PHOTO: Hugh Jackman might call New York home, but he still has property ties in his Sydney hometown. Photo: Christopher Pearce

Hugh Jackman was a relative nobody in 1997 when he and his then new wife Deborra-Lee Furness bought their matrimonial home, a two-bedder in Melbourne’s historic Cavendish House for $240,000.

Anonymity was clearly not the issue it would later prove to be given the couple had no need to hide the purchase behind a trust or company name and instead lodged it in their married names Hugh and Deborra-Lee Jackman.