Hollywood isn’t an easy club to be a part of—apart from the overwhelming glitz and glamour of fame, there’s a certain grit that you need to make your mark on the big screen. So is it really any surprise that the rugged land of Australia has some of the best female actresses to ever grace the silver screen?
Apart from their natural beauty and acting talent, these actresses have proved themselves to be every bit as charming in real life as they are with their fictional counterparts.
So to celebrate the spirit of Australian creativity and talent; we’ve come up with a brief list of some of the most famous actresses from Australia.
The Best Australian Female Actresses
Ruby Rose: One of the rising Aussie celebrities on TV, she’s made her mark appearing on DC’s The Flash, Arrow, and Supergirl.
Katherine Langford: There’s nothing quite like young talent! Katherine is only 23, and she’s already starring in huge roles! You might know her as Hannah Baker from the hugely popular Netflix original series: 13 Reasons Why.
Mia Wasikowska: Born in Canberra, Mia initially wowed audiences with her work on All Saints, but you might know her best for starring as Alice in Tim Burton’s Alice In Wonderland.
Danielle Macdonald: Born in Sydney, Danielle cemented herself as a star in the leading role of Patti Cake$. She gained major recognition for that role, and she’s had a hell of an acting year in 2018. It looks like she might have Hollywood in the palm of her hand!
Angourie Rice: At just 18 years old, Angourie is simply killing it in Hollywood. You might know her best as the daughter in The Nice Guys, acting alongside Ryan Gosling and fellow Aussie, Russell Crowe. This talented young lady is on her way to becoming an international superstar!
The Top #5
5. Rose Byrne
While primarily pursuing comedic roles, this stunning brunette has had more than her fair share of experiences when it comes to big roles like X-Men and Damages. She’s also been a voice talent in films like Peter Rabbit and I Am Mother.
4. Isla Fisher
Isla was born outside Australia, but she really grew up in Perth. She’s starred in plenty of big productions including; The Wedding Crashers, Confessions Of A Shopaholic, The Great Gatsby and Arrested Development. She’s received several awards like MTV’s Best Breakthrough Performance, AACTA’s Trailblazer Award, and Best Animated Female.
3. Margot Robbie
Nominated by the Academy Awards, Golden Globes, and Screen Actor’s Guild, Margot Robbie is poised to take Hollywood by storm. This down-to-earth beauty lived on a farm with her parents before moving to live in Melbourne. Since then, she’s slowly rocketed towards the top as one of the hottest Australian actresses in Hollywood right now.
2. Cate Blanchett
One of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood, Cate Blanchett has starred in massive hits like Lord Of The Rings, Thor, and Carol. She’s an actress and a theatre director, a serial award winner, and she was even listed on Time’s 100 Most Influential People of 2007.
1. Nicole Kidman
She’s currently married to signer Keith Urban but absolutely dwarfs her husband in terms of achievement; with an Academy Award, two Primetime Emmys, and five Golden Globes, this actress is almost always a front and centre headliner of any project she stars in! Her notable roles include Batman Forever, Moulin Rouge, The Golden Compass, and most recently, Aquaman. With her stunning good looks and impressive acting range, she’s undoubtedly the most talented Australian woman in Hollywood.
And there you have it: just 10 of some of the best Aussie female actors in Hollywood. And expect to see a lot more of them in the future—with their diverse talent, acting skills, and a little dash of good old-fashioned beauty, these girls are wreaking havoc on Hollywood, one theatre at a time!