 ...

77. Abbie Cornish

Actress | Candy

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 (1997) playing a quadriplegic.

78. Noni Hazlehurst

Actress | Candy

Noni Hazlehurst was born on August 17, 1953 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia as Leonie Elva Hazlehurst. She is an actress, known for Candy (2006), Little Fish (2005) and Monkey Grip (1982).

79. Rose Byrne

Actress | Spy

Rose Byrne was born in Balmain, Sydney, Australia. She is the daughter of Jane, a primary school administrator, and Robin Byrne, a semi-retired statistician and market researcher.

She landed her first role in a movie, Dallas Doll (1994), when she was 15 years old.

Since then, Rose has appeared in a ...

80. 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 ...

81. Radha Mitchell

Actress | Silent Hill

Radha Mitchell (born 12 November 1973) is an Australian actress. She started her career acting in various Australian TV series and movies, and later became known for her appearance in Hollywood films. Mitchell, a native of Melbourne, began acting when she was still in high school and had her ...

82. Jacki Weaver

Actress | Silver Linings Playbook

Jacki Weaver was born on May 25, 1947 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia as Jacqueline Ruth Weaver. She is an actress, known for Silver Linings Playbook (2012), Animal Kingdom (2010) and Stoker (2013). She has been married to Sean Taylor since 2003. She was previously married to Derryn Hinch, ...

83. Laura Wheelwright

Actress | Animal Kingdom

Laura Wheelwright is an actress and writer, known for Animal Kingdom (2010), Wolf Creek (2016) and Underground: The Julian Assange Story (2012).

84. Isla Fisher

Actress | Wedding Crashers

Isla Lang Fisher was born on February 3, 1976 in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents Elspeth Reid and Brian Fisher, who worked as a banker for the U.N. She spent her early childhood in Bathgate, Scotland, before moving to Perth, Australia with her family in the early 1980s. From a young age, Isla ...

85. Allison Cratchley

Actress | Sanctum

Allison Cratchley was born in 1971 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. She is an actress, known for Sanctum (2011), Water Rats (1996) and All Saints (1998). She is married to Paul Williams. They have two children.

86. Anna Hutchison

Actress | The Cabin in the Woods

Anna Hutchison was born on February 8, 1986 in New Zealand. She is an actress and producer, known for The Cabin in the Woods (2011). She has been married to Mike Gillespie since December 2018.

87. Rebel Wilson

Actress | Pitch Perfect

Rebel Wilson was born in Sydney, Australia, to a family of dog handlers and showers. She trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and at Second City in the US. After a successful stage and television career in Australia, this writer/actress/producer now focuses on feature film projects in...

88. Zoë Bell

Stunts | Grindhouse

As an established and extremely talented stunt double and actress, Zoe Bell has made a name for herself through her unparalleled dedication, skills, and focus.

Zoe Bell was born on Waiheke Island, New Zealand, to Tish, a nurse, and Andrew Bell, a doctor. She has a background in gymnastics and martial...

89. Margot Robbie

Actress | Suicide Squad

Margot Elise Robbie was born on July 2, 1990 in Dalby, Queensland, Australia to Scottish parents. Her mother, Sarie Kessler, is a physiotherapist, and her father, is Doug Robbie. She comes from a family of four children, having two brothers and one sister. She graduated from Somerset College in ...

90. Annie Rose Buckley

Actress | Saving Mr. Banks

Annie Rose Buckley is an actress, known for Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Doctor Doctor (2016) and Home and Away (2010).

91. Mia Wasikowska

Actress | Alice in Wonderland

Mia is an Australian actress, born and raised in the country's capital, Canberra. She is the daughter of photographers Marzena Wasikowska and John Reid. Her mother is Polish and her father is an Australian of British ancestry. She has an older sister, Jess, and a younger brother, Kai. At age eight,...

92. Essie Davis

Actress | The Babadook

Essie Davis was born in 1970 in Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. She is an actress and producer, known for The Babadook (2014), Assassin's Creed (2016) and True History of the Kelly Gang (2019). She has been married to Justin Kurzel since 2002. They have two children.

93. Hayley McElhinney

Actress | The Babadook

Hayley McElhinney was born on September 12, 1974 in Australia. She is an actress, known for The Babadook (2014), Doctor Doctor (2016) and Blue Heelers (1994).

94. Abbey Lee

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Abbey Lee is known for her work as a fashion model and actress. She appeared in two Victoria's Secret Fashion shows (in 2008 and 2009). She has appeared on the cover or has been featured in many international fashion magazines, including Vogue, Numero, Muse, Dazed and Confused, V and W. She has ...

95. Courtney Eaton

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Courtney Eaton is an Australian model and actress. She is known for her supporting roles as Cheedo the Fragile in the 2015 film Mad Max: Fury Road, and as Zaya in the 2016 film Gods of Egypt. Eaton was born in Bunbury, Western Australia. She studied at Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School. Her father, ...

96. Melissa Jaffer

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Melissa Jaffer was born on December 1, 1936 in Gladstone, South Australia, Australia. She is known for her work on Mad Max: Fury Road (2015), Caddie (1976) and Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars (2004).

97. Megan Gale

Actress | Mad Max: Fury Road

Megan Kate Gale is an Australian model, brand ambassador, fashion designer and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Gale won a modeling competition at 18 in her home town. In 1999, she was cast in a series of advertisements for Italian telecommunications company Omnitel. This led to wide ...

98. Caren Pistorius

Actress | Slow West

Caren was born and raised in Rustenberg, South Africa with her three older siblings. Her family immigrated to New Zealand when she was 12 where she began acting in high school theatre productions. She went on to study Art and Design at University, majoring in animation and illustration. After ...

99. Teresa Palmer

Actress | Lights Out

Actress and model Teresa Palmer has gathered some impressive film credits. She was born in Adelaide, South Australia, to Kevin Palmer, an investor, and Paula Sanders, a former missionary and nurse. She completed high school at Mercedes College in 2003, where she was a popular student who was ...

100. Samara Weaving

Actress | Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Samara Weaving was born on February 23, 1992 in Adelaide, South Australia, Australia, but spent the years after that moving around from Singapore, Fiji, Indonesia, and back to Australia with her family. During that time, she attended grade school in Jakarta, Indonesia, eventually going to Pittwater...



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