Tuesday, January 9, 2024

You did not know 10 celebrities started out on soap operas from Australia


It’s popular to be beautiful beaches, unusual animals and Vegemites, of course, but did you know it’s made some of Hollywood’s biggest stars today?


The ‘neighbours,’ the ‘home and away’ are the longest soaps in Australia, and the many successful Aussies you see today in Hollywood began their careers.


They have combined:

Won 2 and was nominated for 7 Oscars
Went second to 14 Golden Globes nominated
Emmys Won Two
One and four Grammys have been nominated
There are 38 people from these two famous soaps who began their acting and music careers.



Russell Crowe

Russell Crowe moved tonewZealandfromAustralia and debuted at “Neighbours” as Kenny Larkin in 1987.


Crowe made his way to the USA in the mid-90s after much success in the Australian movie industry. He has appeared in leading movies since then, including “Gladiator,” “A Beautiful Mind,” and “American Gangster.”


In 2001, he received an Oscar for his role in Gladiator, nominated for three Academy Awards.



Chris Hemsworth

From 2004 to 2007 Chris Hemsworth appeared on “Home and Away”


Hemsworth went to Hollywood after quitting his soap opera and appeared in several major franchises including “Thor,” “The Avengers,” and “Snow White and the Huntsman.”


Kylie Minogue


From 1986 to 1988, Charlene Robinson appeared on “Neighbours” until Kylie Minogue became a pop star in the international arena.


More than 20 million viewers worldwide were watching her on-screen union with Scott Robinson.


She signed a record deal during her tenure on “Neighbours,” and has since sung and performed. Hit singles include “Can’t Get You out of my Head” and “Spinning Around.”


In both Australia and the UK, Minogue was host to The Voice”


Isla Fisher

Isla Fisher played Shannon Reed on “Home and Away” from 1944 to 1997 until she became a Hollywood actress and wife of Sacha Baron Cohen.



The films “The Wedding Crashers,” “Definitely, Maybe,” and “Confessions of a Shopaholic.” are part of his outstanding acting portfolio.


In 2002, Fisher met Sacha Baron Cohen, and in 2010. You’ve got two kids.


Naomi Watts

In 1991, in “Home and Away” Naomi Watts was playing Julie Gibson. Her character was paralysed by a car crash in a wheelchair.


She moved to the US and was a struggling player for a couple of years after Watts’ spell in “Home and Away,”


In the 2001 Mulholland Drive, her breakthrough role was. She has appeared in many movies since then, such as The Ring,’ ‘King Kong’ and ‘Birdman.’


Twice in her performances “21 Grams” (2003) and “Lo Impossible” Watts are nominated for the Academy Award for the Best Actress (2012).


Luke Mitchell

Before joining the cast of “Neighbours” Luke Mitchell performed brief workshops in “H2o: Just Add Water” and “Home and Away.” playing Romeo Smith from 2009 to 2013.

He began dating his coastar Rebecca Breeds during his time on ‘Home and Away.’ Before moving into the United States, they got married in 2012 for a career in the United States.

He has been on many TV shows since then, such as The people of the tomorrow,’ ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and ‘Blindspot.’


Margot Robbie

From 2008 to 2011, Margot Robbie has been playing Donna Brown on “Neighbours”
After leaving Melbourne, she took part in a short TV show “Pan Am.” She was a filmmaker.


Her breakout was on Leonardo DiCaprio’s “Wolf of Wall Street” She has starred in several movies ever since, including “Whiskey Tango Foxtrot,” “Suicide Squad,” and “I, Tonya.”

Robbie has been named “Suicide Squad.” this year for her favourite action film player.


Heath Ledger

In 1997 Heath Ledger played a bad guy on “Home and Away” Scott Irwin. Indeed, Sally Fletcher, the leading character in the film, lost her virginity in Scott’s back.


Ledger performed “10 Things I Hate About You just two years after his time on the soap opera, then became a leading Hollywood man with films like “Brokeback Mountain” and The Dark Knight.”


Ledger died of an adverse overdose in 2008. In 2008.

In the Dark Knight after his passing, he won the Oscar for his portrait of the Joker.


Liam Hemsworth

In “Neighbours” from 2007 to 2008, Liam Hemsworth played Josh Taylor.


He debuted in the American film “The Last Song” and was in movies like The Hunger Games,” “Independence Day: Resurgence,” and The Duel.” in front of Miley Cyrus.


Since filming “The Last Song” Hemsworth has had a relationship again and again with Miley Cyrus and currently they’re engaged.

Ryan Kwanten

From 1997 to 2002, Ryan Kwanten played “Home and Away” as a rescue guard for Vinnie Patterson.


A few years ago Kwanten had been cast on the American TV series “Home and Away,” after leaving “Summerland.”


In his role as Jason on HBO’s True Blood he achieved international stardom. Since the show ended, he has been involved in a few movies and TV programmes.



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