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Updated on 28 Nov 2019. Posted on 28 Nov 2019

21 Pictures Of Aussie Celebs That Show How Much They've Changed In 10 Years

This makes me feel old.

1. Margot Robbie

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Then: Margot was a fan-favourite on Neighbours, playing Donna Freedman. She was also nominated for Most Popular New Female Talent at the Logies.

Now: In 2019, Margot is one of the highest-paid actresses in the world. She's received nominations for Academy Awards, won three BAFTAs and continues to impress critics and fans alike in movies like Wolf of Wall Street, I, Tonya and Mary Queen of Scots.

2. Stan Walker

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Then: Stan had just won Season 7 of Australian Idol and released his debut album, Introducing... Stan Walker.

Now: Since then, Stan has released two more albums — From The Inside Out and Let The Music Play — appeared as a judge on the New Zealand version of The X Factor and made his acting debut in Mt Zion. He also released a documentary called Stan, which documented his battle with cancer.

3. Chris Hemsworth

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Then: Chris had already become a household name after his stint on Home and Away. But it was his appearance in Star Trek (2009) that earning him worldwide attention.

Now: Playing the part of Thor in Marvel's Cinematic Universe has catapulted Chris to new levels of fame. He's earned critical acclaim, worldwide recognition and gone on to appear in other blockbusters like Ghostbusters, Bad Times At The El Royale and Men in Black: International.

4. Nicole Kidman

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Then: Hot on the heels of her success in Baz Luhrmann's Australia, Nicole then appeared in Nine, which earned her a fourth SAG nomination.

Now: In recent years, Nicole has had somewhat of a "career renaissance". She's bagged critical acclaim for her roles in Lion, Big Little Lies, The Beguiled, Boy Erased and, well, the list keeps on going. She also snagged the fourth spot on Forbes' highest-paid actresses list in 2019.

5. Maia Mitchell

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Then: You'll probably remember Maia from the iconic Aussie series, Mortified. After that wrapped up in 2007, she went to star in Trapped and Castaway.

Now: Besides growing the flipping heck up, Maia has had heaps of success in the US! She's had roles in Teen Beach Movie and Teen Beach 2, as well starring in The Fosters and its spinoff, The Good Trouble.

6. Cody Simpson

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Then: After being discovered on YouTube, Cody's big break came after being featured on The 7:30 Report in December 2009. By the following year, he had released his debut single — which featured Flo Rida — and relocated to LA with his family.

Now: Boy, oh boy has Cody grown up. He's now released three albums — Paradise, Surfers Paradise and Free — made his Broadway debut as Dimitri in Anastasia, won The Masked Singer Australia and is now dating Miley Cyrus.

7. Phoebe Tonkin

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Then: Phoebe was playing Cleo in H20: Just Add Water and had picked up an extra role in Packed To The Rafters.

Now: After making the move to LA in 2011, Phoebe had massive success with her breakout roles in The Secret Circle, The Vampire Diaries and The Originals. Most recently, she's been in Aussie flicks like Safe Harbour and Bloom.

8. Ruby Rose

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Then: In 2009, Ruby was working as a VJ for MTV and co-hosting The Project — then called The 7pm Project. She also was a correspondent for the finale of Australia's Next Top Model.

Now: Ruby shot to international fame after joining the cast of Orange Is The New Black. That paved the way for her roles in XXX: Return Of Xander Cage, The Meg and her casting as Batwoman.

9. Lisa and Jessica Origliasso (The Veronicas)

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Then: After releasing their hugely successful second album, Hook Me Up, in 2007 — which included iconic bangers like "Untouched" and "Take Me On The Floor" — The Veronicas embarked on their Revenge Is Sweeter Tour in 08/09.

Now: Following a lengthy hiatus, The Veronicas released their third album, The Veronicas, in 2014. They also had a brief stint on The Voice Australia, performed at the 2018 Commonwealth Games closing ceremony and launched a reality show called The Veronicas: Blood Is For Life.

