Australian movie stars in Los Angeles

Here are 13 famous actresses from Australia who live or lived in Los Angeles:

Nicole Kidman

Nicole Kidman (June 20, 1967 Honolulu-) a.k.a. Nichole Kidman, Nicole Mary Kidman, Nic, Nicole Mary Kidman, AC or "Stalky" is an Australian singer, actor and film producer. Her children are called Sunday Rose Kidman Urban, Isabella Jane Cruise, Faith Margaret Kidman Urban and Connor Cruise. She has been widely known to be residing in Sydney, Nashville, Los Angeles, Honolulu and Washington, D.C..

Kidman began her acting career in 1983 with a series of TV movies and mini-series in Australia. She rose to international stardom in the 1990s with films such as "Days of Thunder," "Far and Away," and "Batman Forever." In 2002, she won an Academy Award for Best Actress for her role in "The Hours." She has also been nominated for several Golden Globe Awards and has won several other awards throughout her career.

In addition to her successful acting career, Kidman is also known for her philanthropic work. She is a UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and has been involved in various charity projects around the world. She was appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2006 for her service to the performing arts and philanthropy.

Kidman has been married twice, first to actor Tom Cruise from 1990 to 2001 and later to musician Keith Urban, whom she married in 2006. She has four children, two of whom were adopted with Cruise and two with Urban.

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Holly Valance

Holly Valance (May 11, 1983 Melbourne-) also known as Holly Valence, Holly Walance, Holly Rachel Vukadinović, Valance, Holly, Holly Rachel Vukadinovic, Holly Rachel Candy, Holly Rachel Valance or Holly Candy is an Australian singer, model and actor. She has one child, Luka Violet Toni Candy. She has been generally known to be residing in Los Angeles and Melbourne.

Valance began her career as an actor, appearing in the Australian soap opera "Neighbours" as Felicity Scully from 1999 to 2002. She then went on to release her debut single "Kiss Kiss" in 2002, which went on to reach number one on the UK Singles Chart. Valance continued to release music throughout the 2000s, with hits such as "Down Boy" and "Naughty Girl".

In addition to her music career, Valance has also acted in several films and TV shows, including "Taken" and "Prison Break". She has also participated in reality TV competition shows such as "Strictly Come Dancing" and "Dancing on Ice".

Valance is also known for her philanthropic work, including her involvement with the charity organization "Smile Train", which provides free cleft surgery to children in need.

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Elle Macpherson

Elle Macpherson (March 29, 1964 Killara-) also known as Eleanor Nancy Gow, The Body, Elanor Nancy Gow or Elle MacPherson is an Australian model, fashion model, actor, entrepreneur, supermodel, businessperson, nude glamour model, presenter and television producer. She has two children, Aurelius Cy Andrea Busson and Arpad Flynn Alexander Busson. She has been publicly known to be residing in Sydney, Killara, United Kingdom, New York City and Los Angeles.

Macpherson rose to fame in the 1980s and 1990s as one of the most popular and successful models of her time, appearing on the covers of numerous magazines including Sports Illustrated, Vogue, and Elle. She also hosted the television series Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model and made appearances on popular shows such as Friends and The Beautiful Life.

In addition to her modeling and acting career, Macpherson is also a successful businesswoman. She launched her own lingerie line, Elle Macpherson Intimates, in 1990, and later expanded into skincare, nutrition, and wellness products with the launch of WelleCo in 2014.

Macpherson has been recognized for her philanthropic work as well, serving as a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and working with numerous charities focused on education, health, and the environment. She has been awarded numerous accolades throughout her career, including induction into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame and being named one of Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People.

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Peta Wilson

Peta Wilson (November 18, 1970 Sydney-) also known as Peta Gia Wilson is an Australian actor and model. She has one child, Marlowe Harris. She has been publicly known to be residing in Sydney, Papua New Guinea and Los Angeles.

