Glamorous Kylie Minogue actually got her first taste of stardom as the tomboyish Charlene Mitchell on the soap opera 'Neighbours.' She became so beloved that her character's wedding drew an audience of 20 million U.K. viewers, and Minogue's fellow Aussies voted her their Most Popular Television Performer.

Given that resume, she was already a well-known commodity on the other side of the world before hitting U.S. shores with singles like 'Locomotion' and 'I Should Be So Lucky.' Her girl-next-door image later matured into a full-fledged sex kitten, which likely helped her 2001 dance hit, 'Can't Get You Out of My Head,' reach No. 1 in 40 countries.

 

 

Watch Kylie Minogue's First Scenes on 'Neighbours'