Bold Face: Aussie TV

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Bold Face explores the cult of celebrity and the styles, trends and brands that stars show off in movies, at events and living their daily lives. To be considered for inclusion please contact senior editor, Deirdre Carroll.


Many of the faces that have become familiar to us in American TV and movies got their start "Down Under" with the help of Australian TV. This week's Bold Face highlights three actresses who've gone from the Outback to the back lots of Hollywood…

From Tasmanian devils to Satan himself, Australian actress Rachael Taylor’s life has been quite devilish. The Tasmanian-born Taylor currently stars as Jane Van Veen on ABC’s new drama series, 666 Park Avenue, which premiered in September. The actress, who got her acting start on Australian TV, now plays one half of a young, mid-western couple that moves into an elite apartment building in Manhattan’s Upper East Side and soon begins to realize that the building is also home to evil, mysterious, supernatural forces. In keeping with that theme, Taylor here is pictured looking sinfully good in the Valentino V622S sun style from Marchon



Born in Muscat, Oman, to Scottish parents, Isla Fisher’s family nonetheless settled in Perth, Australia when the funny lady was just six years old. She began appearing in commercials on Australian television at the age of nine, went on to win roles in popular children's television shows and Aussie soap operas before landing her first American role in 2002’s Scooby-Doo and her breakout role in 2005’s Wedding Crashers. This month you’ll be able to hear the Aussie in the animated Rise of the Guardians and next year she appears in one of the most highly anticipated films of 2013, Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby. Recently, Fisher was spotted in Hollywood while picking up daughter, Elula, with husband Sacha Baron Cohen while wearing the Converse Front Man shades from REM



Though born in Britain, Naomi Watts and her family relocated to Australian when she was fourteen. While down under, Watts coaxed her mother into letting her take acting classes and she later began her acting career on Australian television. Now an A-list actress, the blonde star has two major films coming out including, The Impossible, out Dec. 21, about the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami disaster, and the just wrapped Diana, where she portrays the last two years of Princess Diana's life, including her campaign against land mines and her relationship with surgeon Dr. Hasnat Khan. Here the mother of two boys exhibits her girly side in the matte pink Ray-Ban RB2140 Wayfarer sunglasses from Luxottica.