Australian people of Swiss descent

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  1. Isabel Lucas

    Isabel Lucas


    Isabel Lucas (born 29 January 1985) is an Australian actress and model. She is best known for her roles in Home and Away (2003–2006), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Daybreakers (2009), The Pacific (2010), Immortals (2011), and Red Dawn (2012). In 2014, she appeared alongside Nick Jonas in the thriller film Careful What You Wish For.

  2. Anouska Hempel

    Anouska Hempel


    Anouska Hempel, Lady Weinberg (born 13 December 1941 as Anne Geissler; sometimes credited as Anoushka Hempel)) is a New Zealand film and television actress turned hotelier and interior designer. She is a noted figure in London society.

  3. Louise Lovely

    Louise Lovely


    Louise Lovely (born Nellie Louise Alberti, 28 February 1895 – 18 March 1980) was the first Australian motion picture actress to find success in America.

  4. Tommy Raudonikis

    Tommy Raudonikis


    Tommy Raudonikis OAM (born 13 April 1950 in Cowra, New South Wales) is an Australian former rugby league footballer and coach. He played over twenty-nine Tests and World Cup games as Australia representative halfback and captained his country in two Tests of the 1973 Kangarooo tour.

  5. Francois Tetaz

    Francois Tetaz


    François "Franc" Tétaz (born December 22, 1970) is an Australian film composer, music producer and mixer, who won the Australasian Performing Right Association (APRA) / Australian Guild of Screen Composers (AGSC) 2006 'Feature Film Score of the Year' Award for Wolf Creek (2005).
    As a producer he has worked with Gotye, Kimbra, Architecture in Helsinki, Sally Seltmann, Lior and Bertie Blackman. He won an ARIA for his work on Gotye’s Making Mirrors album in 2011. He wrote, produced or mixed 7 songs in the triple j Hottest 100 for 2011.
    Franc won the Grammy Award for Record of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards for "Somebody That I Used to Know" (Gotye, featuring Kimbra) in 2013. The record was produced by Wally De Backer (Gotye) and engineered and mixed by Wally and Franc. The song also won the Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance as performed by Gotye and Kimbra, and the Making Mirrors album took home the Grammy Award for Best Alternative Music Album.

  6. Iggy Pintado

    Iggy Pintado


    Iggy Pintado (born Ignacio José Ramon de la Santícima Trinidad Pintado y Vicente on 8 August 1961) is a Spanish-Australian author and marketer who wrote the book Connection Generation.

  7. Henri Jeanneret

    Henri Jeanneret


    Henri Jeanneret (born 1 January 1878 in Switzerland) was an Australian rules football player, who played in the Victorian Football League (VFL).

  8. Edward Guye

    Edward Guye


    Edward Fritz Guye (12 November 1887 – 4 July 1960) was an Australian politician who sat in the Victorian Legislative Assembly from 1940 to 1958.

  9. Matthew Leuenberger

    Matthew Leuenberger


    Matthew Craig Leuenberger is a professional Australian rules footballer currently playing with the Brisbane Lions in the Australian Football League.

  10. Andrew Bartlett

    Andrew Bartlett


    Andrew John Julian Bartlett (born 4 August 1964) is an Australian politician. He was formerly an Australian Democrats member of the Australian Senate from 1997 to 2008, representing the state of Queensland. He was the leader of the Democrats from 2002 to 2004, and deputy leader from 2004 to 2008. Bartlett is currently the convenor of the Queensland Greens.

  11. Blair Williams (television personality)

    Blair Williams (television personality)


    Blair Richard Williams (born 10 January 1992) is an Australian who lives and performs in South Korea as a television personality and digital marketer. He is currently a cast member in the television show Where Is My Friend's Home.

  12. Leonie Byrnes

    Leonie Byrnes


    Victoria Leonie (Pat) Byrnes (maiden name Palazzi) (2 April 1888 – 12 May 1964), teacher and school inspector. In 1956, long financially independent, she was installed as the honorary 'Mistress of Method' to the novices' teacher-training schools at Lochinvar and Singleton convents.

  13. Paul Haefliger

    Paul Haefliger


    Paul Haefliger (*1914, Germany – †1982, Switzerland) was an abstract painter, art critic, writer and printmaker. He was a major figures in the Sydney art world in the 1940s and 1950s and as art critic for Art in Australia and the Sydney Morning Herald he helped mould the standards of Australian art during this period.

  14. Roland Stocker

    Roland Stocker


    Roland Stocker (born 5 October 1956 in Switzerland) is a Swiss Australian biochemist who discovered the antioxidant activity of bilirubin. He is a former Olympic rower and has represented Switzerland at the 1980 Summer Olympics.

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