Peta Wilson is best known for her role as Nikita in the television series "La Femme Nikita" which aired from 1997-2001. Before becoming an actor, Wilson worked as a model and was discovered while studying at the Actors Circle Theatre in Sydney. She has also appeared in various films including "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen" and "Superman Returns". In addition to her acting career, Wilson is an avid outdoorswoman and has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro and the Kokoda Track in Papua New Guinea. She is also a supporter of various charitable causes including the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and the Environmental Justice Foundation.

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Melissa George

Melissa George (August 6, 1976 Perth-) also known as Melissa Suzanne George, Gorgeous George, Mel or Roo is an Australian actor. Her child is called Raphaël Blanc. She has been generally known to be living in Western Australia, Los Angeles and New York City.

Melissa George began her career as a model before transitioning to acting in the mid-1990s. She gained international recognition for her role as Angel Parrish on the popular Australian soap opera "Home and Away". She then went on to star in various American TV shows and films, including "Alias", "Grey's Anatomy", and "The Amityville Horror". In 2017, she starred in the Australian TV series "The Butterfly Tree", for which she received critical acclaim. George is also known for her activism, particularly for her work with UNICEF and their efforts to provide relief to Syrian refugee children.

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Radha Mitchell

Radha Mitchell (November 12, 1973 Melbourne-) also known as Radha Rani Amber Indigo Anunda Mitchell, Radha-Louise Mitchell, Rada Mitchell or Radha Rani Amber Indigo Ananda Mitchell is an Australian actor and film producer. She has been known to be living in Los Angeles.

Mitchell began her acting career in the 1990s with small roles in films and television series. Her breakthrough role came in the 2000 film "Pitch Black" where she played the character of Fry. She then went on to star in numerous films including "Phone Booth," "Man on Fire," and "Finding Neverland."

In addition to acting, Mitchell has also produced several films including "Red Knot" and "The World Without You." She has received critical acclaim for her performances and has been nominated for several awards throughout her career.

Outside of her career, Mitchell is known for her involvement in environmental and social activism. She has been an advocate for various causes such as animal rights and climate change. Mitchell is also a practitioner of yoga and has talked about the benefits it has had on her life.

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Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher (February 3, 1976 Muscat-) also known as Isla Lang Fisher, Ayala Fisher, Isla Lang Fisher Cohen or Ayala Lang Fisher is an Australian actor, writer and voice actor. She has two children, Olive Baron Cohen and Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen. She has been publicly known to be residing in Australia, England and Los Angeles.

Fisher started her acting career on Australian television, appearing on the soap opera "Home and Away" in the early 1990s. She then moved to London and began performing on stage, eventually landing small roles in films like "Scooby-Doo" and "I Heart Huckabees." Her breakthrough role came in 2005 when she played the female lead in the comedy "Wedding Crashers" opposite Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson. Since then, Fisher has appeared in a variety of films including "Confessions of a Shopaholic," "Now You See Me," and "The Great Gatsby." She has also lent her voice to animated films such as "Rango" and "Horton Hears a Who!" Additionally, Fisher is a published author, having written two novels: "Seduced By Fame" and "Marge in Charge."

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Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne (July 24, 1979 Balmain-) also known as Mary Rose Byrne or Rosie is an Australian actor. She has been publicly known to be residing in Sydney, London and Los Angeles.

Rose Byrne has been acting professionally since the age of 13, but got her big break in the film industry with her role in the 2000 film "The Goddess of 1967". She has since gone on to star in numerous popular movies, such as "Troy", "Marie Antoinette", "X-Men: First Class", and "Neighbors", in addition to playing the lead role in the TV series "Damages". Over the course of her career, Byrne has been nominated for several awards, including multiple Primetime Emmy Awards, and has won several awards for her performances, including a Venice Film Festival Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award. In addition to acting, Byrne is also a philanthropist, working with several organizations to support causes such as cancer research and wildlife conservation.

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Poppy Montgomery

Poppy Montgomery (June 15, 1972 Sydney-) a.k.a. Poppy Petal Emma Elizabeth Deveraux Donahue is an Australian actor. Her children are called Jackson Phillip Deveraux Montgomery Kaufman and Violet Grace Deveraux Sanford. She has been known to be living in Sydney and Los Angeles.

