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List of famous people from Albania, 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 Albania, while others are simply notable locals. If you're from Albania 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 Albania, as well as those who were born there but moved away at a young age.

List people include Luigj Gurakuqi, Daniel Godelli and many more.

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

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Breanne Benson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Albania
Breanne Benson age 32 - Breanne Benson is an American pornographic actress of Albanian descent.

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Luigj Gurakuqi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Albania
Luigj Gurakuqi Died at 46 (1879-1925) - Luigj Gurakuqi was an Albanian writer and politician. He was an important figure of the Albanian National Awakening and was honoured with the People's Hero of Albania medal.

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Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Albania
Masiela Lusha age 31 - Masiela Lusha is an Albanian-American actress, author, producer and humanitarian who first gained recognition after starring in film and TV projects such as the Emmy Award-winning ABC series ...more

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Arbër Abilaliaj is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Albania
Arbër Abilaliaj age 29 - Arbër Abilaliaj is an Albanian football player who currently plays for KS Flamurtari.

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Ramiz Alia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ramiz Alia Died at 86 (1925-2011) - Ramiz Tafë Alia was the second and last Communist leader of Albania from 1985 to 1991, and the country's head of state from 1982 to 1992. He had been designated as successor by Enver Hoxha ...more

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Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ismail Kadare age 81 - Ismail Kadare is an Albanian novelist and poet. He has been a leading literary figure in Albania since the 1960s. He focused on short stories until the publication of his first novel, The ...more

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Sali Berisha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Albania
Sali Berisha age 72 - Sali Berisha, is a Albanian cardiologist and politician who served as President of Albania from 1992 to 1997 and Prime Minister from 2005 to 2013. He was also the leader of the Democratic Party ...more

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Luljeta Lleshanaku is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Albania
Luljeta Lleshanaku age 49 - Luljeta Lleshanaku is an Albanian poet who is the recipient of the 2009 Vilenice Kristal prize for world poetry She was educated in literature at the University of Tirana and was editor-in-chief ...more

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Leon Qafzezi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Albania
Leon Qafzezi age 62 - Leon Qafzezi is a writer and cineaste.

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Andon Zako Çajupi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous People From Albania
Andon Zako Çajupi Died at 64 (1866-1930) - Andon Zako Çajupi was a leading Albanian rilindas, poet, and playwright writer that actively participated in the Albanian National Awakening.

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Andamion Murataj is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous People From Albania
Andamion Murataj Andamion Murataj is an Albanian film director, producer, and screen writer currently living in New York, NY. He is best known for the script of The Forgiveness of Blood, which he co-wrote with ...more

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Rexhep Meidani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Albania
Rexhep Meidani age 72 - Rexhep Qemal Meidani is an Albanian politician and third President of Albania.

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Tanush Shaska is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Albania
Tanush Shaska age 48

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Murat Reis the Elder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Albania
Murat Reis the Elder Died at 104 (1534-1638) - Murat Reis the Elder was an Albanian privateer and admiral of the Ottoman Navy. He is regarded as one of the most important Barbary corsairs.

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Bujar Nishani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Albania
Bujar Nishani age 50 - Bujar Faik Nishani is an Albanian politician who has been President of Albania since July 2012. At the time of his election, Nishani was a member of the Democratic Party of Albania, an MP, and ...more

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Abas Ermenji is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous People From Albania
Abas Ermenji Died at 90 (1913-2003) - Prof. Abas Ermenji was an Albanian politician and historian.

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Arben Malaj is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Albania
Arben Malaj age 55 - Arben Malaj has been Minister of Finance and Economy in the Republic of Albania different times from 1997 until 2005. He is known for transforming the Albanian economy into a European profile, ...more

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Jimmy Marku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Albania
Jimmy Marku age 41 - Jimmy Marku is an Albanian-born British strongman competitor.

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Briken Calja is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Albania
Briken Calja age 25 - Briken Calja is an Albanian weightlifter. He competed for Albania at the 2012 Summer Olympics, where he finished 9th in his weight class. In 2013 Calja was suspended for two year for using ...more

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Pashko Vasa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Albania
Pashko Vasa Died at 67 (1825-1892) - Pashko Vasa also known as Vaso Pasha, Wasa Pasha or Vaso Pashë Shkodrani, was an Albanian writer, poet and publicist of the Albanian National Awakening, and Governor of Lebanon from 1882 ...more

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Altin Lala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Albania
Altin Lala age 40 - Altin Lala is an Albanian former footballer who played as a midfielder. He spent his entire career in Germany and also played for the Albania national football team.

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Donald Suxho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Albania
Donald Suxho age 41 - Donald Suxho is an Albanian-American professional volleyball player and a player for the US Olympic Team. As a setter, he participated in the 2004 Olympic games in Athens, Greece as well as the ...more

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Llazar Fundo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Albania
Llazar Fundo Died at 45 (1899-1944) - Llazar Fundo was an Albanian Communist, later social-democratic journalist and writer. He was a former member of the Comintern and the Balkan Communist Federation. He was associated with the Fan ...more

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Koto Hoxhi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Albania
Koto Hoxhi Died at 71 (1824-1895) - Koto Hoxhi was an advocate of the Albanian language. He taught this language secretly to his students in Qestorat in Southern Albania. He was imprisoned and died in prison for his beliefs.

