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Celebrities renowned in Australia

Despite the fact that they live on the other side of the world, Australian celebrities enjoy a popularity that has crossed the oceans . Ultra famous and given a lot of media coverage in this gigantic country, there are many who are also known worldwide. Unless you have been living in a cave for some years now, you will have heard of most of them before you ever leave on a trip to Australia .

Singers, sportsmen, models

A superstar in Australia, the singer Tina Arena is also very well-known in France. She brought out several albums in French and had quite a few hits like her number "Aller plus haut", "I want to spend my lifetime loving you" and the soundtrack of the film The Mask of Zorro . She also played the role of Esmeralda in the musical comedy Notre Dame de Paris.

After starting out as an actress, it is in singing the track "Torn" that the very pretty Natalie Imbruglia achieved her greatest success. As for her first album "Left of the Middle", it sold more than 6 million copies worldwide.

The most famous of Australian singers is without a shadow of doubt Kylie Minogue . She is a worldwide star who has sold more than 40 million albums around the world.

Australia is also a land of sportsmen. You have no doubt already heard of Cathy Freeman, the athlete. She is the symbol and flag bearer of the Aborigenes. Amid diverse successes, she has for example won a World Champion title and an Olympic gold medal in the 400 metres race.

Giteau, Australian rugbyman

Nicknamed "the torpedo", Ian Thorpe built his reputation in the pool. The victories to his credit: 23 world records, 9 Olympic medals and 13 in World Championships.

A super model, Elle MacPherson withdrew from the catwalk to ride on her notoriety and become an astute businesswoman. Her firm rakes in about 28 million pounds every year. Nicknamed "The body", she has thus proved that she is not just a body.

Writers, actors and businessmen

Some of the most famous writers, you can read before your trip to Australia the works of David Malouf and Colleen McCullough. The latter wrote, amongst other things, The Thorn Birds . This work was also a great cinema success.

As regards actors, Mel Gibson is one of the most well-known Australians on the planet . It is impossible to cite his entire filmography, but you have no doubt seen him in Mad Max or Braveheart where he received 5 Oscars as director.

In another register, Paul Hogan also became world famous for his performance in Crocodile Dundee .

As for women, Nicole Kidman is the most representative of a whole generation of actresses. She is particularly amazing in her roles in Moulin Rouge and Australia .

A billionaire who made his fortune in the media field, Ruppert Murdoch owns the largest press empire in the world. His success stretches over three continents and is the pride and joy of Australians. He represents one of the greatest and quickest successes of the country.

David Debrincat
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Updated 20 November 2015

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