Imagine for a moment that you were a Filipina coming to Australia for the very first time. Imagine the huge cultural differences and the shyness she may have to begin with. Even trying to talk common ground on well-known celebrities is going to be difficult.
Just how many Aussies celebs will she even of heard of?
NICE guys finish first as Australians rate affable film and television stars lead by triple threat entertainer Hugh Jackman as Aussie favourite celebrities.
Aussie glamorous and award-winning actresses, singers and models, headed by Kylie Minogue, Nicole Kidman, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Hawkins and Miranda Kerr, also rate among the most popular of famous Australians.
Most of these may be known outside Australia.
Other may include Mel Gibson and Russel Crowe although chances are they might think them American! The most famous Neighbour Kylie is known worldwide and is one of a few Australians who can be talked about by giving her first name only.
Let’s not forget another neighbour Gut Pearce.
Big Break: Guy wasn’t afraid to show off his more feminine side when he dressed up in drag for 1994’s The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, as Adam Whitely.
Career Highlights: He’s starred with big names in L.A. Confidential (1997), Memento (2000), The King’s Speech (2010) and Iron Man 3 (2013), among many other credits.
Most of the famous are actors or singers and the sports famous miss out greatly as Australian Rules Football just does not travel, and in the main nor does Cricket to most territories.
Eric Bana Actor, Star Trek
You call that a knife?