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Successful Aussie Soap Stars

Aussie soap star Simon Baker had a number of Aussie roles including Constable Sam Farrell on E Street and James Healey on Home and Away.

Now, Simon has shot to fame in the United States with the lead role in The Mentalist. He also played the lead role in the US TV show The Guardian and played Christian Thompson in The Devil Wears Prada .

From 1994 to 1997 Isla Fisher started her successful acting career by playing Shannon Reed on Home and Away, alongside Melissa George.

Now, a long way from the shores of Summer Bay, Isla has shot to major Hollywood status. The fiery redhead, who is married to funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen, has appeared in Wedding Crashers, Definitely, Maybe and played the lead role in Confessions of a Shopaholic.

Holly won a Logie award for most popular new talent for her performance on Neighbours, in which she co-starred with Daniel McPherson. She played Felicity Scully from 1999 until 2002 when she left to pursue a music career.

The sexy singer had success in the UK with her single, ‘Down Boy’, peaking at number two on the UK charts. She has since taken up acting again and has starred in US TV shows CSI: Miami, Entourage and Prison Break.

Once known for playing the part of Tasha Andrews on Home and Away for three years, Isabel Lucas has gone on to bigger and better roles and started dating some of the big names of Hollywood. She won a Logie for best new popular female talent for her role on the show.

Since moving to LA in 2008, Isabel has had a number of roles, but is most famous for her role in Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen. She has also dated some big Hollywood names including Adrian Grenier from Entourage.

Melissa George started her acting career playing Angel Parrish alongside Aussie actor Dieter Brummer on Home and Away. At just 16 years of age she moved from Perth to Sydney for the role.

A far cry from her young character Angel, Melissa is now slowly but surely becoming one of the big names in Hollywood. She has been in a number of movies including Music Within, 30 Days of Night and Turistas. She also received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in as Laura in US TV show In Treatment and has a continuing role on Grey’s Anatomy .

Ryan Kwanten played Vinnie Pattison on Home and Away for five years alongside Ada Nicodemou.

Since leaving Home and Away and moving to the United States, the sexy star has been cast in the TV show True Blood and a number of movies including a lead role in horror movieDead Silence. He has also starred in the movie Don’t Fade Away with Mischa Barton.

Famous for his role of Mike Young on Neighbours, Guy Pearce has become one of Australia’s best known actors.

The super-cute Aussie actor is best known for his first major movie role in Priscilla, Queen of the Desert and since has appeared in LA Confidential and Memento. He recently starred alongside Adam Sandler in Bedtime Stories.

Kylie Minogue shot to fame in Australia and the UK as Charlene Robinson in Neighbours. She starred alongside Jason Donovan and their onscreen wedding episode in 1987 attracted an audience of 20 million British viewers.

She is one of the most well known Australians in the world and has had huge world wide success with her Showgirl tour.

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