Although Isla Fisher may be an esteemed Hollywood actress known for her incredible comic timing today (pictured left in 1990, and pictured right at the 2020 Golden Globes), the Australian star actually had her breakout role in Home and Away in 1994, after several years of appearing in commercials.
One of the greatest Australian actresses to have ever trod the boards, Cate Blanchett started her career in theatre opposite Geoffrey Rush in the early '90s. Today, Blanchett (pictured left in 1994, and right in February 2020) is one of the country's greatest exports and a true icon of both stage and screen.
Like Blanchett, Nicole Kidman ranks amongst some of the greatest Australian actresses to take Hollywood by storm (pictured on the right at the 2020 SAG Awards). Although the Kidman started acting in local films with her natural red curls in 1983 (as pictured on the left), she debuted 'blonde bombshell' hair in 1995, when she appeared in Batman Forever opposite Val Kilmer, cementing the look that has now come to be her signature.
Rose Byrne made her local onscreen debut in the film Dallas Doll in 1994, before landing her first leading role in the 2000 film The Goddess of 1967(pictured left in the same year, pictured right in January 2020). She has since starred in numerous commercially and critically successful projects including the blockbuster Bridesmaids and the psychological thriller series Damages, for which she earned two Emmy Award nominations.
Home and Away alum Naomi Watts has had quite the stellar career (now matched by an equally stellar asymmetrical bob). From making her Australian film debut in 1986 (pictured left in her pre-fame headshot from the same year) to being nominated for multiple Academy Awards for 'Best Actress', Watts' career trajectory is certainly nothing to be sneezed at.
From a nose-ring sporting soap star on Neighbours (pictured left in 2009) to a perfectly coiffed, Oscar-nominated actress (pictured right at the 2020 Academy Awards), Margot Robbie's before-and-after Hollywood beauty evolution is definitely one for the history books.
Sydney-raised actress Nathalie Kelly of Dynasty reboot and Unreal fame may have favoured long and tumbling locks once upon a time (pictured left in 2006, and right in 2019), but these days her Instagram is a veritable treasure trove for bob and lob hairstyle inspiration.
Earning her stripes in local TV shows Out of The Blue and Home and Away, Samara Weaving (pictured left in 2009, and right in 2019) landed her first Hollywood lead role in 2013 and hasn't looked back since, with the now-'bronde' Weaving starring in Ryan Murphy's highly anticipated Netflix series, Hollywood.
Easily one of Australia's most well-respected stars, Toni Collette's illustrious career began in 1990 and today spans film, TV, production and stage, as well as singing and songwriting. And while her quote-worthy performance as the titular character in Muriel's Wedding is easily one of her most memorable, Collette (pictured left in 1994, and right in January 2020) has since starred in a number of commercial and independent Hollywood productions, including The Sixth Sense, Knives Out and The Hours.
Ride Like A Girl actress Teresa Palmer kick-started her acting career in 2005 and has gone from strength to strength since. The actress, who currently stars in the hit TV series A Discovery Of Witches, is now also an entrepreneur, having co-founded parenting site Zen Mamas and plant-based supplements brand, Lovewell.