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Famous Australians by Picture

Can you name these famous Australian people based on a picture?
Quiz by Hugh2000
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Last updated: November 24, 2019
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First submittedMarch 26, 2018
Times taken9,972
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Level 80
Nov 24, 2019
Turns out I don't recognise many ozzies
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
Why is Chris Hemsworth tied in second place???
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Level 70
Nov 25, 2019
math
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Level 73
Nov 26, 2019
He's even less well known than Steve Irwin now and is in fourth. Kidman and Jackman make sense since they've been around longer and have had more variety of roles to reach a broader audience.
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2019
Because Chris Hemsworth is probably the most talkative person in this entire quiz, and thus everybody has heard his accent and remembers he’s Aussie. (That’s my theory and I’m sticking to it.)
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Level 81
Nov 24, 2019
Also, no aborigines? Cathy Freeman?
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2019
or Yvonne Goolagong.
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Level 83
Sep 16, 2022
Oodgeroo Nooneccal?
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Level 87
Nov 24, 2019
I was hoping for Errol Flynn so I would get a couple people, but I know for a fact Eric Bana must really be Corey Feldman.
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Level 61
Dec 27, 2019
lol
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Level 77
Nov 25, 2019
Keith Urban is a New Zealander.
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Level 35
Nov 25, 2019
keith urban was born in new Zealand I agree
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Level ∞
Nov 25, 2019
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keith_Urban

Keith Lionel Urban (born 26 October 1967) is a New Zealand-Australian singer.

You can have more than one nationality.

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Level 74
Nov 26, 2019
Nicole Kidman was born in Hawaii, so by that theory, she shouldn't be on here either.
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Level 65
Nov 26, 2019
So are you saying that because she wasn't born in Australia, it means she isn't Australian? That doesn't make sense. Isla Fischer was born in Oman and Olivia Newton-John was born in United Kingdom. Julia Gillard and Tony Abbot were born in Wales and England and they were Prime Ministers.
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Level 77
Nov 26, 2019
I think Jzakibe is on your side, Nelly.
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Level 74
Nov 26, 2019
Someone was saying that Keith Urban isn't Australian, he should be a New Zealender. I used the example of Nicole Kidman because she's clearly Australian even if she wasn't born there. So yes, I agree with you NellyFurtado.
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Level 87
Nov 27, 2019
Trump was technically born in Jamaica.
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Level 74
Dec 26, 2019
Its true because he is Jamaican me crazy
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Level 69
Nov 25, 2019
Missed a few that I recognized but just couldn't think of their names
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Level 74
Nov 25, 2019
Turns out that Australians aren't famous outside Australia. I didn't get any and recognized the names of a grand total of 2.
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Level 70
Dec 7, 2019
With all due respect, I don’t think that just because *you* don’t know who these folks are, that doesn’t make them obscure.
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Level 75
Nov 25, 2019
Probably the most dominant sportsman in any sport throughout history, worldwide ... and only 31%. Sacrilege!
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Level 71
Dec 27, 2019
Yeah, but it's only cricket which is played in about 10% of the world, so 31% isn't bad
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Level 79
Nov 29, 2022
Don't worry, it's all the way up to 32% now!

Honestly though, I'm sure more than 32% have heard of him since he comes up all the time when people talk about Jordan, Gretzky, Brady, etc.; however, his name is hard to remember since it's pretty generic-sounding while not actually being generic and thus difficult to guess if you can't actually remember it.

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Level 73
Nov 26, 2019
I could only remember Portia's first name and didn't know Sia was Australian or that's what she looked like. I have a lot of her music but she hides her face so often.
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Level 93
Dec 2, 2019
No Paul Hogan?!? :)
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Level 71
Dec 4, 2019
A tad more leeway on the third lady on the penultimate row?
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Level 65
Dec 5, 2019
Just like every quiz on here has leeway to America
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Level 71
Dec 7, 2019
Rod Laver (Tennis) Margaret Court (Tennis) Mary Mackillop (St Mary of the Cross), Douglas Mawson (Antarctic Explorer), Albert Namatjira (Artist) William Bragg (Nobel Laureate) , Kingsford-Smith (first flight England - Australia) ..... just to name a few that unlike pop singers and movie stars will be famous when 'celebs' are long forgotten.
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Level 75
Dec 26, 2019
Billy Bragg is Australian? ;-)
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Level 72
Dec 27, 2019
William Bragg is a physicist who did something with x-rays (I'm not a scientist, so don't really understand it). However, it's a stretch to call him Australian. He was born and died in England and only spent 23 of his 79 years in Australia, although he made a big impression on the University of Adelaide while in the land down under.
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Level 53
Dec 26, 2019
How many of those people would you actually be able to recognise by sight?
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Level 77
Dec 27, 2019
In which world does the fame of athletes outlive that of singers and actors? Which is more like to be watched after decades, old tennis matches or old movies?
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Level 52
May 9, 2020
Howard Florey? Barry Marshall?
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Level 67
Dec 26, 2019
I had absolutely no idea Portia de Rossi is Australian. I have watched her in Arrested Development 1,000 times and never got the slightest sense of it.
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Level 84
Dec 26, 2019
Neither did I. Has she lost her accent completely or did she grow up in the States? I thought I remembered seeing interviews with her where she had no accent...
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Level 71
Dec 27, 2019
By "no" accent, presumably you mean an American accent?
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Level 53
Dec 30, 2019
She was quite memorably (for a 16 year old Australian male anyway) in the Australian movie "Sirens" with Elle MacPherson and Sam Neil in about 1993.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2022
Her accent comes through constantly on that show. It drove me nuts the whole time I was watching.
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Level 73
Dec 26, 2019
The very first quiz in which I didn't know ANY of the answers. And even after getting the correct answers visible I only recognized six of the names as having ever heard of :)
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Level 76
Dec 26, 2019
I'd heard of seven and got six of them. I should have known the last one but I could only think of his first name Simon. It's been a while since I watched The Mentalist.
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Level 84
Dec 26, 2019
I would have gotten Sia if the picture was of the back of her head.
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Level 70
Dec 26, 2019
no love for greg norman? oh well.
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Level 76
Dec 26, 2019
I would have known the Shark and Paul Hogan, too, if they'd been on here.
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Level 68
Dec 27, 2019
Pity ONJ doesn't work for Newton-John. It's often how we refer to her in writing. Also, why take everyone else's surnames, but not Furler for Sia?
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Level 61
Dec 27, 2019
I now know that the most beautiful people a on earth are from Australia.
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Level 66
Dec 28, 2019
I'm Australian, yet only scored 12. Weird.
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Level 49
May 21, 2020
Olivia Newton-John was born in England
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Level 65
May 22, 2020
Yeah everyone knows that. Isla Fischer was born in Oman, Tony Abbott was born in England and Julia Gillard was born in Wales. Doesn't mean they aren't Australian.
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Level 53
Aug 18, 2020
Only 69% knew Kylie Minogue? Weird!
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Level 62
Dec 10, 2020
No Aussie celebrity line up is complete without Dame Edna Everage and Sir Les Patterson present.
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Level 74
Aug 28, 2022
Could've picked a better picture of Olivia Newton John.
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Level 72
Dec 4, 2022
Wow, some of these pictures are weird. I just started guessing famous Australians I knew thinking maybe I missed a row or something... and got two additional Aussies who I didn't recognize. Granted, I was remembering what they looked like twenty years ago...