25 Famous People from New Zealand

Can you name 25 famous people from New Zealand?
Quiz by Nenadbs
Last updated: December 9, 2023
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First submittedMarch 30, 2021
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Rugby player who has won the World Rugby player of the year award three times
Richie McCaw
Actor who won an Academy Award for Best Actor for playing the movie Gladiator
Russell Crowe
Director and producer of The Lord of the Rings trilogy
Peter Jackson
Suffragette who was the leader of the fight to win the right for New Zealand women to vote
Kate Sheppard
Mountaineer who the first climber to reach the summit of Mount Everest
Edmund Hillary
Actress who received the Academy Award at the age of 11, for playing in film The Piano
Anna Paquin
Actor who starred as superhero Homelander in TV series The Boys
Anthony Starr
Female shot putter, a four-time World champion and two-time Olympic champion
Valerie Adams
Singer who was featured on single Somebody That I Used to Know by Gotye
Actor who played in TV series Trauma, Missing and Fear the Walking Dead
Cliff Curtis
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
Race-car designer, driver, engineer, and inventor whose name lives on in a Formula One
Bruce McLaren
Actor who portrayed Dr. Nathan Riggs in drama TV series Grey's Anatomy
Martin Henderson
Actress who played the title character of TV series Xena: Warrior Princess
Lucy Lawless
Model, actress and the host of Imagination Television's Tour of Beauty
Rachel Hunter
New Zealand-born scientist who became known as the father of nuclear physics
Ernest Rutherford
Modernist writer who wrote short stories and poetry
Katherine Mansfield
Actor who portrayed Jango Fett and Boba Fett in Star Wars franchise
Temuera Morrison
Musician best known as a member of the bands Crowded House and Split Enz
Neil Finn
Prime minister of New Zealand and leader of the Labour Party since 2017
Jacinda Ardern
Basketball player who played for Oklahoma City, New Orleans and Memphis
Steven Adams
Director of movies Jojo Rabbit, Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Thor: Ragnarok
Taika Waititi
Stage name of Ella Yelich-O'Connor, whose most famous song is Royals
Country singer who is married to Nicole Kidman
Keith Urban
Level 88
Dec 9, 2023
That's an interesting choice of bands made for Neil Finn...
Level 82
Dec 9, 2023
Neil Finn is best known for being in Crowded House, and prior to that, Split Enz. Nice quiz, even though I struggled! Thanks, Baz