5. Iggy Azalea
The 24-year old artist left Sydney when she was 16 to pursue a career in music. Making hits like Fancy and Problem, she’s the fourth solo female rapper to top US Billboard Hot 100 and the second artist since The Beatles to rank 1 and 2 simultaneously.
6. Rose Byrne
Born in Balmain, Sydney, Byrne has several Australian TV and film appearances under her belt. She then gained international recognition when she appeared on Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones and starred in Wicker Park and Troy.
7. Simon Baker
This 45-year old actor, born in Launceston, Tasmania, is best known for starring in the TV shows, The Mentalist and The Guardian and for his roles in the films, Land of the Dead and The Devil Wears Prada.
8. Adam Garcia
Hailing from Wahroonga, New South Wales, Garcia’s film career began when he appeared in the movie, Wilde, and later on, he appeared in Coyote Ugly and Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen. He was also a judge in Dancing with the Stars.
9. Ryan Kwanten
He was catapulted to international recognition when he played a role in the popular TV show, True Blood, but before that, this Sydney-born actor first appeared in the Australian soap opera, Home and Away.