10. Jessica Mauboy

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Then: Hot off the success of Been Waiting, Jessica snagged seven noms at the 2009 Arias. She also supported Beyoncé during the Australian leg of her I Am... world tour.

Now: Jessica is now one of Australia's top artists. She's released four albums in total, won two Aria Awards and has both performed and competed at the Eurovision Song Contest. She's also had a successful acting career, appearing in Bran Nue Dae, The Sapphires and The Secret Daughter.

11. Liam Hemsworth

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Then: Back in 2009, Liam was fresh off a stint on Neighbours and was starring in The Elephant Princess as Marcus.

Now: Appearing alongside Miley Cyrus — who he later married and divorced — Liam had his Hollywood break in The Last Song. He continued to sway every fan girl's heart in The Hunger Games trilogy and Isn't It Romantic.

12. Yvonne Strahovski

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Then: In 2009, Yvonne continued to play CIA Agent Sarah Walker in Chuck — a role she would hold until 2012.

Now: Yvonne has gone from strength to strength. She impressed in Dexter, I, Frankenstein and The Astronaut Wives Club before landing the killer role of Serena Waterford in The Handmaid's Tale. For that, she's been nominated for an Emmy, a SAG award and a Golden Globe.

13. Troye Sivan

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Then: Troye was uploading covers to his YouTube channel and auditioning for roles.

Now: After gaining popularity on YouTube, Troye has now become an accomplished singer and actor. He has two albums — Blue Neighbourhood and Bloom — gone on four different tours, played Gary in Boy Erased and received a Golden Globe nom for Best Original Song in 2018.

14. Ryan Corr

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Then: Ryan had gained popularity after appearing in iconic kids shows like Silversun and Blue Water High. And in 2009, he graduated from NIDA!

Now: With 2019 about to end, Ryan has got some solid Aussie flicks under his belt. He's appeared in Packed to the Rafters, Love Child, Wolf Creek 2, The Water Diviner and most recently, Bloom.

15. Claire Holt

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Then: Claire had just left H20: Just Add Water and went on to appear in Messengers 2: The Scarecrow.

Now: Like her H20 co-star, Phoebe Tonkin, Claire had breakout roles in The Vampire Diaries and The Originals.

16. Dean Geyer

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Then: Australia's fave Aussie Idol heart throb was playing Ty Harper in Neighbours.

Now: Dean went on to have successful roles in Terra Nova and Glee, but hasn't acted in anything since 2018. According to his Instagram, he's chilling and looks pretty damn happy.

17. Mia Wasikowska

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Then: Mia was appearing in a slew of American films like Amelia and That Evening Sun.

Now: After playing Alice in Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland, Mia gained worldwide recognition. She was honoured with the Breakthrough Artist Award for her work in The Kids Are All Right and made her directorial debut in The Turning.

18. Hamish Blake and Andy Lee (Hamish & Andy)

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Then: Hamish and Andy were hosting their popular radio show and the American leg of Caravan of Courage — a show where they road trip across a location and do various activities — premiered on Ten.

Now: The comedic duo found success with their Gap Year instalments, which earned them Logie nominations and wins. Their latest series, Hamish and Andy's "Perfect" Holiday will air on Nine this year.

19. Lincoln Lewis

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Then: In 2009, Lincoln was stealing hearts and burning up the dance floor on Home and Away and Dancing with the Stars.

Now: Lincoln's biggest roles to date have been in Tomorrow, When The War Began, Underbelly: Razor and Gallipoli.

20. Marny Kennedy

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Then: Hot off Mortified's success, Marny's next big role was in the reboot of The Saddle Club.

Now: You've probably caught Marny in Conspiracy 365, Bite Club or Wentworth.

21. Sean Keenan

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Then: Sean was still starring in Lockie Leonard.

Now: Little Lockie is all grown up and has moved onto more ~adult~ roles. You've probably seen him in Cloudstreet, Puberty Blues and Glitch. His next project will be in True History of the Kelly Gang, which will be released next year.

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