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Glenelg Who's Who

Distinguished and Famous people from Glenelg

1. Adam Scott

Adam Scott, born on July 16, 1980, is an Australian professional golfer. He was raised in Glenelg, South Australia. Scott has numerous achievements in his golfing career, including winning the Masters Tournament in 2013, becoming the first Australian to do so.

2. Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt, born on February 24, 1981, is a retired Australian professional tennis player. He hails from Glenelg, South Australia. Hewitt was ranked No. 1 in men's singles tennis by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) at the age of 20, making him the youngest-ever male player to hold this position.

3. Nick Xenophon

Nick Xenophon, born on January 29, 1959, is an Australian politician and former member of the Australian Senate. Although not originally from Glenelg, he later called it his home. Xenophon established himself as a prominent and independent politician, advocating for various causes and reforms during his time in office.

4. Hugh Sheridan

Hugh Sheridan, born on June 30, 1985, is an Australian actor and musician. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and spent his childhood in Glenelg. Sheridan is best known for his role as Ben Rafter in the television series "Packed to the Rafters."

5. Dawn Fraser

Dawn Fraser, born on September 4, 1937, is a retired Australian swimmer and three-time Olympic gold medalist. Although not born in Glenelg, she later moved to the area. Fraser was one of Australia's most successful swimmers, setting multiple world records during her career.

6. Paul Kelly

Paul Kelly, born on January 13, 1955, is an Australian singer-songwriter and musician. He was born in Adelaide, South Australia, and spent part of his childhood in Glenelg. Kelly has released numerous acclaimed albums and is known for his storytelling through his music.

7. Guy Pearce

Guy Pearce, born on October 5, 1967, is an Australian actor and musician. Although not originally from Glenelg, Pearce lived in the area for some time. He has appeared in various films, including "Memento," "The King's Speech," and "L.A. Confidential," gaining recognition for his versatile performances.

8. Chelsea Pitman

Chelsea Pitman, born on April 25, 1988, is an Australian netball player. She was raised in Glenelg, South Australia. Pitman has represented the Australian Diamonds, the national netball team, and has had a successful international career.

9. Margot Robbie

Margot Robbie, born on July 2, 1990, is an Australian actress and film producer. Although not born in Glenelg, she grew up in the nearby suburb of Somerset. Robbie has appeared in numerous films, including "The Wolf of Wall Street," "I, Tonya," and "Bombshell," receiving critical acclaim for her performances.

10. Bradken

Bradken is an Australian engineering company that traces its origins to Glenelg, South Australia. Established in 1922, Bradken has evolved into a global supplier of differentiated consumable products to the mining, bulk materials handling, and rail industries.

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