19 famous people you didn't know hail from Toowoomba
ACTORS, sports stars and politicians, Toowoomba is home to the rich and famous.
Here are 19 residents who left the Garden City to take over the world.
1. Michael Katsidis
Of Greek descent, Mr Katsidis often pays homage to his heritage by wearing a Corinthian helmet when entering the ring.
2. Will Power
After winning the 2014 IndyCar Series he was given the keys to his hometown of Toowoomba where his parents still reside.
Mr Power regularly visits the city and often mentions it when giving interviews.
3. Gina Jeffreys
Often called Australia's "Queen of Country", Gina Jeffreys has won numerous Australian country music awards.
She's been nominated for four ARIA Awards and has won two APRA Awards and five won Golden Guitar awards at the Tamworth Country Music Awards of Australia.
4. Meshel Laurie
An Australian comedian and radio and television personality, Meshel Laurie moved to Melbourne early in her career as a stand-up comic to take advantage of its strong comedy industry/community.
She is a Buddhist and heavily involved in charities.
5. Steele Rudd (Arthur Hoey Davis)
Arthur Hoey Davis is best known for his work On Our Selection.
6. Shane Withington
Shane Withington is an Australian actor best known for playing surf life guard John Palmer in Home and Away on the Seven network.
7. Penelope Wensley
Penelope Anne "Penny" Wensley AC is a former Australian public servant, who was the Governor of Queensland from 2008 to 2014.
8. Nathan Friend
Nathan Friend, is an Australian professional rugby league footballer who currently plays for the Gold Coast Titans in the National Rugby League.
9. Judy Morris
Judith Ann "Judy" Morris is an Australian actress, as well as a film director and screenwriter, well known for the variety of roles she played in 54 different television shows and films.
She co-wrote a musical epic about the life of penguins in Antarctica which became Happy Feet, Australia's largest animated film project to date.
10. Eric 'Toowoomba Ghost' Harris
The rugby league player who played at representative level for the British Empire, was known as the 'Toowoomba Ghost' because of his ability to evade defenders.
11. Michael Brennan
Michael Brennan OAM is a field hockey midfielder from Australia, who was a member of the team that won gold at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens.
12. Peter Cameron
An Australian mathematician, Peter Cameron works in group theory, combinatorics, coding theory, and model theory.
13. Air Marshal D C T Bennett
Air Vice-Marshal Donald Clifford Tyndall Bennett CB CBE DSO was an Australian aviation pioneer and bomber pilot who rose to be the youngest air vice-marshal in the Royal Air Force.
14. General Sir Henry (Harry) George Chauvel
Sir Harry Chauvel, was a senior officer of the Australian Imperial Force who fought at Gallipoli.
15. Geoffrey Rush
Geoffrey Rush is the youngest of the few people who have won the "Triple Crown of Acting": the Academy Award, the Primetime Emmy Award, and the Tony Award.
16. Elizabeth Kenny
Elizabeth Kenny was an unaccredited Australian nurse, who developed a controversial new approach to polio treatment while caring for ill soldiers during the First World War.
17. Frank Ford
Australia's 15th Prime Minister Frank Ford was schooled in Toowoomba.
18. Steve Price
An Australian international representative, Steve Price retired as Queensland's most-capped State of Origin forward.
19. Sonia Kruger
Sonia Kruger is best known for co-hosting the popular Australian version of Dancing with the Stars and for the role of Tina Sparkle in the hit 1992 film Strictly Ballroom.