Tony Collette and Natalie Imbruglia, both actresses and singers launched their careers, from a young age and became famous Australian artists.
They are both versatile performers, who entertain audiences around the world.
Toni Collette is not only one of the Australian actresses who rose to fame, she is also a musician who has her own band "Toni Collette and the Finish".
She started her career with the Australian comedy "Spotswood" in 1992 where she played next to Anthony Hopkins and Russell Crowe.
The 1994 movie "Murriel's Wedding" won her the:
Toni Collette's status of international celebrity came with her nomination for an Oscar in 1997 for the movie "The Sixth Sense".
She received various nominations for her performance in "Little Miss Sunshine" in 2006, including a Golden Globe, Australian Film Institute and BAFTA award nominations.
In 2009 she won the Emmy for the best leading actress in the "United States of Tara" television series. This role won her a Golden Globe, her first, in 2010.
Her awards are not limited to movies. She received a Tony award nomination for "The Wild Party" musical on Broadway.
Her 1997 single "Torn" was a huge success in Australia, UK and also US and sold millions of copies. This paved the way for her debut album "Left of the Middle", which was an instant success in UK, in December 1997.
Natalie Imbruglia continued to write songs and put together another album "White Lilies Island" in 2001. While it did not enjoy the same success as the previous one, it sold more than two million copies.
She didn't take success for granted and poured more work and talent into the third album "Counting Down the Days". One of its singles "Shiver" was a hit in 2005.
Natalie Imbruglia put together her 2009 album "Come to Life" and released its first song "Want" co-written with Chris Martin of Coldplay.
Natalie's career includes modelling and being a judge in the "X Factor" shows in UK and Australia.
References: www.wikipedia.org, www.natalieimbruglia.com