Landed first professional acting gig at 11 on the Australian TV series Skyways.
Left school at 17 to pursue a full-time acting career, starring in the popular Aussie soap opera Neighbours.
Gave first singing performance in 1983 on a show called Young Talent Time, on which her sister Dannii was already a regular.
Performed a rendition of Little Eva's 1962 hit "The Loco-Motion" at a charity event featuring Neighbours cast members; executives at a local label recorded and released a single of her version, which stayed at the top of the Australian pop charts for seven weeks. Signed with PWL Records shortly after the song was released.
Made feature-film debut in 1989's The Delinquents; that same year, participated in the remake of the 1984 benefit single "Do They Know It's Christmas."
Released a self-themed art book entitled Kylie.
Performed a rendition of ABBA's 1977 disco hit "Dancing Queen" at the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
Was made an Officer of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year's Honours in 2008 for her contributions to music.