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17 Famous Aussies Who Started Their Career On "Home And Away"

Look, I don't blame them for wanting to get away from the Bay.

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1. Chris Hemsworth (2004 - 2007)

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Character: Kim Hyde.

Memorable Moment: Arriving to his wedding to Rachel via horseback.

Post-Home and Away: Chris Hemsworth has become one of Australia's hottest exports thanks to his role in Thor. He also returned to the show for a cameo in 2015.

2. Bob Morley (2006-2008)

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Character: Drew Curtis.

Memorable Moment: Having a relationship with the much older Amanda, who later became his stepmother.

Post-Home and Away: After a small stint on Neighbours, Bob Morley went on to join fellow Aussie, Eliza Taylor, in the cast of The 100.

3. Dannii Minogue (1989 - 1990)

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Character: Emma Jackson.

Memorable Moment: Calling Adam a "yobbo" after dumping him.

Post-Home and Away: Dannii Minogue has gone on to have a long and successful music career which ultimately led to her appearances as a judge on Australia's Got Talent, The X-Factor UK, and The X-Factor Australia.

4. Jordan Rodrigues (2008 - 2009)

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Character: Jai Fernandez.

Memorable Moment: He left the Bay to go on exchange in Japan, and just never came back.

Post-Home and Away: Jordan Rodrigues left the Bay behind him and joined the cast of the popular Australian children's show (and 2017's movie sequel) Dance Academy. He has also since landed a recurring role on The Fosters.

5. Jessica McNamee (2007)

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Character: Lisa Duffy.

Memorable Moment: Exposing Drew and Belle's secret relationship to Summer Bay High.

Post-Home and Away: After her character was sadly killed off, Jessica McNamee went on to join one of Australia's most loved families in Packed to the Rafters. She has also found success in Hollywood, with small roles in The Vow and in the upcoming Battle of the Sexes.

6. Heath Ledger (1997)

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Character: Scott Irwin.

Memorable Moment: Taking advantage of Sally's feelings so he could steal the Modern Studies exam.

Post-Home and Away: Heath Ledger went on to star in critically acclaimed movies such as Brokeback Mountain, Candy, and The Dark Knight. He sadly passed away in 2008.

7. Rebecca Breeds (2008 - 2012)

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Character: Ruby Buckton.

Memorable Moment: Finding out that her older sister, Charlie, was actually her mother.

Post-Home and Away: Rebecca moved to the US, where she landed recurring roles in Pretty Little Liars and The Originals. More recently, Rebecca returned to Australia to star in 2016's Molly and the upcoming film Three Summers. She also married fellow Home and Away alum, Luke Mitchell and it was CUTE AF.

8. Simon Baker (1993 - 1994)

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Character: James Hudson.

Memorable Moment: Leaving town soon after arriving because he got a better job (smart move James).

Post-Home and Away: Simon Baker went on to have a huge career in the US where he is best known for his roles in The Mentalist and The Devil Wears Prada.

9. Ryan Kwanten (1997 - 2002)

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Character: Vincent Patterson.

Memorable Moment: Working at Bonza Burgers by day and being a stripper by night.

Post-Home and Away: After a stint in the short lived US series Summerland, Ryan Kwanten went on to become a household name with a starring role in True Blood.

10. Isla Fisher (1994 - 1997)

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Character: Shannon Reed.

Memorable Moment: Being in a relationship with her adoptive brother.

Post-Home and Away: Isla Fisher went on to build a pretty big name for herself in Hollywood, starring in Definitely, Maybe, Confessions of a Shopaholic, Now You See Me. And of course, who hasn't seen her in all of the recent the ING commercials.

11. Steve Peacocke (2011 - 2016)

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Character: Darryl "Brax" Braxton.

Memorable Moment: Breaking out of prison and getting in a major car accident which led to everyone believing he was dead.

Post-Home and Away: Steve Peacoke flirted briefly with Hollywood, with supporting roles in Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and Me Before You. He is now back in Australia starring in the crime drama Wanted.

12. Luke Mitchell (2009 - 2013)

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Character: Romeo Smith.

Memorable Moment: When he played his name sake, Romeo, in the Summer Bay High production of Romeo and Juliet.

Post-Home and Away: Luke Mitchell moved on from the Bay to Hollywood where he has had starring roles in The Tomorrow People, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Blindspot.

13. Naomi Watts (1991)

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Character: Julie Gibson.

Memorable Moment: Losing her father to a heart attack (she was only on the show a month, okay).

Post-Home and Away: Since Naomi Watts finished her short stint on the program, she has gone on to become one of Australia's most critically acclaimed actresses, earning both Academy and Golden Globe nominations.

14. Rodger Corser (2006 – 2007)

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Character: Hugh Sullivan.

Memorable Moment: Being the third wheel in the Rachel and Kim love story.

Post-Home and Away: Rodger Corser has gone on to be one of the more recongisable faces on Australian television, starring in the critically acclaimed series Underbelly, Rush, and A Beautiful Lie. He was also nominated for a Gold Logie in 2017!

15. Luke Bracey (2009)

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Character: Trey Palmer.

Memorable Moment: Setting up a landmine under a school bus to get back at all the people who had hurt him.

Post-Home and Away: Luke Bracey has gone on to star in big Hollywood films such as The Best of Me and Hacksaw Ridge.

16. Tammin Sursok (2000 - 2004)

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Character: Dani Sutherland.

Memorable Moment: Being part of one of Home and Away's most divisive plots, in which she was sexually assaulted by Kane, who later went on to be in a relationship with her younger sister.

Post-Home and Away: Luckily, Tammin Sursok left that all behind her and landed herself roles in The Young and the Restless, Hannah Montana, and Pretty Little Liars.

17. Julian McMahon (1989 - 1991)

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Character: Ben Lucini.

Memorable Moment: Being arrested by the police after they caught him and Carly skinny dipping.

Post-Home and Away: After he left the Bay, Julian McMahon went on have starring roles in Charmed, the original Fantastic Four franchise, and FX's Nip/Tuck, for which he was nominated for a Golden Globe.

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