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List of famous people from Slovenia, including photos when available. The people below are listed by their popularity, so the most recognizable names are at the top of the list. Some of the people below are celebrities born in Slovenia, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Slovenia you might already know that these prominent figures are also from your hometown, but some of the names below may really surprise you. This list includes people who were born and raised in Slovenia, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

This list has a variety of people in it, from Marko Bezjak to Borut Urh.

If you want to answer the questions, "Which famous people are from Slovenia?" or "Which celebrities were born in Slovenia?" then this list is a great resource for you.

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Louis Adamic is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Louis Adamic Died at 53 (1898-1951) - Louis Adamic was a Slovene-American author and translator, mostly known for writing about and advocating for ethnic diversity of America.

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Dimitrij Rupel is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Dimitrij Rupel age 71 - Dimitrij Rupel is a Slovenian politician.

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Silvo Plut is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Silvo Plut Died at 39 (1968-2007) - Silvo Plut was a Slovenian serial killer. He was sentenced to 30 years in prison for the murder of Ljubica Ulčar and the attempted murder of her husband Miro Ulčar on February 24, 2006. Plut had ...more

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Katarina Cas is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Katarina Cas age 39 - Katarina Cas is an actress and presenter.

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Sanja Grohar is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Sanja Grohar age 33 - Sanja Grohar is a Slovenian model. She won the Miss Slovenia competition in 2005 and attended Miss World 2005. She also won the title of best Playmate in the Slovenian men's magazine Playboy and ...more

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Petra Majdič is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Petra Majdič age 37 - Petra Majdič is a Slovenian former cross-country skier. Her best results came in classic style races. She won twenty-four World Cup races, twenty in sprint races, but she also won a marathon in ...more

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Teja Gregorin is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Teja Gregorin age 36 - Teja Gregorin is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 2002, having been a cross-country skier before that. Her best result in the Biathlon World Cup ...more

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Robert Kranjec is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Robert Kranjec age 35 - Robert Kranjec is a Slovenian ski jumper.

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Primož Peterka is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Primož Peterka age 36 - Primož Peterka is a Slovenian former ski jumper. During his career he won fifteen World Cup events and two consecutive World Cup titles, making him the third most successful Slovenian winter ...more

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Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Tadeja Brankovič-Likozar age 37 - Tadeja Brankovič is a Slovenian biathlete. She has been a member of the Slovenian biathlon team since 1995. So far she has five podium finishes in the Biathlon World Cup. The instructor in the ...more

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Eva Logar is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Eva Logar age 26 - Eva Logar is a ski jumper.

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Tina Srebotnjak is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Tina Srebotnjak Tina Srebotnjak is a Canadian radio and television journalist.

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Peter Dokl is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Peter Dokl age 30 - Peter Dokl is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Rok Flander is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Rok Flander age 36 - Rok Flander is a Slovenian snowboarder. Flander is currently 3rd in the overall standings of the 2006-07 Snowboarding World Cup, having won a race in Kronplatz and finishing second in ...more

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Peter Prevc is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Peter Prevc age 24 - Peter Prevc is a Slovenian ski jumper competing at World Cup level. He won a silver and a bronze medal at the 2014 Winter Olympics, a silver and a bronze at the 2013 Nordic World Ski ...more

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Mitja Mežnar is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Mitja Mežnar age 27 - Mitja Mežnar is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2003. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 29th in the individual large hill ...more

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Danilo Türk is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Danilo Türk age 63 - Danilo Türk served as the President of Slovenia between December 2007 and December 2012. He is also a lawyer and diplomat. As of 2014, he is a visiting professor of law at Columbia ...more

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Hermann A. Haus is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Hermann A. Haus Died at 78 (1925-2003) - Hermann Anton Haus was a Slovene-American physicist, electrical engineer, and Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Haus' research and teaching ranged from ...more

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Vasja Rupnik is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Vasja Rupnik age 39 - Vasja Rupnik is an Olympic Biathlete from Slovenia.

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Andrej Jerman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Andrej Jerman age 38 - Andrej "Jerry" Jerman, is a recently retired World Cup alpine ski racer from Slovenia. Born in Tržič, then in SFR Yugoslavia, Jerman specialized in the speed events of downhill and ...more

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Anita Roganovic is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Anita Roganovic age 50 - Anita Roganovic is a film crew member.

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Slavko Avsenik is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Slavko Avsenik age 87 - Slavko Avsenik is a Slovenian composer and musician. Beginning in 1953 with the formation of the Brothers Avsenik ensemble, Avsenik has produced more than 1,000 songs and enjoyed success both in ...more

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Andrej Križaj is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Andrej Križaj age 30 - Andrej Križaj, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Križaj represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Peter Mankoč is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Peter Mankoč age 38 - Peter Mankoč is a Slovenian swimmer. He is one of the most successful short course European Championship swimmers in the history of the event. Mankoč is the former world record holder in the 100 ...more

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Sara Isaković is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Sara Isaković age 28 - Sara Isaković is a retired Slovenian swimmer. In 2008 Beijing Olympics, at the age of 20, she placed 2nd in the 200 freestyle with the time of 1.54.97, being the second woman ever to brake the 1 ...more

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Primoz Pikl is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Primoz Pikl age 34 - Primož Pikl is a Slovenian ski jumper who has competed since 2002. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, he finished eighth in the team large hill and 24th in the individual normal hill ...more

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Polde Bibič is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Polde Bibič Died at 79 (1933-2012) - Polde Bibič was a Slovenian stage and film actor, a writer, and an academic professor, best known for his role in the film Flowers in Autumn and his work in theatre, Bibič was a recipient of ...more

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Janez Jazbec is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Janez Jazbec age 31 - Janez Jazbec, is a Slovenian alpine skier. Jazbec represented Slovenia at the 2010 Winter Olympics.

