Two locals among the most loved Aussie celebrities
TWO Northern Rivers locals, Olivia Newton-John and Simon Baker, have been included in this year's list of most loved Australian celebrities, known as the Encore Score.
Hugh Jackman topped the list as the most popular celebrity, followed by fellow home-grown Hollywood success stories Cate Blanchett (2) and Eric Bana (3).
Singer and Newrybar business owner Olivia Newton-John was placed as number 4 in the list, with Nashua actor Simon Baker closing the top ten list.
Both Baker and Newton-John have been placed in the top ten of the most-loved celebrities in the country in each of the three occasions the survey has been conducted.
The study, compiled for the third time by Pureprofile and commissioned by Focal Attractions, reveals the popularity of Australian personalities.
Launched in 2012, and commissioned by Focal Attractions, the Encore Score uses a list of more than 1000 local and international names that have graced Australian screens, radios, magazines and billboards.
It asks 3000 everyday people whether they've heard of the figures, and how they rate them on a scale from those they consider to be their favourites to those they hate.
Kyle Sandilands has been dethroned as Australia's most hated public figure, in the 2015 Encore Score survey gauging the popularity of Australia's personalities.
The most hated person in the public domain is disgraced television personality Rolf Harris.
While Prime Minister Tony Abbott, a new figure to the list since it was last produced in 2013, is the second most disliked person in the country, joined by fellow politicians Joe Hockey, Clive Palmer and Pauline Hanson in the bottom 10.
The Top 10 most popular
- Hugh Jackman
- Cate Blanchett
- Eric Bana
- Olivia Newton John
- Anh Do
- Hamish Blake
- Rebecca Gibney
- Amanda Keller
- Nicole Kidman
- Simon Baker
The Top 10 most hated
- Rolf Harris
- Tony Abbott
- Kyle Sandilands
- Joe Hockey
- Clive Palmer
- Pauline Hanson
- Ben Cousins
- Tom Waterhouse
- Brynne Edelsten
- Lara Bingle