15. Poppy Montgomery
Poppy was born in Sydney and is best known as FBI agent Samantha Spade in the crime drama, Without a Trace. She was so passionate about acting and disliked school so much that she got expelled from 6 schools and dropped out when she was 15!
Born and raised in Adelaide, Sia’s music career began when she performed in a local band, Crisp. Her recent single, Chandelier, peaked at number 8 on the US Billboard Hot 100, her album selling 2 million copies in the US as of January.
17. Isla Fisher
Did you know that Isla Fisher began her acting career in Australian television? Before starring in The Great Gatsby and Now You See Me, this Perth-raised actress first acted in Australian TV shows like Paradise Beach and Home and Away.
18. Chris Hemsworth
The third actor on this list to play a role in Home and Away, Hemsworth catapulted to international fame when he starred in the movie, Thor. What you may not know is that he is born in Melbourne to a teacher and a social services counsellor.
19. Naomi Watts
Naomi Watts is a household name, and many know her as an English actress. But while she was born in England, her maternal grandmother was Australian and she spent her teenage and high school years in Sydney.