Actor Hugh Jackman ("X-Men," "Les Misérables")
Born in Sydney, Australia
Actress Nicole Kidman ("Moulin Rouge!," "Cold Mountain")
Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, but her family moved to Sydney, Australia, when she was 4
Actress Naomi Watts ("Mulholland Drive," "The Ring," "21 Grams")
Born in Kent, England, but moved to Wales at age 4 and finally to Sydney, Australia, when she was 14
Country singer Keith Urban
Born in Whangarei, New Zealand, but moved when young with his family to Caboolture, Queensland, Australia
Actress Cate Blanchett ("Elizabeth," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy, "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button")
Born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Actor Chris Hemsworth ("Thor," "Marvel's The Avengers," "Rush")
Actor Liam Hemsworth ("The Hunger Games")
Actress/singer Olivia Newton-John ("Grease")
Born in Cambridge, England, but grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Actor Geoffrey Rush ("Shine," "The King's Speech")
Born in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Actor Eric Bana ("Munich," "Hulk," "Troy")
Actor Heath Ledger ("Brokeback Mountain," "The Dark Knight")
Born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia
Actor/director Mel Gibson ("Mad Max," "Lethal Weapon," "Braveheart")
Born in Peekskill, N.Y., but moved to Sydney, Australia, with his parents at age 12
Actor Russell Crowe ("Gladiator," "A Beautiful Mind," "Les Misérables")
Born in Wellington, New Zealand, but moved to Sydney, Australia, with his parents at age 4
AC/DC guitarist Angus Young
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, but moved to Sydney, Australia, with his family at age 8
Singer/actress Kylie Minogue
TV personality and wildlife expert Steve Irwin ("The Crocodile Hunter")
Born in Essendon, Victoria, Australia
Business magnate and News Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch
Model/actress Elle Macpherson
Born in Killara, Sydney, Australia
Professional golfer Greg Norman
Born in Mount Isa, Australia
Olympic swimming champion Ian Thorpe
Actor Hugo Weaving ("The Matrix" trilogy, "V for Vendetta," "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy)
Born in Nigeria but his parents moved a year after his birth. He lived in South Africa and England prior to settling in Australia.
Actress Isla Fisher ("Wedding Crashers," "Now You See Me")
Born in Muscat, Oman, but raised in Perth, Australia
Model Miranda Kerr
Singer-songwriter Natalie Imbruglia ("Torn")
Actress Portia De Rossi ("Arrested Development")
Born in Horsham, Victoria, Australia
Actor Sam Worthington ("Avatar," "Clash of the Titans")
Born in southeastern England, but moved to Perth, Western Australia, with his parents when he was 6 months old
Actor Paul Hogan ("Crocodile Dundee" movies)
Born in Lightning Ridge, New South Wales, Australia
Actress Toni Collette ("The Sixth Sense," "United States of Tara")
Born in Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia
Actress Yvonne Strahovski ("Chuck," "Dexter")
Born in Werrington Downs, New South Wales, Australia
Actress Abbie Cornish ("Bright Star," "Sucker Punch")
Born in Lochinvar, New South Wales, Australia
Actress Anna Torv ("Fringe")
Actress Emily Browning ("Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events," "Sucker Punch")
Actress Mia Wasikowska ("The Kids Are Alright," "Alice in Wonderland," "Jane Eyre")
Born in Canberra, Australia
Actor Julian McMahon ("Nip/Tuck," "Fantastic Four")
Actor Alex O'Loughlin ("Hawaii Five-0")
Actor Dominic Purcell ("Prison Break," "Assault on Wall Street")
Born in Wallasey, Wirral, England, but moved to Bondi, New South Wales, Australia, with family at age 2
Actress Emilie de Ravin ("Lost," "Once Upon a Time")
Born in Mount Eliza, Victoria, Australia
Actor Simon Baker ("The Mentalist," "The Devil Wears Prada")
Born in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
Actress Poppy Montgomery ("Without a Trace," "Unforgettable")
Actor Ryan Kwanten ("True Blood")
Santa Barbara County Health workers have confirmed the child suspected of having measles does not. Tests done on the child have come back negative.
The San Luis Obispo County Public Health Officer says all necessary precautions involving the patient have been taken.
Santa Barbara County Public Health officials are looking into a possible case of measles.
The national Boy Scouts of America organization and the Los Padres council have agreed to settle a lawsuit by a 20-year-old Santa Barbara County man who was molested by a Scout volunteer in 2007.
Southern California Edison announced a project to improve the reliability of the power grid in Santa Barbara, including areas of downtown affected by outages over the past several months.
For the past 18 years, a local non-profit has been changing the lives of children through rhythm. There will be a fundraiser to help continue these programs for our local children Friday, February 6.
ean-Michel Cousteau and his grown children,Fabien, and Celine received the David Attenborough Award for excellence in nature filmmaking at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Thursday night.
Santa Barbara City Fire photo
Santa Barbara City Firefighters and the Harbor Patrol quickly put out a boat fire in the Santa Barbara Harbor Tuesday night. The cause is a mystery.
Oscar Flores photo
The Attenborough Award for Excellence in Nature Filmmakinghonored the Cousteau Family, Jean-Michel and his son and daughter Fabien and Celine.
Photos: Oscar Flores
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