List of Famous people born in Victoria, Australia

Chris Hemsworth

First Name Chris
Last Name Hemsworth
Born on August 11, 1983 (age 40)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Christopher Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He first rose to prominence in Australia playing Kim Hyde in the Australian television series Home and Away (2004–07) before beginning a film career in Hollywood. Hemsworth is best known for playing Thor in eight Marvel Cinematic Universe films, beginning with Thor (2011) and appearing most recently in Avengers: Endgame (2019), which established him as one of the leading and highest-paid actors in the world.

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Kyrie Irving

First Name Kyrie
Born on March 23, 1992 (age 32)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 187 cm | 6'2

Kyrie Andrew Irving is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He was named the Rookie of the Year after being selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft. A six-time All-Star and two-time member of the All-NBA Team, he won an NBA championship with the Cavaliers in 2016.

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Ruby Rose

First Name Ruby
Last Name Rose
Born on March 20, 1986 (age 38)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 169 cm | 5'7

Ruby Rose Langenheim is an Australian model, actor and television presenter. Rose came to attention as a presenter on MTV Australia (2007–2011), followed by several high-profile modelling gigs, notably as the face of Maybelline New York in Australia. In addition, she has co-hosted various television shows, most notably Australia's Next Top Model (2009) and The Project on Network Ten (2009–2011).

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Rupert Murdoch

First Name Rupert
Last Name Murdoch
Born on March 11, 1931 (age 93)
Born in Australia, Victoria

Keith Rupert Murdoch is an Australian-born American media mogul. Through his company News Corp, he is the owner of hundreds of local, national, and international publishing outlets around the world, including in the UK, in Australia, in the US, book publisher HarperCollins, and the television broadcasting channels Sky News Australia and Fox News. He was also the owner of Sky, 21st Century Fox, and the now-defunct News of the World.

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Liam Hemsworth

First Name Liam
Last Name Hemsworth
Born on January 13, 1990 (age 34)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 191 cm | 6'3

Liam Hemsworth is an Australian actor. He played the roles of Josh Taylor in the soap opera Neighbours and Marcus in the children's television series The Elephant Princess. In American films, Hemsworth starred as Will Blakelee in The Last Song (2010), as Gale Hawthorne in The Hunger Games film series (2012–2015), and as Jake Morrison in Independence Day: Resurgence (2016).

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Bert Newton

Albert Watson Newton
First Name Bert
Last Name Newton
Born on July 23, 1938
Died on October 30, 2021 (aged 83)
Born in Australia, Victoria

Albert Watson Newton, AM, MBE, is an Australian media personality. He is a Logie Hall of Fame inductee, quadruple Gold Logie award-winning entertainer and radio, theatre and television personality/presenter. Newton has hosted the Logie Awards ceremony on seventeen occasions.

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Bruce Kingsbury

First Name Bruce
Last Name Kingsbury
Born on January 8, 1918
Died on August 29, 1942 (aged 24)
Born in Australia, Victoria

Bruce Steel Kingsbury, VC was an Australian soldier of the Second World War. Serving initially in the Middle East, he later gained renown for his actions during the Battle of Isurava, one of many battles forming the Kokoda Track Campaign in the south-east of the island of New Guinea, then part of the Australian Territory of Papua. His bravery during the battle was recognised with the Victoria Cross, the highest decoration for gallantry "in the face of the enemy" that can be awarded to members of the British and Commonwealth armed forces. The first serviceman to receive the VC for actions on Australian territory, Kingsbury was a member of the 2/14th Infantry Battalion.

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Ben Simmons

First Name Ben
Last Name Simmons
Born on July 20, 1996 (age 27)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 204 cm | 6'8

Benjamin David Simmons is an Australian professional basketball player for the Philadelphia 76ers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for one season with the Louisiana State University (LSU) Tigers, after which he was named a consensus first-team All-American and the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. Simmons was selected with the first overall pick in the 2016 NBA draft by the 76ers. After sitting out a year due to an injured right foot, he was named the NBA Rookie of the Year in 2018. Simmons was named NBA All-Star in 2019 and 2020.

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Kylie Minogue

Kylie Ann Minogue
First Name Kylie
Born on May 28, 1968 (age 55)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 152 cm | 5'0

Kylie Ann Minogue is an Australian singer, songwriter, actress, record producer and television judge. Having sold over 70 million records worldwide, Minogue is the highest-selling female Australian artist of all time and has been recognised for reinventing herself in music and fashion, for which she is referred to by the European press as the "Princess of Pop" and a style icon. Her accolades include a Grammy Award, three Brit Awards and 17 ARIA Music Awards.

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Cate Blanchett

Catherine Élise Blanchett
First Name Cate
Last Name Blanchett
Born on May 14, 1969 (age 55)
Born in Australia, Victoria
Height 173 cm | 5'8

Catherine Elise Blanchett is an Australian actor, producer, and theatre director. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses of her generation, she is noted for her versatile roles in blockbusters, independent films, and in her stage work in various theatre productions. She has received numerous accolades, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and three British Academy Film Awards.

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