This is not all about kangaroos and beer. Australia has always enthralled the world with its affluence of talents in media and motion pictures. When it comes to the entertainment industry, there are lots of Australian celebrities for whom you can cheer. Here is the list of the seven most liked Australian celebrities.
1. Hugh Jackman
Hugh Michael Jackman is an Australian actor cum producer who has entertained the audience with his brilliant acting and musical talents. Jackman has received global recognition because of his key roles in movies like X-Men, The Prestige and The Wolverine.
Some of the awards that Hugh Jackman has already bagged include Golden Globes, Primetime Emmy Awards etc. In 2013, he was nominated for the best performance in a leading role for the movie Les Miserables. His brilliant acting skills and attractive personality made him one of the most liked Australian personalities.
2. Rebecca Gibney
New Zealand born Rebecca Catherine is one of the most liked celebrities in the Australian community. Some of her remarkable movies include Mental, Come in Spinner, Lost and Found, I Am You, Packed to the Rafters etc.
For her acting brilliance, Gibney is awarded on numerous occasions throughout her career. She is currently hosting a TV documentary series called Sensing Murder.
3. Cate Blanchett
Cate Blanchett is a popular and Oscar winning Austrian actress. She is awarded for her major roles in films like Notes on a Scandal, The Aviator, I’m Not There and Elizabeth. Her appearance as Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings is well-acclaimed by her fans word wide.
In 1997, she got married to screenwriter Andrew Upton. In 2008, they became artistic directors of a theatre company in Sydney. Apart from her assorted personalities, her resonant voice and blonde hairstyle look very appealing to the audience.
4. Simon Baker
Best known as Smiley, the Australian actor/director won his first global attention during 1992 when he was awarded as the most popular new talent. He has friendly relationships with actress Nicole Kidman and Rebecca.
Some of his popular movies include Land of the Dead, Something New, The Ring Two, The Guardian, Book of Love, Margin Call etc. He is honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2013. The blue-eyed actor is very popular for his contributions to the film industry.
5. Toni Collette
Toni Collette is a famous Australian actress. In addition, she has a musical band called Toni Collette & the Finish. This Australian actress and musician have also grasped the attention of viewers with her comedy timings.
Some of her appreciated movies include The Sixth Sense, United States of Tara, Tsunami: The Aftermath, Muriel’s Wedding, etc. So far, Toni Collette earned numerous awards including Primetime Emmy Awards, Australian Film Institute, Golden globe, USA, etc. She took her stand to support animal rights and PETA. She married Dave Galafassi, who is a musician.
6. Olivia Newton-John
Counted among the busiest Australian celebrities, Olivia Newton-John is popular for her multi-talented contributions. She is a singer, actress, songwriter, and an entrepreneur.
The four time Grammy award winner has successfully portrayed her acting skills in movies like It’s My Party, Around the World, Tomorrow, and Grease. She has also done well in her singing career. Some of her sizzling music numbers include You’re the One That I Want, I Honestly Love You, Have You Never Been Mellow, etc.
7. Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Roy Rush (born 6 July 1951) is an Australian actor and film producer. He is one of the few people who have won the “Triple Crown of Acting”: an Academy Award, a Tony Award and an Emmy Award.
He has won one Academy Award for acting (from four nominations), three British Academy Film Awards (from five nominations), two Golden Globe Awards and four Screen Actors Guild Awards.
He is the founding President of the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts and was named the 2012 Australian of the Year.