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Great Ocean Road Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Great Ocean Road

1. Chris Hemsworth

Chris Hemsworth, born on August 11, 1983, is an Australian actor. He is widely known for his portrayal of Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films. Hemsworth was born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and spent a part of his childhood in the region of Great Ocean Road. He attended Heathmont College and later pursued a career in acting. With his charming looks and impressive acting skills, he has become one of the most renowned actors in Hollywood today.

2. Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen

Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, born on June 13, 1986, are American fashion designers and former child actresses. Although they were born in Sherman Oaks, California, United States, the Olsen twins have close ties to the Great Ocean Road region. They co-owned a holiday home in the area and have frequently been spotted enjoying the coastal beauty of Victoria. Known for their success as child stars in the television series "Full House," they have transitioned into the world of fashion and established their own widely recognized brands.

3. Joel Parkinson

Joel Parkinson, born on April 10, 1981, is a retired Australian professional surfer. He was born in Nambour, Queensland but has strong connections to Great Ocean Road due to his numerous visits to the renowned surf breaks along the coastline. Parkinson is considered one of the most stylish and accomplished surfers of his generation, having won the WSL World Championship in 2012. He has left an indelible mark on Australian surfing and continues to inspire the next generation of surfers.

4. Adam Scott

Adam Scott, born on July 16, 1980, is an Australian professional golfer. Scott was born in Adelaide, South Australia, but has spent considerable time playing and enjoying the golf courses in the Great Ocean Road region. He has achieved significant success in his career, including winning the Masters Tournament in 2013, becoming the first Australian golfer to do so. With his impeccable skills and sportsmanship, Scott has become a respected figure in the world of golf.

5. Shane Warne

Shane Warne, born on September 13, 1969, is a former Australian international cricketer. While Warne was born in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, he developed a fondness for the Great Ocean Road region and has been spotted enjoying its scenic beauty. Warne is regarded as one of the greatest leg spinners in the history of cricket, having achieved numerous records during his illustrious career. He played a key role in Australia's domination of world cricket in the 1990s and early 2000s.

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