Inside Chris, Liam and Luke Hemsworth’s wild upbringing with their equally good-looking parents

The three boys weren't always close.
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When it comes to the genetic lottery the Hemsworth brothers – Chris, Liam and Luke – surely hit the jackpot.

Their dashing good looks, making them worthy of playing mythological gods and a dreamy love interests, were naturally inherited.

So who are the Hemsworth’s equally good-looking parents?

Chris, Liam and Luke were born to parents Craig and Leonie in Melbourne, Victoria with eldest sibling Luke arriving in 1980, Chris in 1983 and finally Liam in 1990.

Leonie was an English teacher and Craig a counsellor working in child protection services.

The family relocated from Victoria to the Northern Territory to work on a cattle farm.


A few years after having Liam, the couple relocated to the Northern Territory to work on a cattle farm.

“It was four-and-a-half hours from the nearest town,” Chris told the Telegraph.

“My parents ran the community centre which doubled as a post office and grocery store. It was in the middle of nowhere. There were crocodiles and buffalo. I went to a school that was made up of 60 [Aboriginal] kids between the ages of five and 17, all mashed into two classrooms.”

The family later relocated again to Phillip Island in Victoria.

Liam, Chris and Luke (left to right) didn’t always get along.


It wasn’t always easily wrangling three boys.

In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel in 2016, Luke jokingly called their home “the Hemsworth house of horrors” – and for good reason!

Liam revealed to Conan O’Brien the fighting and squabbling got so bad between them at one point he threw a knife at Chris’ head.

“I feel like that’s when you really get to know each other, when you give someone a good punch in the face,” he said.

“It’s one way of expressing love. That was how we did it in our house – ‘Hey, man, good to see you, here’s a punch in the face for you.”

“I threw a knife – I don’t know why my grandpa thought it was a good idea to give little kids a proper throwing knife, but he gave it to us… I threw it at [Chris’] head when I was about eight-years-old and the handle hit him in the head.

“It was just a warning. Like if you mess with me, I’ll throw a knife at your head.”

Liam or Craig?


While things got heated between brothers there’s certainly no love lost for parents Leonie and Craig, both regularly appearing in all three brother’s snaps.

While Leonie recently stunned fans with her youthful looks as she celebrated her 60th birthday, the resemblance of Liam to dad Craig didn’t go unnoticed.

Fans were doing a double take when Liam shared a throwback to his parents’ wedding day – Craig looking identical to Liam, albeit a little more rugged.

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