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25 Famous People from New Zealand

Can you name 25 famous people from New Zealand?
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Last updated: October 29, 2022
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First submittedMarch 30, 2021
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Director and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Peter Jackson
Stage name of Ella Yelich-O'Connor, whose most famous song is Royals
Lorde
Prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017
Jacinda Ardern
Rugby player who has won the World Rugby player of the year award three times
Richie McCaw
Actor who portrayed Dr. Nathan Riggs in drama TV series Grey's Anatomy
Martin Henderson
Actress who received the Academy Award at the age of 11, for playing in film The Piano
Anna Paquin
Modernist writer who wrote short stories and poetry
Katherine Mansfield
Race-car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor whose name lives on in a Formula One
Bruce McLaren
Actor who played in TV series Trauma, Missing and Fear the Walking Dead
Cliff Curtis
Model, actress and the host of Imagination Television's Tour of Beauty
Rachel Hunter
Actor who portrayed Jango Fett and Boba Fett in Star Wars franchise
Temuera Morrison
Mountaineer who the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Edmund Hillary
Actor who starred as Dr. Alan Grant in Jurassic Park movies
Sam Neill
Opera singer who sang at the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana
Kiri Te Kanawa
Female shot putter, a four-time World champion and two-time Olympic champion
Valerie Adams
Country singer who is married to Nicole Kidman
Keith Urban
Director of movies Jojo Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok
Taika Waititi
Actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for playing the movie Gladiator
Russell Crowe
Singer who was featured on single "Somebody That I Used to Know" by Gotye
Kimbra
Actor who starred as superhero Homelander in TV series The Boys
Anthony Starr
Model and LGBT icon who has publicly dated Miley Cyrus and Kristen Stewart
Stella Maxwell
Suffragette who was the leader of the fight to win the right for New Zealand women to vote
Kate Sheppard
Actress who played the title character of TV series Xena: Warrior Princess
Lucy Lawless
New Zealand-born scientist who became known as the father of nuclear physics
Ernest Rutherford
Singer-songwriter and musician who is a member of Fleetwood Mac
Neil Finn
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