Posted: 23 September, 2016 by Fox FM

10 Celebs You Had No Idea Were From Melbourne

Not every famous Australian is from Sydney!

Not every famous Australian is from Sydney! 

While the image the world has of famous Australians basically involves them surfing at Bondi Beach, the reality is that some of our most loved Aussie stars were born and bred in Melbourne. 

While there are plenty of famous Melburnians out there, we have a feeling a few of the names on this list might surprise you.

Cate Blanchett

Born in Ivanhoe, Cate attended Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School and then Methodist Ladies College.

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The Hemsworths

Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth were born in Melbourne and grew up on the shores of Phillip Island.


Ruby Rose

Born in Melbourne, our beloved Ruby spent time at both University High School and Footscray City College.

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Rachel Griffiths

Rachel was born in Melbourne and went to school at Star Of The Sea in Brighton.

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Eric Bana

It’s probably no surprise that this life long St Kilda fan was born in Melbourne.


Steve Irwin

Although the late and great Steve Irwin was always closely associated with Queensland, he was actually born in Essendon in 1962.

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Curtis Stone

You wouldn’t expect this surfing chef to be a Melbourne boy – but he is!

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Emily Browning

Former Eltham High School student Emily Browning got her international big break when she starred in Lemony Snicket’s A Series Of Unfortunate Events in 2004.

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Eliza Taylor

Currently appearing in The 100, this former Neighbours star was born in Melbourne.

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Kylie and Dannii Minogue

OK so we're pretty sure you knew about the Minogues... but we couldn't resist adding these former Camberwell High School students to this list!


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