Montgomery rose to fame for her role as FBI agent Samantha Spade in the television series Without a Trace. She also starred in the series Unforgettable and had a recurring role on the hit show, Castle. In addition to her television work, Montgomery has appeared in films such as Dead Man on Campus, The Other Sister, and 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover. She is also a writer and producer, and co-created and starred in the crime drama series Reef Break. Montgomery is an advocate for autism awareness and has spoken openly about her own experiences with the disorder.

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Isabel Lucas

Isabel Lucas (January 29, 1985 Melbourne-) a.k.a. Izzy is an Australian actor and model. She has been publicly known to be residing in Melbourne, Los Angeles, Switzerland and Cairns.

Lucas rose to fame for her role as Tasha Andrews in the Australian TV series "Home and Away" from 2003-2006. She then transitioned to film, appearing in blockbuster movies such as "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" (2009) and "Red Dawn" (2012). Lucas is known for advocating for environmental causes and has participated in several activism campaigns, including the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society. She also practices yoga and has credited it with helping her maintain balance in her personal and professional life.

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Abbie Cornish

Abbie Cornish (August 7, 1982 Lochinvar-) also known as Abbigale Cornish or Abblie Cornish is an Australian actor, model and voice actor. She has been known to be residing in New South Wales and Los Angeles.

Cornish started her acting career in 1997 at the age of 15 with a role in the Australian TV series "Wildside". She gained widespread recognition for her role as Heidi in the 2004 Australian film "Somersault", for which she won the Best Actress award at the Australian Film Institute Awards. She then went on to star in several successful films including "Candy", "Bright Star", "Limitless" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri".

Besides acting, Cornish has also worked as a model and appeared in campaigns for brands such as Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Elizabeth Arden. In addition to her film and modeling work, she has also lent her voice to several animated movies including "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" and "RoboCop".

Cornish is also an advocate for animal rights and has been actively involved in various animal welfare causes. She is a supporter of PETA and has used her social media platforms to raise awareness about animal cruelty.

In her personal life, Cornish has been linked to several high-profile celebrities including Ryan Phillippe and Heath Ledger. She is currently in a relationship with the MMA fighter Adel Altamimi.

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Yvonne Strahovski

Yvonne Strahovski (July 30, 1982 Werrington Downs-) a.k.a. Yvonne Strahowski, Yvonne Strechowski, Strahotski, Yvonne Jaqueline Strzechowski or Yvonne Strzechowski is an Australian actor and voice actor. She has been generally known to be residing in Sydney and Los Angeles.

Strahovski started her acting career in Australia with roles on TV series like "Double the Fist" and "HeadLand", before gaining international recognition for her role as CIA agent Sarah Walker in the hit TV series "Chuck". She has also appeared in several movies such as "Killer Elite", "I, Frankenstein", and "The Predator". In addition to on-screen acting, she has lent her voice to several video games and animated series including "Mass Effect 2" and "Batman: Bad Blood". Strahovski has been nominated for several awards for her performances, including a Primetime Emmy Award for her role in "The Handmaid's Tale". Off-screen, she is known for her activism and support for organizations like PETA and Heifer International.

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Teresa Palmer

Teresa Palmer (February 26, 1986 Adelaide-) also known as Teresa Edwina Palmer, Tezza, Teresa Mary Palmer or Tez is an Australian actor, model and film producer. Her child is called Bodhi Rain Webber. She has been residing in Adelaide and Los Angeles.

Palmer began her acting career with small roles in Australian films, including "2:37" and "December Boys," before landing her breakout Hollywood role in the 2010 sci-fi action film "I Am Number Four." She has since appeared in a number of high-profile films, including "Warm Bodies," "Point Break," and "Hacksaw Ridge," for which she received a nomination for Best Supporting Actress at the Australian Academy of Cinema and Television Arts Awards.

In addition to her acting career, Palmer is also a dedicated activist, working closely with organizations such as UNICEF and the Jane Goodall Institute. She is also a co-founder of the production company, Avakea Productions, alongside her husband, Mark Webber.

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