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Perth Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Perth

1. Heath Ledger

Birth: April 4, 1979 - Death: January 22, 2008

Heath Ledger was an Australian actor and director, born in Perth. He gained international recognition for his portrayal of the iconic character "The Joker" in the movie "The Dark Knight" (2008), for which he posthumously won an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. Some of his notable works include "Brokeback Mountain" (2005), "A Knight's Tale" (2001), and "10 Things I Hate About You" (1999).

2. Bon Scott

Birth: July 9, 1946 - Death: February 19, 1980

Bon Scott was an Australian singer, songwriter, and musician, born in Kirriemuir, Scotland, and later moved to Perth. He is best known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of the rock band AC/DC from 1974 until his tragic death. Some of AC/DC's most popular songs with Bon Scott as the frontman include "Highway to Hell," "T.N.T.," and "It's a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock 'n' Roll)."

3. Tim Minchin

Birth: October 7, 1975

Tim Minchin is an Australian comedian, actor, musician, and writer, born in Northampton, England, and raised in Perth. Known for his dark humor and witty musical performances, he has achieved international success with songs like "Not Perfect," "Prejudice," and "White Wine in the Sun." Minchin has received numerous awards for his work, including several Helpmann Awards and an Olivier Award.

4. Rolf Harris

Birth: March 30, 1930

Rolf Harris is an Australian-British musician, singer-songwriter, painter, and television personality. He was born in Perth but gained significant popularity in the United Kingdom. Harris is known for his catchy songs such as "Tie Me Kangaroo Down, Sport" and his TV show "The Rolf Harris Show." Unfortunately, his career has been marred by controversial legal issues, and he was convicted of multiple sexual offenses in 2014.

5. Jessica Marais

Birth: January 29, 1985

Jessica Marais is an Australian actress, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and raised in Perth. She gained fame through her role as Rachel Rafter on the television series "Packed to the Rafters." Marais has received several awards for her acting, including two Logie Awards for Most Popular Actress. Her other notable works include "Love Child," "Magic City," and "The Wrong Girl."

6. Sam Worthington

Birth: August 2, 1976

Sam Worthington is an Australian actor, born in Godalming, England, and raised in Perth. He rose to international prominence for his role as Jake Sully in the blockbuster film "Avatar" (2009). Worthington has since starred in numerous successful movies, such as "Clash of the Titans," "Terminator Salvation," and "Hacksaw Ridge."

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