Proud Sons and Daughters: Famous People that Hail From Perth


One of the things that places often put forward is the number of famous people that hail from their area. Perth is a place that has borne some pretty famous people! Here are a few of them:

Heath Ledger

Heath was definitely one of the lightning rods of his generation. A beloved figure from hit movies like “10 Things I Hate about you”, “Knight’s Tale”, and the Joker from “The Dark Knight”. The world was shocked and still continues to grieve Ledger’s passing. After he was laid to rest, his family and friends paid a visit to his favorite beach in Perth. He was certainly gone too soon!

He is survived by his wife and daughter.

Gemma Ward

This young lady shot to international stardom when Anna Wintour picked her to be one of the “It Girls” of the fashion world. She enjoys massive success in her catwalk career. She gained more acclaim for her role in Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides. The world continues to watch this young lady’s continued rise to absolute stardom.

Jessica De Gouw

One of the more recent finds from Perth, De Gouw is best known for her role in the hit TV show Arrow. She is well known for the demanding action that the role entails and her ability to elicit emotion from her viewers with her rather expressive features. She also played Mina Murray in the 2013 series Dracula.

Jim Jefferies

A comedian with a rather successful career, he was born as Geoff James Nugent right in Perth. If you are lucky enough to be in an area where Jeffries has a show, do yourself a favor and go see it!

Every part of the world has their own share of the celebrities and the people listed above helped to add richness to the Perth, Australia. I am certainly thankful that these people brought so much to the already wonderful culture of Perth. Don’t go thinking that these are the only famous people from Perth! Do yourself a favor and do a quick Google search and find out more about the proud sons and daughters of Perth.