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Jurij Vega is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Jurij Vega Died at 48 (1754-1802) - Baron Jurij Bartolomej Vega was a Slovene mathematician, physicist and artillery officer.

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Janez Brajkovič is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Janez Brajkovič age 32 - Janez Brajkovič is a racing cyclist from Metlika, Slovenia. He was the world under-23 Time Trial champion in Verona and rides for UCI Professional Continental Team UnitedHealthcare.

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Andrej Bajuk is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Andrej Bajuk Died at 68 (1943-2011) - Andrej Bajuk, also known in Spanish as Andrés Bajuk was a Slovene politician and economist. He served briefly as Prime Minister of Slovenia in the year 2000, and Finance Minister in the ...more

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Tomaž Humar is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Tomaž Humar Died at 40 (1969-2009) - Tomaž Humar, nicknamed Gozdni Joža, was a Slovenian mountaineer. A father of two, Humar lived in Kamnik, Slovenia. He completed over 1500 ascents, and won a number of mountaineering and other ...more

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Luka Zujic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Luka Zujic age 26 - Luka Zujic is a luger.

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Nina Bucinel is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Nina Bucinel age 25 - Nina Bucinel is a luger.

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Danej Navrboc is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Danej Navrboc age 25 - Danej Navrboc is a luger.

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Nina Cebin is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Nina Cebin age 24 - Nina Cebin is a luger.

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Slavko Avsenik, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Slavko Avsenik, Jr. age 57 - Slavko Avsenik, Jr. is a Slovenian composer and pianist. He is also the author of numerous children's songs. He is the son of the Slavko Avsenik.

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Katja Višnar is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Katja Višnar age 33 - Katja Višnar is a Slovenian cross-country skier who has competed since 2001. At the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, she finished 11th in the team sprint, 15th in the 4 x 5 km relay, and 16th ...more

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Miha Meglic is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Miha Meglic age 29 - Miha Meglic is a luger.

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Željko Ražnatović is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Željko Ražnatović Died at 48 (1952-2000) - Željko Ražnatović, known as Arkan, was a Serbian career criminal and commander of a paramilitary force in the Yugoslav Wars, called the Serb Volunteer Guard. He was on Interpol's most wanted ...more

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Blaž Medvešek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Blaž Medvešek age 36 - Blaž Medvešek is a former backstroke swimmer from Slovenia, who competed for his native country of Slovenia at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece as well as at 2000 Summer Olympics in ...more

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Boštjan Nachbar is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Boštjan Nachbar age 36 - Boštjan "Boki" Nachbar is a Slovenian professional basketball player for FC Barcelona of the Liga ACB.

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Grega Žemlja is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Grega Žemlja age 30 - Grega Žemlja is a tennis player from Slovenia. He has won five singles titles and one doubles title on the ATP Challenger Tour. In 2012, he reached the third round of the US Open, the first ...more

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Pier Paolo Vergerio the Elder is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Pier Paolo Vergerio the Elder Died at 74 (1370-1444) - Pier Paolo Vergerio was an Italian humanist, statesman, and canon lawyer.

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Jakob Lorber is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Jakob Lorber Died at 64 (1800-1864) - Jakob Lorber was a Christian mystic and visionary from the Duchy of Styria, who promoted liberal Universalism. He referred to himself as "God's scribe". He wrote that on 15 March 1840 ...more

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Anton Nanut is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Anton Nanut age 84 - Anton Nanut, born September 13, 1932, is the best known Slovenian conductor of classical music. From 1981 to 1999 he served as the chief conductor of the RTV Slovenia Symphony Orchestra. He was ...more

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Jure Sinkovec is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Jure Sinkovec age 31 - Jure Sinkovec is a ski jumper.

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Lila Prap is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Lila Prap age 60 - Lila Prap is the pen name of Slovene illustrator and writer Lilijana Praprotnik Zupančič. She is best known for her humorous children's picture books, published both in her native Slovenia and

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Leopold Suhodolčan is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Leopold Suhodolčan Died at 52 (1928-1980) - Leopold Suhodolčan was a Slovene writer, best known for his juvenile fiction. Together with Stanko Kotnik he was one of the conceptors of the Reading Badge of Slovenia competition that still ...more

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Filip Flisar is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Slovenia
Filip Flisar age 28 - Filip Flisar is a Slovenian freestyle skier competing in ski cross discipline.