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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.

Breanne Benson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 34
Breanne Benson is an American pornographic actress of Albanian descent.

Luigj Gurakuqi is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous People From Albania
Dec. 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.

Masiela Lusha is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 33
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

Arbër Abilaliaj is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous People From Albania
Arbër Abilaliaj age 32
Arbër Abilaliaj is an Albanian football player who currently plays for KS Flamurtari.

Ramiz Alia is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous People From Albania
Dec. 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

Ismail Kadare is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 83
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

Sali Berisha is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 74
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

Luljeta Lleshanaku is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 50
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

Leon Qafzezi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 66
Leon Qafzezi is a writer and cineaste.

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

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

Rexhep Meidani is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 74
Rexhep Qemal Meidani is an Albanian politician and third President of Albania.

Tanush Shaska is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 51

Murat Reis the Elder is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous People From Albania
Murat Reis the Elder Dec. 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.

Bujar Nishani is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous People From Albania
Bujar Nishani age 52
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

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

Arben Malaj is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous People From Albania
Arben Malaj age 57
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

Jimmy Marku is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 44
Jimmy Marku is an Albanian-born British strongman competitor.

Briken Calja is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous People From Albania
Briken Calja age 29
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

Pashko Vasa is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous People From Albania
Dec. 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

Altin Lala is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous People From Albania
age 43
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.

Donald Suxho is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous People From Albania
Donald Suxho age 43
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

Llazar Fundo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous People From Albania
Llazar Fundo Dec. 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

Koto Hoxhi is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous People From Albania
Koto Hoxhi Dec. 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.

Bujar Alimani is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous People From Albania
Bujar Alimani age 50
Bujar Alimani is a film director, screenwriter and actor.