Famous People You May Not Realise are AustralianNo really - I was shocked by some of them!

25. Ben Mendelsohn

Ben Mendelsohn
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Currently starring in the Netflix series, Bloodline, Mendelsohn is known for his roles in the films, The Dark Knight Rises and Exodus: Gods and Kings. He was born in Melbourne to a prominent medical researcher in the country.

26. Clare Bowen

Clare Bowen
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Best known for her role as Scarlet O’Connor in the TV series, Nashville, this pretty actress, who was born in South Coast, New South Wales, spent most of her childhood in other countries including Zimbabwe and is actually a cancer survivor.

27. Robbie Maddison

Robbie Maddison
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Nicknamed “Maddo,” Maddison is a motorcycle stunt rider who hails from Kiama, New South Wales. He won Gold at Australia’s X Games in 2004 after completing 13 back flips, and in 2012, receive an SAG award for best stunt ensemble for the film, Skyfall.

28. Alex O’Loughlin

Alex O'Loughlin
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Currently playing the role of Lieutenant Commander Steve McGarret in the series, Hawaii Five-O, this actor was born in Canberra and began his career by performing in Australian TV shows like BlackJack: Sweet Science, Love Bytes and White Collar Blue.

29. Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski
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Best known for her award-winning roles in the popular television series, Chuck and Dexter, as well as in the film, I, Frankenstein, Strahovski was born in  Werrington Downs, New South Wales and co-founded a small theatre company.

30. Hugh Jackman

Hugh Jackman
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The now immensely popular Hugh Jackman, known for his roles in the films, X-Men, Les Misérables, and Prisoners, this 46-year old actor was born in Sydney and his career started with a role in a short-lived series, Correlli, in 1995.

31. Yael Stone

Yael Stone
Via thehairstyler.com

Before catapulting to international fame in her role in the immensely popular Orange is the New Black, Stone, who was born in Sydney, first worked in Australian theatre and even won two Sydney Theatre Awards.

32. Adelaide Kane

Adelaide Kane
Via justjared.com

25-year old Adelaide Kane, who was born in Perth, is first known for her role in the Australian TV show, Neighbours and has now risen to international fame for her role as Mary, Queen of Scots in Reign.

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