The Most Famous

MODELS from Australia

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This page contains a list of the greatest Australian Models. The pantheon dataset contains 251 Models, 5 of which were born in Australia. This makes Australia the birth place of the 15th most number of Models behind Canada and Poland.

Top 5

The following people are considered by Pantheon to be the most legendary Australian Models of all time. This list of famous Australian Models is sorted by HPI (Historical Popularity Index), a metric that aggregates information on a biography’s online popularity.

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1. Travis Fimmel (1979 - )

With an HPI of 66.96, Travis Fimmel is the most famous Australian Model.  His biography has been translated into 36 different languages on wikipedia.

Travis Fimmel (born 15 July 1979) is an Australian actor and former model. He is best known for his role as Ragnar Lothbrok in the History Channel television series Vikings (2013–2017), and as Anduin Lothar in the live-action adaptation of Warcraft (2016). In 2020, he starred in the science fiction series Raised by Wolves.

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2. Elle Macpherson (1964 - )

With an HPI of 62.05, Elle Macpherson is the 2nd most famous Australian Model.  Her biography has been translated into 41 different languages.

Eleanor Nancy Macpherson (; née Gow; born (1964-03-29)29 March 1964) is an Australian model, businesswoman, television host, and actress. She is known for her record five cover appearances for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue beginning in the 1980s, leading to her nickname "The Body", coined by Time in 1989. She is the founder, primary model, and creative director for a series of business ventures, including Elle Macpherson Intimates, a lingerie line, and The Body, a line of skin care products. She has been the host and executive producer of Britain & Ireland's Next Top Model from 2010 to 2013. She is an executive producer of NBC's Fashion Star and was the host for the first season. As an actress, Macpherson appeared in supporting roles in The Mirror Has Two Faces (1996) and as Julie Madison in Batman and Robin (1997) as well as lead roles in The Edge (1997) and South Kensington (2001). She had a recurring role on Friends and hosted an episode of Saturday Night Live.

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3. Miranda Kerr (1983 - )

With an HPI of 61.26, Miranda Kerr is the 3rd most famous Australian Model.  Her biography has been translated into 56 different languages.

Miranda May Kerr (; born 20 April 1983) is an Australian model and businesswoman. Kerr rose to prominence in 2007, as one of the Victoria's Secret Angels. Kerr was the first Australian Victoria's Secret model and also represented the Australian department store chain David Jones. Kerr has launched her own brand of organic skincare products, KORA Organics, and has written a self-help book. Kerr began modelling in the fashion industry when she was 13, winning the 1997 Dolly magazine model search competition. Since 2008, Kerr has consistently ranked on the Forbes list of highest earning models. Kerr was previously married to English actor Orlando Bloom, with whom she had her first son. Since 2017, she has been married to Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel with whom she has two children.

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4. Gemma Ward (1987 - )

With an HPI of 52.45, Gemma Ward is the 4th most famous Australian Model.  Her biography has been translated into 26 different languages.

Gemma Louise Ward (born 3 November 1987) is an Australian model and actress. Born in Perth, Western Australia, Ward was first scouted at the age of 14, and made her Australian Fashion Week debut aged 15. She later became the youngest model to appear on the cover of the American edition of Vogue, subsequently appearing on the covers of both Teen Vogue and Time. Vogue Paris would later declare her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. Ward is widely considered to be a supermodel.Ward's first major acting appearance was in the 2008 Australian film The Black Balloon, and she has since also appeared in the films The Strangers (2008) and Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011).

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5. Abbey Lee Kershaw (1987 - )

With an HPI of 46.34, Abbey Lee Kershaw is the 5th most famous Australian Model.  Her biography has been translated into 20 different languages.

Abbey Lee Kershaw (born 12 June 1987) is an Australian model, actress and musician. Following several years of success leading up to the 2011 fashion seasons, V magazine dubbed Kershaw a supermodel. Models.com has listed her as an "Industry Icon". Abbey Lee dropped the use of her surname, Kershaw, in 2015.

Pantheon has 5 people classified as models born between 1964 and 1987. Of these 5, 5 (100.00%) of them are still alive today. The most famous living models include Travis Fimmel, Elle Macpherson, and Miranda Kerr.

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