Famous Australian Actresses

Want to know more about the most famous Australian actresses who have made it to main stream cinema? Are you a fan of one of the famous actresses from Australia and would like to know more about her? Read our informative guide…

Two of the most popular Australian actresses who have taken mainstream and alternative cinema by storm are Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, known for their extraordinary acting prowess and their amazing looks; these actresses have done it all from thrillers to comedy and from period drama to romance. Here is a quick look at what these ladies have achieved and a few snippets from their personal life.

Nicole Kidman: Ms. Kidman started her journey to the red carpet early on in life with teenage roles in several movies and TV shows in the 1980s. Some of her early appearances include BMX bandits, Five Mile Creek, Bush Christmas and A country practice.

Often regarded as the most famous Australian ahead of her compatriots like Hugh Jackman; Kidman  got her first taste of fame when her first major role in the Australian flick ‘ Deal Calm’ was well received by audiences and critics alike. This success paved the road to stardom for the young actress. Some of her notable achievements include:

Three Golden Globe Awards, an Oscar for her role in “The Hours”, numerous Golden Globe and Oscar nominations and many prestigious awards from the film fraternity. In 2003, she was honored by her very own start on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. With her popularity increasing by the day, in 2006, Kidman was the highest paid actress in Hollywood. The government of Australia has honored her contributions to the world of art and her active participation in several social causes by making her a Companion of the Order of Australia.

Nicole Kidman was married to Tom Cruise and they have two adopted children, she is currently married to Keith Urban and they have a daughter together.

Cate Blanchet started her walk to fame with a successful theater career; the actress is well known for her portrayal of characters in non mainstream cinema such as the movie “Elizabeth” which got her an Oscar nomination.

After staring in theater in 1992, she played memorable roles such as that of Ophelia in Hamlet, a production of the Company B Theater in Sydney. Around this time, she also played a role in the movie “Paradise Road”. For her portrayal of Elizabeth, she also won a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. Playing a strong and influential historical character she reprised her role as the famous and well respected monarch of England in the second magnum opus on the life of the queen by the name of “ Elizabeth the Golden Age”. Cate Blanchett is married to famous Australian director and dramatist, Andrew Upton.

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