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Bujar Alimani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Albania
Bujar Alimani age 46 - Bujar Alimani is a film director, screenwriter and actor.

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Ilirjan Çaushaj is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ilirjan Çaushaj age 28 - Ilirjan Caushaj is an Albanian football player. As of the 2010–11 season, he plays in the Albanian Superliga for Shkumbini Peqin as a defender. Caushi's previous clubs include Dinamo Tirana, ...more

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Evis X. Shaffer is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous People From Albania
Evis X. Shaffer age 36 - Evis Xheneti Shaffer is an Albanian American actress. She was born in Tirana, Albania to two accountants who later divorced in 1993. As a child, she learned fluent Italian by the age of 8. In ...more

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Aurela Gaçe is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous People From Albania
Aurela Gaçe age 41 - Aurela Gaçe is an Albanian singer. She is a three-time Festivali i Këngës winner, a two-time Kënga Magjike winner and a two-time Balkan Music Award winner for Balkan's Song ...more

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Claydee is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous People From Albania
Claydee age 30 - Klejdi Llupa, professionally known as Claydee Lupa and Beetkraft is a Greek - Albanian music artist, producer, songwriter and music executive now based in Greece. He is one of the most promising ...more

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Elvira Dones is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous People From Albania
Elvira Dones Elvira Dones is an Albanian novelist, screenwriter, and documentary film producer. Born in the coastal city of Durrës Dones graduated from the State University of Tirana. In 1988 she was ...more

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Abaz Kupi is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous People From Albania
Abaz Kupi Died at 84 (1892-1976) - Abaz Kupi or Abas Kupi also known as Bazi i Canës, was an Albanian officier commander of the gendarmerie of the town of Kruja, and later of the town of Durres. He is also known for his role ...more

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Greta Koci is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous People From Albania
Greta Koci age 19

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Thomas Simaku is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous People From Albania
Thomas Simaku age 57 - Thomas Simaku is an Albanian composer of British citizenship currently based in York.

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Besnik Mustafaj is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous People From Albania
Besnik Mustafaj age 57 - Besnik Bajram Mustafaj is an Albanian writer and diplomat.

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Köprülü Mehmed Pasha is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous People From Albania
Köprülü Mehmed Pasha Died at 86 (1575-1661) - Köprülü Mehmed Pasha was the founder of the Albanian Köprülü political dynasty of the Ottoman Empire, a family of viziers, warriors, and statesmen who dominated the ...more

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Ali Pasha is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ali Pasha Died at 78 (1744-1822) - Ali Pasha of Tepelena or of Yannina, surnamed Aslan, "the Lion", or the "Lion of Yannina", was a Muslim Albanian ruler who served as an Ottoman pasha of the western part of ...more

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Ermira Gjata is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ermira Gjata age 59 - Ermira Gjata is an actress and a screenwriter.

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Sonia Sudi is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous People From Albania
Sonia Sudi age 31 - Sonia Sudi is an actress.

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Julian Deda is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous People From Albania
Julian Deda age 34 - Julian Deda is Albanian comedian and actor. He was born in 15 September 1981 in Shkodër. He is son of famous Albanian actor Zef Deda

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Besnik Bisha is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous People From Albania
Besnik Bisha age 57 - Besnik Bisha is an Albanian film director and actor. He has directed five films since 1988. His 2007 film Mao Tse Tung was entered into the 30th Moscow International Film Festival.

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Marvin Tafaj is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous People From Albania
Marvin Tafaj age 33 - Marvin Tafaj is an actor.

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Marko Bitraku is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous People From Albania
Marko Bitraku age 66 - Marko Bitraku is an actor.

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Eglantina Cenomeri is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous People From Albania
Eglantina Cenomeri age 34 - Eglantina Cenomeri is an actress.

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Elini Dimoutsos is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous People From Albania
Elini Dimoutsos age 27 - Elini Charalambos Dimoutsos is a Greek footballer who plays for Atromitos and the Greek national team.

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Hajrie Rondo is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous People From Albania
Hajrie Rondo age 66 - Hajrie Rondo is an actress.

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Skanderbeg is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous People From Albania
Skanderbeg Died at 63 (1405-1468) - George Kastrioti, commonly known as Skanderbeg, was a 15th-century Albanian nobleman. Skanderbeg was born in 1405 to the noble Kastrioti family. Sultan Murad II took him hostage in 1423 and he ...more

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Sokol Olldashi is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous People From Albania
Sokol Olldashi Died at 41 (1972-2013) - Sokol Olldashi was an Albanian politician. A member of the Democratic Party of Albania, he was the Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Telecommunications in the cabinet of Sali Berisha. ...more

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Robert Budina is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous People From Albania
Robert Budina Robert Budina is a film director, film producer and writer.

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Guliem Kotorri is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous People From Albania
Guliem Kotorri age 25 - Guliem Kotorri is an actor.

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Ledian Memushaj is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous People From Albania
Ledian Memushaj age 29 - Ledian Memushaj is an Albanian professional footballer who plays for Italian club Pescara and the Albanian national team.