Natalie Bassingthwaighte

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Actress, Singer and Television Host; Natalie has achieved acclaim as one of 10 women to ever chart an Aria No. 1 as an Australian Solo Music Artist, previously enjoying international success as the lead singer of The Rogue Traders. Natalie has managed to clock up multi platinum sales continuously for her 8 Top 10 singles and 3 Top 10 albums to date.

Natalie began her career on stage in Australian productions of “Rent” and “Chicago”, before taking lead roles in the musicals, “Grease” and “Footloose”. She recently returned to the stage in her first play at the Sydney Opera House in the hugely successful extended season of “Love Loss and What I Wore”.

As an actress, she gained international notoriety in her first ongoing TV role of Izzy in “Neighbours”. More recently she returned to TV drama in the ratings smash “Underbelly, The Golden Mile”.

Natalie hosted the Logie winning series “Australia’s So You Think You Can Dance” for three series from 2008 to 2010, and was nominated for multiple Logies across the period for her role. She hosted “2010 Aria Awards” and has just announced her return to TV as a mentor and judge in “X Factor” for the Seven Network.

Natalie is one of Australia’s most renowned entertainers and has achieved significant success as an actress, musician, presenter and author.

Natalie’s premiere solo album “1000 Stars”, released February 2009, debuted at number one on the Australian charts and she is the only Australian artist to have two simultaneous singles in the iTunes Top Ten.

Natalie’s previous musical incarnation, as front woman for “The Rogue Traders” saw her and the band achieve multi platinum sales and seven ARIA award nominations.

She is the presenter of the first two series of “So You Think You Can Dance Australia”, the Network Ten ratings hit, which peaked at 2.2 million viewers and is well known to viewers worldwide as bad girl Izzy Hoyland in the television series “Neighbours” (2003-2007).

She is co-author of “Sistahood: A Journal of Self-Discovery”, a book designed to boost self esteem and inspire young women.

Natalie is the first and only Australian ambassador for Garnier hair products and is one of “Who Weekly’s” Most Beautiful People for 2009.